Spreadsheets are an undeniably powerful tool for handling and presenting data. The ability to formulaically derive results from your data sources is so powerful that for most institutions the spreadsheet is an essential business tool.
The interactivity in Excel that can be offered to the end user by the underlying VBA programming language is arguably the most advanced in all spreadsheet solutions. Plus the ability to create a set of spreadsheet functions from your C/C++ code base (through the Excel SDK) is yet another reason for its commanding place on the desktop.
However the flexibility that Excel provides can often be its achilles heel, one day working with one particular data set, but breaking the next day with a different data set.
We have built large scale, enterprise wide and multiple business line, solutions by creating Excel/VBA frameworks that not only satisfies the business needs of today, but that are adaptable to the needs of tomorrow.