If you’re not careful, you can make a big mistake when you’re using a spreadsheet at work. If you think that these errors will go unnoticed, then you need to read these Spreadsheet Horror Stories. To avoid becoming another story, you should be sure to brush up on your Excel skills and learn the best practices for building spreadsheets with minimal errors.
Spreadsheets are rife with errors, but they do not have to be if you follow some simple steps to avoid these errors. Many spreadsheet errors arise from the fact that spreadsheets are developed on-the-fly by end users who do follow any clear or consistent guidance on the development of their spreadsheets coupled with the fact that these spreadsheets are not reviewed to ensure they are error-free. You can learn more about this topic here.
Following a few simple steps, or best practices, when you begin developing a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel or spreadsheet application can save you a lot of headaches because you won’t have to correct numerous errors.
Small business owners can learn how to prevent spreadsheet errors from causing errors that negatively impact their business by employing a few basic best practice techniques in the spreadsheet development and review processes. You can learn more in the article Spreadsheet Horror Stories – Part I.
Spreadsheet Horror Stories: The Risk of Spreadsheet Errors covers 3 examples of organizations impacted by a spreadsheet error. Most businesses, large or small, rely on spreadsheets in their business processes, including in their accounting functions. You can learn from others mistakes and take precautions to ensure that these mistakes do not happen to you and your business.
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