Excel is probably not everybody’s favorite tool. Yet it is widely used and has become a multi purpose tool in many companies. Many companies even use Excel for workflow management.
In lack of a proper workflow tool, Excel spreadsheets are used to track tasks and processes and to collect and exchange data between multiple users. Typically, one user enters information into his part of the spreadsheet and then e-mails it to other users who, in turn, do their tasks fill out their parts of the spreadsheet form. This kind of workflow coordination through exchanging spreadsheets via e-mails clearly lacks transparency. It can also cause many issues like multiple versions of the same spreadsheet that need to be merged.
We all know Excel is very powerful tool that has many pros. It is available at most work stations and offers a plethora of features to create user-friendly and sophisticated spreadsheets, forms and charts.