Dennise Elena April 19, 2021 Spreadsheet
At present, some of the most requested types of spreadsheet packages in the market are: ‘Spreadsheets for Small Businesses‘ and a subset of that: ‘Spreadsheets for Actors‘. ‘Spreadsheets for Small Businesses‘ are as varied as the number of businesses out there! These solutions can boost the overall efficiency of your company. They account for many of the needs and requirements of small and medium-sized businesses, tracking sales exec commissions, business expenses at tax time and planning budgets to name but a few.
Apart from these very popular categories, business owners can find various other types of spreadsheets solutions by collaborating with a prominent, reliable spreadsheet-solution-providing company and opt for the ‘Personalized Spreadsheet‘; solutions that are especially designed to meet your imposed criteria, created from scratch, tailor-made and adapted to your particular needs.
Panko (2000) suggests that “Given data from recent field audits, most large spreadsheets probably contain significant errors.” The most recent audit he cites found errors in at least 86% of spreadsheets audited. In 1997 Panko reported that 90% of the spreadsheets audited in a study carried out by Coopers and Lybrand were found to have errors. In ‘Automatic Generation and Maintenance of Correct Spreadsheets?‘ Erwig et al (2006) cite a figure of 90% from Rajalingham et al (2001) ‘Classification of Spreadsheet Errors‘. ‘Given the billions of spreadsheets in use, this leaves the worlds of business and finance horribly vulnerable to programming mistakes‘ (Scanlan et al, 2006). The studies by Paine, and Panko show that the chances of any given spreadsheet cell containing an error are somewhere between 0.3 and 3%, so that a spreadsheet of only 100 cells has about a 30% chance of having one error or more. Aragones et al (2006) state – ‘Desktop spreadsheet users are very creative in their adaptations, but distributed spreadsheets have the problem of distributed, inconsistent inputs and distributed results.
The first step is of course to open the documents that you would like to compare and then use the spreadsheet‘s built in comparing option. If you are using Excel as your spreadsheet, the best thing that you can do is to use the Compare Side by Side feature. However, you need to make sure that you have opened the two documents that you would like to compare. Otherwise, the option will not be clickable. What you need to do to start to compare spreadsheet is to click on Window, which is in the toolbar menu and then select the option for Compare Side by Side. You will need to highlight the file found in the dialog box. To commence, press Ok.
Once you are in the Compare Side by Side option, you can choose to activate another feature which is the Synchronous Scrolling. Just find the icon in the menu so that you can start scrolling the mouse pointer on the first document while doing the same thing on the other. If you do not want this feature to be enabled, you can click on the icon again and then the synchronous scrolling will be deactivated instantly.
By requesting the services of such specialist spreadsheet-solution-providing companies, business owners can rest assured that their needs will be met with precision, dedication and professionalism. Such companies are empowered by experienced teams of Mathematicians and Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Designer/Programmers whose goal is to surpass the requirements and desires of their clients.