Panko & Halverson (1996)Every study that has looked for errors has found them... in considerable abundance.
Irons (2003)Spreadsheet errors are pervasive, stubborn, ubiquitous and complex.
Kruck & Sheetz (2001)...few incidents of spreadsheet errors are made public and these are usually not revealed by choice.
Panko (2008)94% of the 88 spreadsheets audited in 7 studies have contained errors.
Reschenhofer & Matthes (2015)Spreadsheet shortcomings can significantly hamper an organization's business operation.
Miller (2005)Untested spreadsheets are riddled with errors.
Bishop & McDaid (2007)The quality and reliability of spreadsheets is known to be poor.
Raffensperger (2001)Never assume a spreadsheet is right, even your own.
Abreu, et al (2015)Despite being staggeringly error prone, spreadsheets are a highly flexible programming environment.
Paine (2001)Spreadsheets are alarmingly error-prone to write.
Panko & Ordway (2005)Most large spreadsheets have dozens or even hundreds of errors.
Panko (2007)The issue is not whether there is an error but how many errors there are and how serious they are.
Teo & Tan (1999)Most executives do not really check or verify the accuracy or validity of [their] spreadsheets...
Murphy (2007)60% of large companies feel 'Spreadsheet Hell' describes their reliance on spreadsheets.
Ayalew (2007)A significant proportion of spreadsheets have severe quality problems.
Cunha, et al (2011)Spreadsheets are notoriously error-prone.
Nixon & O'Hara (2010)Spreadsheet errors are still the rule rather than the exception.
Panko (2014)Despite overwhelming and unanimous evidence... companies have continued to ignore spreadsheet error risks.
Panko (1999)Every study, without exception, has found error rates much higher than organizations would wish to tolerate.
Dunn (2010)Spreadsheets are extraordinarily and unacceptably prone to error.
Chadwick (2002)Spreadsheet errors... a great, often unrecognised, risk to corporate decision making & financial integrity.
Howard (2005)Spreadsheets... pose a greater threat to your business than almost anything you can imagine.
Beaman, et al (2005)Errors in spreadsheets... result in incorrect decisions being made and significant losses incurred.
Nixon & O'Hara (2010)It is now widely accepted that errors in spreadsheets are both common and potentially dangerous.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2006)People tend to believe their spreadsheets are more accurate than they really are.
Abraham & Erwig (2007)Spreadsheet errors have resulted in huge financial losses.
Chen & Chan (2000)Spreadsheets are easy to use and very hard to check.
Durusau & Hunting (2015)Spreadsheets are dangerous to their authors and others.
Burnett & Myers (2014)The software that end users are creating... is riddled with errors.
Krishna, et al (2001)Programmers exhibit unwarranted confidence in the correctness of their spreadsheets.
Panko (2015)Research on spreadsheet errors is substantial, compelling, and unanimous.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2008)Spreadsheets are commonly used and commonly flawed.
Ross (1996)A lot of decisions are being made on the basis of some bad numbers.
Galletta, et al (1993)Even obvious, elementary errors in very simple, clearly documented spreadsheets are... difficult to find.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2006)Your spreadsheets may be disasters in the making.
Abreu, et al (2015)Spreadsheets can be viewed as a highly flexible programming environment for end users.
Panko (2013)It is irrational to expect large error-free spreadsheets.
Csernoch & Biro (2013)Studies have shown that there is a high incidence of errors in spreadsheets.
Sajaniemi (1998)The results given by spreadsheets are often just wrong.
Mireault & Gresham (2015)Spreadsheets are often hard, if not impossible, to understand.
Rust, et al (2006)Spreadsheets have a notoriously high number of faults.
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.
Hermans & van der Storm (2015)Spreadsheets are the most popular live programming environments, but they are also notoriously fault-prone.
Mireault (2015)Developing an error-free spreadsheet has been a problem since the beginning of end-user computing.
Kulesz & Ostberg (2013)Spreadsheets are more fault-prone than other software.
Colbenz (2005)Errors in spreadsheets are as ubiquitous as spreadsheets themselves.
Abraham, et al (2005)Spreadsheets contain errors at an alarmingly high rate.
Powell, Baker, & Lawson (2009)1% of all formulas in operational spreadsheets are in error.
Sakal, et al (2015)Overconfidence is one of the most substantial causes of spreadsheet errors.
Q. Is there a list of standard Excel design rules we should be following as we create new Excel worksheets?
A. By following a common set of spreadsheet design rules, companies can produce more consistent workbooks that may be easier to review, edit, and use by others in their organizations:
The Wells Fargo inadvertent disclosure episode provides a high-profile reminder that attorneys who are responsible for reviewing and producing client documents must thoroughly understand those documents.
As reported by the New York Times, the inadvertently produced material "included copious spreadsheets with customers' names and Social Security numbers, paired with financial details like the size of their investment portfolios and the fees the bank charged them."
Here is a list of skills that I think every reviewer must have to competently review spreadsheets in the eDiscovery context:
A worksheet in Excel is made up of cells. These cells can be referenced by specifying the row value and the column value.
The power of Excel lies in the fact that you can use these cell reference in other cells when creating formulas.
There are three kinds of cell references in Excel:
Understanding these different type of cell references will help you work with formulas and save time (especially when copy pasting formulas).
Microsoft quietly replaced the comfortable Text Import Wizard from Excel and replaced it with the "Get & Transform" tools.
The "Get & Transform" tools offer a lot of options and are very powerful. Unfortunately, they are quite complicated to use. Here is what you should now.
Topics in this article include:
This tutorial explains what an Excel name is and shows how to define a name for a cell, range, constant or formula. You will also learn how to edit, filter and delete defined names in Excel.
Looking around, a few things are apparent:
This article (see page 7) looks at how we can address the issues and make spreadsheets more user-friendly and faster to use, less prone to error and more capable of completing the tasks required of them.
Sometimes a secondary axis is a necessary evil. After all, most of the time you can't plot big numbers and little numbers in the same chart without the little numbers getting lost in the scale.
With a few simple changes, we're able to present our readers with a chart that's quick and easy to read. Let's be honest, anything less would be a waste of their time and yours.
When is the last time you used the
REPT function in Excel?
REPT is one of Excel's little-known, overlooked and underutilized functions, yet it is very useful.
Here are 7 ways you can start using the
When looking at other people's VBA code in books or on the internet we often see the
Dim statement being used to declare variables.
It is possible to write valid VBA code without declaring variables, so why bother?
This blog discusses the advantages and disadvantages of declaring variables in VBA.