Out of the box, Microsoft Excel often proves to be the source of an ongoing headache for businesses the world over.
This is due to the fact that the Excel software itself presents companies with so many possible functionalities and usages that it’s very difficult to pinpoint the most suitable aspects or automations that can maximise the productivity for a specific organisation. The word ‘pivot table’ alone is enough to strike fear into the heart of many IT managers who we’ve spoken down the years.
Experience is absolutely essential to tailor an approach to implementation that draws as much value as possible from your Excel workbooks, spreadsheets and databases. That’s why seeking Excel consultancy is a smart move for any business that is looking to streamline its day to day operations. Working closely together provides an invaluable opportunity to drill down into organisational needs and tailor an approach to fulfilling them with minimal stress.
We live in the age of big data, which means that more businesses than ever before realise the necessity of being able to store and retrieve important information at the drop of a hat. Whether it be compiling intuitive visualisations based on sales figures, managing details for payroll or dissecting proprietary customer information, Excel consultancy can support the growth of businesses in countless ways.
The ability to crunch data quickly when working with complex workbooks and numerous spreadsheets is what makes Excel one of the pre-eminent softwares of our generation. As with most industry-standard programs, it takes a skilled professional with deep technical knowledge to understand the full range of capabilities on offer, but also those that are relevant to a particular organisation.
It’s also important to remember that the Microsoft Excel of today is a totally different beast than it was ten years ago. For instance, Excel’s recent foray into 3D visualisations offers a unique way to present key data and enhance the creative impact of any given workbook. That’s not to mention the ongoing shift towards mobile technology – resulting in a pressing need for businesses to make key adjustments to facilitate the technical requirements involved with remote working – or the ability for users to work with larger formula ranges and dissect data in new, interesting ways as standard.
Chances are that this evolution will continue at an even greater pace for the next ten years and beyond. Staying on the pulse of Excel updates is the only way to ensure that your business is operating at maximum efficiency and continuing to lead the pack when it comes to software implementation.
Analysing existing datasets that are managed efficiently is one thing, but a pioneering Excel consultancy can also support forward-thinking businesses that are keen to decipher a range of hypothetical scenarios. Say a business is looking into exploiting a different target market or geographical location than what they are currently, Excel can certainly help to shine a light on key insights that may help to validate an alternative approach.
As for the program itself, industry experts remain agreed that there is no better spreadsheet and data analytics alternative on the horizon. The beauty of Excel is that it is clean, simple and, when mastered, an incredibly powerful weapon in the arsenal of any given business.
If your business is facing any of these challenges, or you wish to find out more about the Excel consultancy services that Bespoke Excel provide, get in touch with our team of expert advisors today on 0161 883 2655.
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