What Can Microsoft Excel Do That Google Sheets Cannot?

One of the most important business software apps is spreadsheets. They are used for a variety of reasons which cover all aspects of accounting and mathematics and enable companies to do complex tasks such as budgeting, charting/graphing, financial analysis, and data modeling.   They are also perfect for scientific calculations and analysis.

Popular spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel provide businesses the tools they need to analyze and visualize data sets in an intuitive and accessible way. Microsoft Excel, which was first rolled out to Macintosh computer users in 1985, and in 1987 for Windows, is easily one of the most reliable spreadsheet applications that businesses of any size and any nature can use.

Some might think of Excel only as a program for basic data analysis and rudimentary charts, but it is equipped with advanced capabilities vital in modeling financial and business data. For small businesses that don’t have the financial resources for advanced business intelligence software programs, the data modeling capabilities of Excel are a viable and cost-effective tool that allows them to understand better the data they have and use the insights they gain to make the right business decisions.

Throughout the years, Microsoft Excel has evolved to introduce more features and tools such as Power Pivot, which is a data modeling technique that lets the user create large data models, establish extensive relationships, and create complex calculations. But one of its defining features, which also makes it still the spreadsheet of choice among business owners, is its use of Visual Basic Applications (VBA) as its programming language.

Throughout the years, Microsoft Excel has evolved to introduce more features and tools such as Power Pivot, which is a data modeling technique that lets the user create large data models, establish extensive relationships, and create complex calculations. But one of its defining features, which also makes it still the spreadsheet of choice among business owners, is its use of Visual Basic Applications (VBA) as its programming language.

VBA allows for the creation of new mathematical, financial, scientific, data, and text functions if Excel’s built-in functions are not fit for the business’ desired outcome. However, for small businesses in New Jersey to use this feature, they need an Excel VBA programmer in NJ that can code the functions according to their data modeling needs.

Learn more about Microsoft Excel, its VBA functionalities, and why it is still the best spreadsheet for business despite the growing popularity of cloud-based spreadsheets such as Google Sheets by checking the infographic below from Landau Consulting.

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