Wasting time with slow loading spreadsheets?

Posted by Charlotte Taylor on 05/04/18 10:00

We've all been there; hard pushed for time, a critical business event demands a re-forecast. Meanwhile the egg-timer on screen tells you the mammoth spreadsheet you're trying to open, is going to take another 12 minutes! So here a few things you COULD be doing with your time, instead of sitting waiting for your monster spreadsheet to open, if you moved to cloud planning.

  • creating a new scenario
  • Updating assumptions
  • writing a new report
  • reviewing the results


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Tags: spreadsheets, FP&A, forecasting solutions, financial forecasts

A guide to keeping Spreadsheet monsters

Posted by Stephen Hambling on 13/02/18 08:21

We have all seen, or worked with, or even built, a spreadsheet monster. There is a high chance that there is one lurking in your office somewhere. They usually congregate in the Finance department and can often be seen during budgeting. They tend to come out at night, usually with their keeper.

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Tags: spreadsheets, spreadsheet error risks, finance solutions, Excel


Posted by Stephen Hambling on 02/03/16 12:05

In the Finance world, there is a whole industry dedicated to producing and managing spreadsheets. We’ve all experienced the frustration of well meaning users adding extra lines in carefully crafted sheets, or hiding the guts of a complicated calculation away from prying eyes. We evolve and develop our spreadsheets to make it easy for the end user, and of course to keep the office hacker at bay. The best way to achieve this is to lock down the appropriate cells, and then use Protect Sheet and Protect Workbook with a nice secure password. Job done.

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Tags: Adaptive Planning, Excel, finance, Formulate News, Project Sheet, Protect Workbook, spreadsheets

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