EXCEL AS BUSINESS SOFTWARE
All businesses can benefit from custom made business software, but very few can actually afford it. That is why there are so many software solutions available, because it is almost impossible to run a business now without software. Your processes, client relations, finances, data analysis, reporting, and HR all rely on software. If you don’t want to shell out for bespoke programmed software, but you don’t want to use an off-the-shelf solution, what do you do? We create custom business software, but all within macro-free spreadsheets.
So the first questions that you may have are, why do we use spreadsheets over programmed software, and why do we make business software? Here are some reasons why we do so, along with a short video.
Why we use Excel to create business software
- Excel is versatile, and powerful in the right hands
- It is more affordable than bespoke software
- Building time is much less than programmed software
- Spreadsheets are easy to use
- Adaptable, and easily upgraded
- Solutions that revolve around your business
- People are often familiar with spreadsheets
If you would like to know more about using Excel over programmed software, we have a page showing when you should use a spreadsheet instead of programmed software. We also have some blog posts, one which we wrote in response to someone that said that spreadsheets are the Jack of all Trades, but the Master of None. You may also like to see the one entitled Why a Software Package Isn’t Necessarily Better Than Your Spreadsheet. Lastly, you may also want to see Why my clients use custom spreadsheets over CRM software.
When you’re convinced that spreadsheets are the way to go, you may be wondering what kind of projects we do. Do we even do the kind of solution that you require? Before we show you some examples, just rest assured that we love doing new projects, and we are always keen to talk about what you need. Some of our favourite projects are the ones that we get to do that we haven’t done before. Just to show you some of the types of projects that we have done, take a look at these examples, and watch the video with the catchy music.
Types of solutions that we provide
- Project Management
- Staff Management
- Process Tracking
- Management Dashboards
- Data Analysis
- Financial Analysis
Now that you’ve seen some examples, we hope that you are ready to get in touch. There are some links below for some other pages that you may want to view, but before you do so, there is one more question to answer. People often underestimate what we can achieve using Excel. They know what they want, and they don’t think that we can do it. Here is a video which we made about a cricket game which we made. Yes, it has nothing to do with business software, but it does show you what is possible with Excel. Take a look at that, and then get in touch and let us know what you need for your business.
In order to inspire business owners like you to use Excel as business software, we made a documentary on a cricket game which we made, to show you what is Excel is capable of. Whether or not you like cricket is not point of this video, the point is to think outside the box, and to imagine what business solutions are possible using a tool like this. Take a look at what we have done using a macro free spreadsheet, and think about what would be possible for your business. What software solutions do you need? If we can make this, surely we can create a solution for you.
If this inspires you to think of solutions you need, please get in touch. We always like to hear about ways that we can help businesses to achieve more and be more productive.
If you need business software and you think that we can help you with a bespoke spreadsheet, please use the link to get in touch with us. If you need some more details or inspiration, please take a look around our site. When you’re ready to proceed, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.