When VisiCalc hit the scene back in the eighties (in the last century), the relatively small group of Apple II users went crazy. It was like manna from heaven for the poor accountants, scientists and engineers who were used to filling in enormous analysis sheets with a pencil. Now, they could use VisiCalc to do the same task, AND calculate the result automatically.
At present, some of the most requested types of spreadsheet packages in the market are: 'Spreadsheets for Small Businesses' and a subset of that: 'Spreadsheets for Actors'.
Serving for a multitude of purposes and being renowned for their efficiency and reliability, spreadsheet solutions have a major contribution to business management and development. Existing spreadsheet solutions are no longer limited to accountancy processes (monitoring financial data, managing budgets and facilitating a series of data manipulation processes); they can also be successfully used as means of business analysis, organization, as well as forecasting, allowing companies to gradually expand, achieve better exposure and neutralize the competition.
Protection of formulae : How often have you forgotten to protect the cell contains the formula that took you hours to test and perfect. It takes one instance of honest human error, and that formula is gone.
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