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Want to learn how to turn an Excel spreadsheet into a web app?
Microsoft Excel is one of the greatest and most powerful software applications of all time. Used by millions worldwide, it features handy tools that help businesses keep track of their data. You’ve probably used Excel at least once to do tasks related to business analysis, people management or performance reporting.
However, Excel can be terrifying, too! One small mistake can result in a massive business breakdown affecting one department after another, creating an unfavorable domino effect within the company. But it’s not just data entry errors that make Excel a less desirable tool for data management.
The software’s limitations are pushing tech-savvy business professionals to ditch Excel files for online database applications. And it all makes perfect sense.
Watch our ultimate video guide to learn how you can convert Excel spreadsheets to web apps without coding.
Although Excel is an excellent business tool, particularly for simple data-based tasks that need consolidated results, it has many drawbacks that can plague businesses of all sizes.
GROWTH BARRIER: Excel’s limitations on scalability and other areas may be holding back your business.
A missing digit may sound harmless until it messes up the Excel formula, resulting in the loss of millions, or even billions, of dollars.
Simply put, an Excel spreadsheet can serve as a quick hack for simple data consolidation. However, you will need to convert your spreadsheets to a web application if you want to address the bulk of Excel’s inherent issues.
A web application or “web app” is a program stored in a remote server that allows users to perform tasks over the Internet.
WEB-BASED: The data you enter into a web app is processed and saved remotely so you can access that data from multiple devices.
An Excel web app is therefore an application built from a spreadsheet that mimics, if not improves, that spreadsheet’s functionalities.
Meanwhile, web apps can be as simple as a contact form or as complex as an executive dashboard that pulls data from multiple sources. Since they run on web browsers, web apps don’t need to be developed on multiple platforms. Users see a consistent interface across all devices.
Compared to traditional spreadsheets, an Excel web app is better for companies that are starting to manage more data. Here’s why.
Converting Excel spreadsheets to web apps is a logical solution if you want to go beyond the limits of slow and old spreadsheets.
Unlike Excel spreadsheets, DataPages do not expose the formulas, therefore minimizing the risk of accidental or unauthorized data modifications.
A major concern for business leaders who want to move from Excel to web app solutions is the transition. It would be troublesome if everything needs to be coded from scratch. However, it is possible to create an app from a spreadsheet file, and you can do it even if you’re not an expert in coding.
Watch our Ultimate Video Guide: How to Convert Spreadsheets Into Web Apps Without Coding to start building secure, cloud-based database applications today.
We put together a series of six videos that show you exactly how you can start turning your Excel spreadsheet into robust web apps using Caspio. We break down the process into easy-to-follow, step-by-step guides that will have you building your own Excel web app in no time.
Here’s an overview of what you’ll be learning inside:
With Caspio, you can start creating business applications using your Excel data.
Ranked a “Leader” in Low-Code Platforms by Forrester, Caspio enables IT and business professionals to create web apps without writing a single line of code. This means you can build feature-rich business applications without going through the hassles and costs of traditional software development.
Ready to let go of all your Excel spreadsheets for a powerful web-based application? Head over to our Excel to Web App Ultimate Video Guide today.
Or, if you’re ready, use our free database builder to start uploading your Excel sheets today!
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