No matter what field of business you work in, you have probably suffered from Excel Chaos. Many professionals use Microsoft Excel to organize their data and share it with others by emailing Excel files to each other. While this practice can be convenient at small scale, it can easily result in corrupted, compromised, and confusing data, costing the company enormous time and money and lead executives to make incorrect decisions.
Excel Chaos can be detrimental to an organization in several ways. An inbox full of Excel files can make it difficult to know which file contains the latest updates. This confusion can keep decision-makers from having access to the most recent information.
Updates to the data by multiple people can be extremely hard to reconcile and highly prone to errors.
Additionally, Excel spreadsheets attached to emails can inadvertently or intentionally be sent to unauthorized people, compromising your company’s valuable assets.
Putting data into Excel is easy, but when it comes down to it, Excel is not a database. It does not have the concept of data types, and cannot properly or easily enforce data validation. It cannot associate files and images with records. It is not multi-user. It is easy to accidentally sort data incorrectly, and end up with scrambled data. There is no row-level security, and no way to create a relationship with another set of data.
Replacing your Excel spreadsheets with a centralized web database would greatly simplify this situation. With Caspio, you can easily automate data collection, updates, and distribution through secure and interactive web database applications. Caspio is built on the highly-scalable Microsoft SQL Server, and can effortlessly handle databases of virtually any size with any number of users.
Most importantly, you don’t need to be a developer to use Caspio. Caspio is designed for business professionals, and provides a point-and-click interface for creating database applications with ease.
Importing static Excel files into Caspio not only eliminates the Excel chaos, but also helps create efficient workflows for better business processes.
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