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