Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Excel
Working in Compliance we use Excel for our initial dives for testing. It is very useful for going through samples data sets. Simple easy tools and formulas available in Excel make for an easy tool for quick analysis. When using our self-service BI tool I am able to pull data into excel and send it to other users as well making the communication of data simple.
- Quick data analysis and formula creation
- Graphs and charts for reporting
- Great tool for running and checking calculations
- Excel data capacity. Anytime a data set gets too large excel struggles to run.
- Sharing capabilities are not as good as other systems. In that when working locally the inability to share without sending out emails.
Excel is the most basic of the options I have used. Basic does not mean bad it just means it is not as beefed up as some of the other tools out there. When you get into Macros and VBA coding the doors of excel open up, but where it has its downfall is with processing power. The tool can only take so much whereas with SQL running data on a million records is nothing, but excel will struggle over 80,000 records.
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Especially for users who are not as technically prepared as others. There are a lot of great tools for people who are more experienced, but Excel is a great starting point for anyone. Being a self-taught coder I learned the basics using Excel and VBA. These tools helped me to improve my analytical thinking process. I highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in data analytics because it is a great stepping stone.