Abreu, et al (2015)Despite being staggeringly error prone, spreadsheets are a highly flexible programming environment.
Galletta, et al (1993)Even obvious, elementary errors in very simple, clearly documented spreadsheets are... difficult to find.
Panko & Halverson (1996)Every study that has looked for errors has found them... in considerable abundance.
Kruck & Sheetz (2001)...few incidents of spreadsheet errors are made public and these are usually not revealed by choice.
Teo & Tan (1999)Most executives do not really check or verify the accuracy or validity of [their] spreadsheets...
Miller (2005)Untested spreadsheets are riddled with errors.
Abraham & Erwig (2007)Spreadsheet errors have resulted in huge financial losses.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2006)People tend to believe their spreadsheets are more accurate than they really are.
Bishop & McDaid (2007)The quality and reliability of spreadsheets is known to be poor.
Nixon & O'Hara (2010)Spreadsheet errors are still the rule rather than the exception.
Nixon & O'Hara (2010)It is now widely accepted that errors in spreadsheets are both common and potentially dangerous.
Beaman, et al (2005)Errors in spreadsheets... result in incorrect decisions being made and significant losses incurred.
Ayalew (2007)A significant proportion of spreadsheets have severe quality problems.
Abreu, et al (2015)Spreadsheets can be viewed as a highly flexible programming environment for end users.
Chen & Chan (2000)Spreadsheets are easy to use and very hard to check.
Panko (1999)Every study, without exception, has found error rates much higher than organizations would wish to tolerate.
Mireault (2015)Developing an error-free spreadsheet has been a problem since the beginning of end-user computing.
Krishna, et al (2001)Programmers exhibit unwarranted confidence in the correctness of their spreadsheets.
Price (2006)The untested spreadsheet is as dangerous and untrustworthy as an untested program.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2008)Spreadsheets are commonly used and commonly flawed.
Mireault & Gresham (2015)Spreadsheets are often hard, if not impossible, to understand.
Sajaniemi (1998)The results given by spreadsheets are often just wrong.
Burnett & Myers (2014)The software that end users are creating... is riddled with errors.
Panko (2008)94% of the 88 spreadsheets audited in 7 studies have contained errors.
Cunha, et al (2011)Spreadsheets are notoriously error-prone.
Colbenz (2005)Errors in spreadsheets are as ubiquitous as spreadsheets themselves.
Durusau & Hunting (2015)Spreadsheets are dangerous to their authors and others.
Paine (2001)Spreadsheets are alarmingly error-prone to write.
Csernoch & Biro (2013)Studies have shown that there is a high incidence of errors in spreadsheets.
Powell, Baker, & Lawson (2009)1% of all formulas in operational spreadsheets are in error.
Rust, et al (2006)Spreadsheets have a notoriously high number of faults.
Howard (2005)Spreadsheets... pose a greater threat to your business than almost anything you can imagine.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2006)Your spreadsheets may be disasters in the making.
Reschenhofer & Matthes (2015)Spreadsheet shortcomings can significantly hamper an organization's business operation.
Abraham, et al (2005)Spreadsheets contain errors at an alarmingly high rate.
Chadwick (2002)Spreadsheet errors... a great, often unrecognised, risk to corporate decision making & financial integrity.
Irons (2003)Spreadsheet errors are pervasive, stubborn, ubiquitous and complex.
Kulesz & Ostberg (2013)Spreadsheets are more fault-prone than other software.
Panko (2014)Despite overwhelming and unanimous evidence... companies have continued to ignore spreadsheet error risks.
Panko (2013)It is irrational to expect large error-free spreadsheets.
Hermans & van der Storm (2015)Spreadsheets are the most popular live programming environments, but they are also notoriously fault-prone.
Dunn (2010)Spreadsheets are extraordinarily and unacceptably prone to error.
Bock (2016)Spreadsheet development must embrace extensive testing in order to be taken seriously as a profession.
Panko & Ordway (2005)Most large spreadsheets have dozens or even hundreds of errors.
Ross (1996)A lot of decisions are being made on the basis of some bad numbers.
Panko (2015)Research on spreadsheet errors is substantial, compelling, and unanimous.
Murphy (2007)60% of large companies feel 'Spreadsheet Hell' describes their reliance on spreadsheets.
Sakal, et al (2015)Overconfidence is one of the most substantial causes of spreadsheet errors.
Panko (2007)The issue is not whether there is an error but how many errors there are and how serious they are.
Raffensperger (2001)Never assume a spreadsheet is right, even your own.