Panko (2007)The issue is not whether there is an error but how many errors there are and how serious they are.
Panko & Halverson (1996)Every study that has looked for errors has found them... in considerable abundance.
Sajaniemi (1998)The results given by spreadsheets are often just wrong.
Mireault & Gresham (2015)Spreadsheets are often hard, if not impossible, to understand.
Bock (2016)Spreadsheet development must embrace extensive testing in order to be taken seriously as a profession.
Price (2006)The untested spreadsheet is as dangerous and untrustworthy as an untested program.
Sakal, et al (2015)Overconfidence is one of the most substantial causes of spreadsheet errors.
Teo & Tan (1999)Most executives do not really check or verify the accuracy or validity of [their] spreadsheets...
Csernoch & Biro (2013)Studies have shown that there is a high incidence of errors in spreadsheets.
Nixon & O'Hara (2010)It is now widely accepted that errors in spreadsheets are both common and potentially dangerous.
Cunha, et al (2011)Spreadsheets are notoriously error-prone.
Durusau & Hunting (2015)Spreadsheets are dangerous to their authors and others.
Panko (2013)It is irrational to expect large error-free spreadsheets.
Bishop & McDaid (2007)The quality and reliability of spreadsheets is known to be poor.
Powell, Baker, & Lawson (2009)1% of all formulas in operational spreadsheets are in error.
Abraham, et al (2005)Spreadsheets contain errors at an alarmingly high rate.
Mireault (2015)Developing an error-free spreadsheet has been a problem since the beginning of end-user computing.
Abreu, et al (2015)Spreadsheets can be viewed as a highly flexible programming environment for end users.
Kulesz & Ostberg (2013)Spreadsheets are more fault-prone than other software.
Rust, et al (2006)Spreadsheets have a notoriously high number of faults.
Kruck & Sheetz (2001)...few incidents of spreadsheet errors are made public and these are usually not revealed by choice.
Reschenhofer & Matthes (2015)Spreadsheet shortcomings can significantly hamper an organization's business operation.
Ayalew (2007)A significant proportion of spreadsheets have severe quality problems.
Miller (2005)Untested spreadsheets are riddled with errors.
Krishna, et al (2001)Programmers exhibit unwarranted confidence in the correctness of their spreadsheets.
Paine (2001)Spreadsheets are alarmingly error-prone to write.
Dunn (2010)Spreadsheets are extraordinarily and unacceptably prone to error.
Beaman, et al (2005)Errors in spreadsheets... result in incorrect decisions being made and significant losses incurred.
Colbenz (2005)Errors in spreadsheets are as ubiquitous as spreadsheets themselves.
Panko (2014)Despite overwhelming and unanimous evidence... companies have continued to ignore spreadsheet error risks.
Howard (2005)Spreadsheets... pose a greater threat to your business than almost anything you can imagine.
Irons (2003)Spreadsheet errors are pervasive, stubborn, ubiquitous and complex.
Galletta, et al (1993)Even obvious, elementary errors in very simple, clearly documented spreadsheets are... difficult to find.
Burnett & Myers (2014)The software that end users are creating... is riddled with errors.
Panko (1999)Every study, without exception, has found error rates much higher than organizations would wish to tolerate.
Abraham & Erwig (2007)Spreadsheet errors have resulted in huge financial losses.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2006)Your spreadsheets may be disasters in the making.
Abreu, et al (2015)Despite being staggeringly error prone, spreadsheets are a highly flexible programming environment.
Murphy (2007)60% of large companies feel 'Spreadsheet Hell' describes their reliance on spreadsheets.
Chen & Chan (2000)Spreadsheets are easy to use and very hard to check.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2008)Spreadsheets are commonly used and commonly flawed.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2006)People tend to believe their spreadsheets are more accurate than they really are.
Panko (2008)94% of the 88 spreadsheets audited in 7 studies have contained errors.
Chadwick (2002)Spreadsheet errors... a great, often unrecognised, risk to corporate decision making & financial integrity.
Nixon & O'Hara (2010)Spreadsheet errors are still the rule rather than the exception.
Panko (2015)Research on spreadsheet errors is substantial, compelling, and unanimous.
Raffensperger (2001)Never assume a spreadsheet is right, even your own.
Ross (1996)A lot of decisions are being made on the basis of some bad numbers.
Hermans & van der Storm (2015)Spreadsheets are the most popular live programming environments, but they are also notoriously fault-prone.
Panko & Ordway (2005)Most large spreadsheets have dozens or even hundreds of errors.
The tutorial explains the basics of lookup in Excel, shows the strengths and weaknesses of each Excel lookup function and provides a number of examples to help you decide which lookup formula is best to be used in a particular situation.
The lookup functions discussed are:
OFFSET MATCH MATCH.
INDEX MATCH MATCH.
This article explains how to consolidate data from numerous Excel files using Power Query.
The solution: Use Power Query to import and consolidate the data automatically.
This tutorial explains the basics of the Excel
HYPERLINK function and provides a few tips and formula examples to use it most efficiently.
HYPERLINKfunction - syntax and basic uses.
HYPERLINKin Excel - formula examples.
VLOOKUPand insert a hyperlink to the first match.
HYPERLINKformulas at a time.
HYPERLINKnot working - reasons and solutions.
New in Excel 2016 (for Office 365 subscription users only) are Map Charts.
Excel map charts can display your data encoded by:
This article shows some examples of how to create and format Excel map charts.
This post poses a problem: create a unique list in Excel based on criteria. Rather than just presenting a solution, the author helpfully walks us through how to understand the complicated formula that solves the problem.
The key point is that if you find a formula online and simply copy / paste it without understanding how it works, you limit yourself from the power it has, and therefore, you limit the power that you have.
Here is a simple checklist to double check your Excel formulas work:
This article provides a comprehensive guide to Excel's custom number formatting feature.
Topics include: creating and applying custom number formats, structure of custom number formats, placeholders, colors, text/labels, repeating text, and using symbols in custom number formats.
Understanding the order and precedence of operations in mathematical formulas or in an Excel Formula is very important.
Excel has a total 17 operators that you can use to build complex Excel formulas. Which operator will be evaluated first depends on the precedence of the operator.
This article describes the order of precedence for each of the Excel operators, including how to control the order using parentheses.
Dan Bricklin changed the world forever when he codeveloped VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet and grandfather of programs you probably use every day like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets.
Join the software engineer and computing legend as he explores the tangled web of first jobs, daydreams and homework problems that led to his transformational invention.