Four alternatives when Excel doesn’t cut it.
We all have a love-hate relationship with Excel and contrary to popular belief, it isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.
As an Excel “power user”, however, we sometimes need to choose between persisting with a spreadsheet or switching to another tool that could make our lives a little easier. For example, you may have:
- Crippling amounts of data that make Excel crash over and over again; or
- A colleague/friend that needs to work on the spreadsheet at the same time; or
- Some super complicated math/stats work you are trying to get done.
With this in mind, here are four possible alternatives for an Excel spreadsheet that you can use right now, along with the relative pros and cons of each: