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