Conduct a simple Google or Bing search on “Excel Financial Reporting” and you’ll find that it returns over 5 million results. People have clearly given it a lot of thought out there.
The results include templates, add-ins and even copies of real financial reports that are meant to be modified and reused. There’s certainly a lot of noise out in the digital jungle, but is Excel really the best tool for financial reporting and analysis? I think we’d be utterly remiss if we didn’t consider the other options on the market.
Author: Dan Edwards