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Spreadsheet

A computer program that organizes numerical data into rows and columns in order to calculate and make adjustments based on new data.

Spreadsheet

A sheet or computer program organized into rows and columns for easy comparison of information. For example, there may be two columns representing two different fiscal years and several rows representing different financial variables (such as revenue, profit, and so forth). A balance sheet is a very common example of a spreadsheet.

spreadsheet

A worksheet on which financial data are laid out in rows and columns for comparative purposes. For example, a financial analyst might use a spreadsheet to determine how a firm's sales and profit margins have varied throughout a period of quarters or years.

spreadsheet

a COMPUTER software program package which enables data to be analysed in columns and rows. Spreadsheets are widely used for financial analysis.
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According to a recent report from Salesforce, the customer relationship management (CRM) specialists, some 88% of spreadsheets contain errors.
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A more recent study conducted by software firm ClusterSeven in 2013 in the UK revealed that 19% C-level executives said that they use spreadsheets to manage values of over [pounds sterling]1bn, with the average from all respondents at [pounds sterling]350m.
Robert Kugel, senior vice president and research director at San Ramon, Calif.-based Ventana, said that is no surprise: "There's more than 30 years of academic research that demonstrates that spreadsheets are error-prone."
Spreadsheet owners should also define naming conventions for spreadsheets to indicate the latest versions.
According to Incisive, Xcellerator 2.0's spreadsheet risk tests can find extremely small font sizes, misleading custom formatting, broken regions, references to a hidden named range and formulas that have few occurrences.
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