Evolution and power of spreadsheet redefined
Someone famously said that the only thing you need to learn to run a business is spreadsheet. Since its evolution, we all know how valuable spreadsheets are and how they solved one of the world’s most complex problem: documentation.
Businesses always deal with numbers, and it doesn’t matter about the department or category, every single business needs a spreadsheet to keep track of their numbers and in order to get the calculations right.
Well, the start-ups of the modern world have taken spreadsheets into their bare hands and made it into an even more powerful tool for businesses. If spreadsheets were used for calculations, record keeping and forecasting, nowadays they can be used for literally anything.
Some of the tools like Airtable have made spreadsheets do interesting tasks like employee onboarding, customer relation management, accounting activities and you can even use the same spreadsheet as a database for your website or application.
Google Sheets has come up with a lot of features including complex mathematical formula’s and stuff like finance which can be used to take a stock price in real time. The advancements in this field is consistently improving and it’s accepted by a wide range of businesses around the globe.
The whole point of “managing records” has been changed to “making records work itself out”. Several spreadsheet tools provide extensive automation possibilities wherein the sheet will automatically communicate with other spreadsheets to bring the best desired output without human interference. Businesses can save a hell lot of time by integrating such solutions within a company regardless of its size.
You can create forms and collect user feedback to your spreadsheets and the sheets will make it a visually appealing insight dashboard, you can see how the business metrics are going in slack, you can keep track of your employees to-do status and a lot more. Modern spreadsheet tools provide automation solutions that can be wired to your own needs within the matter of minutes.
It’s easy, use any of the tools you wish to adapt. It could be Google Sheets, Coda, Airtable or anything that is available in the market. Get started by trying out templates they provide (there are thousands of them) and take support webinars to learn how to use them best.
Once you get a taste, you will start building your own business base on these platforms in order to start managing your business at ease with simple spreadsheets that are interconnected, automated and hence time saving.
It’s definitely worth a try, and it’s never an overnight shift. The evolution of spreadsheet has been happening for years and it’s high time businesses start using them for good.