Mireault (2015)Developing an error-free spreadsheet has been a problem since the beginning of end-user computing.
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.
Murphy (2007)60% of large companies feel 'Spreadsheet Hell' describes their reliance on spreadsheets.
Nixon & O'Hara (2010)It is now widely accepted that errors in spreadsheets are both common and potentially dangerous.
Cunha, et al (2011)Spreadsheets are notoriously error-prone.
Abraham & Erwig (2007)Spreadsheet errors have resulted in huge financial losses.
Galletta, et al (1993)Even obvious, elementary errors in very simple, clearly documented spreadsheets are... difficult to find.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2006)People tend to believe their spreadsheets are more accurate than they really are.
Sakal, et al (2015)Overconfidence is one of the most substantial causes of spreadsheet errors.
Sajaniemi (1998)The results given by spreadsheets are often just wrong.
Nixon & O'Hara (2010)Spreadsheet errors are still the rule rather than the exception.
Kulesz & Ostberg (2013)Spreadsheets are more fault-prone than other software.
Panko & Ordway (2005)Most large spreadsheets have dozens or even hundreds of errors.
Panko (1999)Every study, without exception, has found error rates much higher than organizations would wish to tolerate.
Mireault & Gresham (2015)Spreadsheets are often hard, if not impossible, to understand.
Panko (2008)94% of the 88 spreadsheets audited in 7 studies have contained errors.
Colbenz (2005)Errors in spreadsheets are as ubiquitous as spreadsheets themselves.
Ayalew (2007)A significant proportion of spreadsheets have severe quality problems.
Krishna, et al (2001)Programmers exhibit unwarranted confidence in the correctness of their spreadsheets.
Panko & Halverson (1996)Every study that has looked for errors has found them... in considerable abundance.
Abraham, et al (2005)Spreadsheets contain errors at an alarmingly high rate.
Reschenhofer & Matthes (2015)Spreadsheet shortcomings can significantly hamper an organization's business operation.
Chen & Chan (2000)Spreadsheets are easy to use and very hard to check.
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.
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...
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2008)Spreadsheets are commonly used and commonly flawed.
Csernoch & Biro (2013)Studies have shown that there is a high incidence of errors in spreadsheets.
Panko (2014)Despite overwhelming and unanimous evidence... companies have continued to ignore spreadsheet error risks.
Bock (2016)Spreadsheet development must embrace extensive testing in order to be taken seriously as a profession.
Miller (2005)Untested spreadsheets are riddled with errors.
Durusau & Hunting (2015)Spreadsheets are dangerous to their authors and others.
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.
Abreu, et al (2015)Despite being staggeringly error prone, spreadsheets are a highly flexible programming environment.
Irons (2003)Spreadsheet errors are pervasive, stubborn, ubiquitous and complex.
Panko (2007)The issue is not whether there is an error but how many errors there are and how serious they are.
Bishop & McDaid (2007)The quality and reliability of spreadsheets is known to be poor.
Dunn (2010)Spreadsheets are extraordinarily and unacceptably prone to error.
Paine (2001)Spreadsheets are alarmingly error-prone to write.
Burnett & Myers (2014)The software that end users are creating... is riddled with errors.
Price (2006)The untested spreadsheet is as dangerous and untrustworthy as an untested program.
Kruck & Sheetz (2001)...few incidents of spreadsheet errors are made public and these are usually not revealed by choice.
Rust, et al (2006)Spreadsheets have a notoriously high number of faults.
Powell, Baker, & Lawson (2009)1% of all formulas in operational spreadsheets are in error.
Hermans & van der Storm (2015)Spreadsheets are the most popular live programming environments, but they are also notoriously fault-prone.
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.