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The Excel Equation: When Is It Time to Move Away?

Microsoft's spreadsheet still dominates corporate finance for plenty of good reasons, but is it holding you back from growth?
January 18, 2023
The Excel Equation: When Is It Time to Move Away?
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Every finance person has a history with the ubiquitous spreadsheet software. This series examines why Excel became such a mainstay, and what happens when your company needs to move forward.

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Series

Part I: Why Does Excel Survive in Finance Departments?

Microsoft’s spreadsheet still dominates corporate finance, for plenty of good reasons.

Part II: Growing Pains

As a company scales, the spreadsheet software can impede finance’s pursuit of growth and efficiency.

Part III: 3 Hurdles to Moving on From Excel

Staffers often resist pivoting away from the popular spreadsheet platform.