Today, there are a large number of options to choose from. The downside to upsizing your spreadsheet to a database system is that databases require fairly in-depth knowledge, especially with regard to extracting data in queries, form construction and reporting.
Inconsistent data : This becomes most apparent when trying to find a particular record or cell, based on the contents. If a space is incorrectly added in the wrong place, the search or filter fails.
Financial templates are highly complex and they deal with very large and advanced calculations. These spreadsheets are used in mortgage, loans, and property investments and so on.
When your spreadsheet start to hit its limits, what options are open to you? Perhaps the best option is to consider the conversion of your spreadsheet to a database solution. Relational databases became viable not too long after the spreadsheet was well-entrenched as the affordable and quick means of gathering data and performing calculations.