Dunn (2010)Spreadsheets are extraordinarily and unacceptably prone to error.
Panko & Ordway (2005)Most large spreadsheets have dozens or even hundreds of errors.
Murphy (2007)60% of large companies feel 'Spreadsheet Hell' describes their reliance on spreadsheets.
Panko (1999)Every study, without exception, has found error rates much higher than organizations would wish to tolerate.
Ross (1996)A lot of decisions are being made on the basis of some bad numbers.
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.
Panko (2013)It is irrational to expect large error-free spreadsheets.
Rust, et al (2006)Spreadsheets have a notoriously high number of faults.
Mireault & Gresham (2015)Spreadsheets are often hard, if not impossible, to understand.
Paine (2001)Spreadsheets are alarmingly error-prone to write.
Burnett & Myers (2014)The software that end users are creating... is riddled with errors.
Kruck & Sheetz (2001)...few incidents of spreadsheet errors are made public and these are usually not revealed by choice.
Csernoch & Biro (2013)Studies have shown that there is a high incidence of errors in spreadsheets.
Abraham & Erwig (2007)Spreadsheet errors have resulted in huge financial losses.
Hermans & van der Storm (2015)Spreadsheets are the most popular live programming environments, but they are also notoriously fault-prone.
Sakal, et al (2015)Overconfidence is one of the most substantial causes of spreadsheet errors.
Krishna, et al (2001)Programmers exhibit unwarranted confidence in the correctness of their spreadsheets.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2006)Your spreadsheets may be disasters in the making.
Durusau & Hunting (2015)Spreadsheets are dangerous to their authors and others.
Panko & Halverson (1996)Every study that has looked for errors has found them... in considerable abundance.
Cunha, et al (2011)Spreadsheets are notoriously error-prone.
Bishop & McDaid (2007)The quality and reliability of spreadsheets is known to be poor.
Miller (2005)Untested spreadsheets are riddled with errors.
Abraham, et al (2005)Spreadsheets contain errors at an alarmingly high rate.
Price (2006)The untested spreadsheet is as dangerous and untrustworthy as an untested program.
Galletta, et al (1993)Even obvious, elementary errors in very simple, clearly documented spreadsheets are... difficult to find.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2008)Spreadsheets are commonly used and commonly flawed.
Nixon & O'Hara (2010)It is now widely accepted that errors in spreadsheets are both common and potentially dangerous.
Bock (2016)Spreadsheet development must embrace extensive testing in order to be taken seriously as a profession.
Beaman, et al (2005)Errors in spreadsheets... result in incorrect decisions being made and significant losses incurred.
Abreu, et al (2015)Despite being staggeringly error prone, spreadsheets are a highly flexible programming environment.
Powell, Baker, & Lawson (2009)1% of all formulas in operational spreadsheets are in error.
Howard (2005)Spreadsheets... pose a greater threat to your business than almost anything you can imagine.
Chen & Chan (2000)Spreadsheets are easy to use and very hard to check.
Nixon & O'Hara (2010)Spreadsheet errors are still the rule rather than the exception.
Irons (2003)Spreadsheet errors are pervasive, stubborn, ubiquitous and complex.
Teo & Tan (1999)Most executives do not really check or verify the accuracy or validity of [their] spreadsheets...
Kulesz & Ostberg (2013)Spreadsheets are more fault-prone than other software.
Panko (2015)Research on spreadsheet errors is substantial, compelling, and unanimous.
Sajaniemi (1998)The results given by spreadsheets are often just wrong.
Ayalew (2007)A significant proportion of spreadsheets have severe quality problems.
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.
Mireault (2015)Developing an error-free spreadsheet has been a problem since the beginning of end-user computing.
Reschenhofer & Matthes (2015)Spreadsheet shortcomings can significantly hamper an organization's business operation.
Abreu, et al (2015)Spreadsheets can be viewed as a highly flexible programming environment for end users.
Raffensperger (2001)Never assume a spreadsheet is right, even your own.
Panko (2007)The issue is not whether there is an error but how many errors there are and how serious they are.