Murphy (2007)60% of large companies feel 'Spreadsheet Hell' describes their reliance on spreadsheets.
Panko & Ordway (2005)Most large spreadsheets have dozens or even hundreds of errors.
Panko (2008)94% of the 88 spreadsheets audited in 7 studies have contained errors.
Powell, Baker, & Lawson (2009)1% of all formulas in operational spreadsheets are in error.
Burnett & Myers (2014)The software that end users are creating... is riddled with errors.
Ross (1996)A lot of decisions are being made on the basis of some bad numbers.
Teo & Tan (1999)Most executives do not really check or verify the accuracy or validity of [their] spreadsheets...
Nixon & O'Hara (2010)Spreadsheet errors are still the rule rather than the exception.
Abreu, et al (2015)Despite being staggeringly error prone, spreadsheets are a highly flexible programming environment.
Cunha, et al (2011)Spreadsheets are notoriously error-prone.
Ayalew (2007)A significant proportion of spreadsheets have severe quality problems.
Galletta, et al (1993)Even obvious, elementary errors in very simple, clearly documented spreadsheets are... difficult to find.
Howard (2005)Spreadsheets... pose a greater threat to your business than almost anything you can imagine.
Paine (2001)Spreadsheets are alarmingly error-prone to write.
Nixon & O'Hara (2010)It is now widely accepted that errors in spreadsheets are both common and potentially dangerous.
Colbenz (2005)Errors in spreadsheets are as ubiquitous as spreadsheets themselves.
Mireault (2015)Developing an error-free spreadsheet has been a problem since the beginning of end-user computing.
Chen & Chan (2000)Spreadsheets are easy to use and very hard to check.
Rust, et al (2006)Spreadsheets have a notoriously high number of faults.
Panko (2014)Despite overwhelming and unanimous evidence... companies have continued to ignore spreadsheet error risks.
Durusau & Hunting (2015)Spreadsheets are dangerous to their authors and others.
Sajaniemi (1998)The results given by spreadsheets are often just wrong.
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.
Dunn (2010)Spreadsheets are extraordinarily and unacceptably prone to error.
Chadwick (2002)Spreadsheet errors... a great, often unrecognised, risk to corporate decision making & financial integrity.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2006)Your spreadsheets may be disasters in the making.
Sakal, et al (2015)Overconfidence is one of the most substantial causes of spreadsheet errors.
Panko (2013)It is irrational to expect large error-free spreadsheets.
Kruck & Sheetz (2001)...few incidents of spreadsheet errors are made public and these are usually not revealed by choice.
Abraham, et al (2005)Spreadsheets contain errors at an alarmingly high rate.
Panko (2015)Research on spreadsheet errors is substantial, compelling, and unanimous.
Panko (2007)The issue is not whether there is an error but how many errors there are and how serious they are.
Irons (2003)Spreadsheet errors are pervasive, stubborn, ubiquitous and complex.
Panko & Halverson (1996)Every study that has looked for errors has found them... in considerable abundance.
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.
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.
Krishna, et al (2001)Programmers exhibit unwarranted confidence in the correctness of their spreadsheets.
Hermans & van der Storm (2015)Spreadsheets are the most popular live programming environments, but they are also notoriously fault-prone.
Bock (2016)Spreadsheet development must embrace extensive testing in order to be taken seriously as a profession.
Bishop & McDaid (2007)The quality and reliability of spreadsheets is known to be poor.
Kulesz & Ostberg (2013)Spreadsheets are more fault-prone than other software.
Price (2006)The untested spreadsheet is as dangerous and untrustworthy as an untested program.
Reschenhofer & Matthes (2015)Spreadsheet shortcomings can significantly hamper an organization's business operation.
Csernoch & Biro (2013)Studies have shown that there is a high incidence of errors in spreadsheets.
Panko (1999)Every study, without exception, has found error rates much higher than organizations would wish to tolerate.
Caulkins, Morrison, & Weidemann (2008)Spreadsheets are commonly used and commonly flawed.
Miller (2005)Untested spreadsheets are riddled with errors.