Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Excel
Excel is used by nearly everyone in my industry because it is an extremely useful data gathering tool. It is used for everything from planning, logistics, inventory, estimation, to even used just as a calculator. It's extremely useful for seeing why people made the decisions they did, because I can look back at one of their spreadsheets used for a project and it usually outlines what math they used to come to a certain solution. Since I bounce between numerous projects at once, it's easy to forget why I had made a decision I made a month ago. I use Excel to do a lot of my pricing because I can then see where I pulled my numbers and why I went with the price I used. And in terms of logistics, I can chart my next year of work on a project so that I can plan the distribution of work accordingly between projects.
- Data Gathering
- Data Filtering
- Layout of equation panel
- Graphing tool setup
- Data plotting
- Copy and pasting
- Increased efficiency
- Tasks are easier to manage
- Inventory is much easier to track
Google Sheets is a good spreadsheet software for it's online sharing capabilities, but Microsoft Excel is a much more loaded program with a lot more capabilities and functions. Excel to Google Sheets is like a MOAB compared to a bottle rocket in terms of functionality and programming. I haven't used the macro functions as much, but I know that you can find a user-programmed excel sheet online for almost any application you need. That's because of the programming capabilities embedded in Excel. If Excel had a more user-friendly system for online sharing and collaboration, it would be the ultimate go-to in anything spreadsheet related.
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If you're running a business, it's essential to use Excel. It outlines planning better than any other program I've come across. It's well suited to manage inventory, track information, and even filter and graph that information in a more logical way. The areas it's not as well suited for are long-worded documents and pages with lots of design work. The main issue I have with the program is the setup of graphing and data plotting. Choosing a data set and what goes on the x-y axes is confusing and takes too much finessing to get things right. The graphs need to be much more customizable as well in their simple graph settings so that the user can set any kind of major and minor gridlines they need for their presentation.