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Spreadsheet Error Roundup Q1 2021

Spreadsheet Error Roundup Q1 2021

Despite best attempts to keep processes accurate, human error is inevitable. As past events demonstrate, this is especially true for spreadsheets. From local election results to national government programs, here’s a roundup of the most recent egregious spreadsheet...
PHE Under Reports COVID-19 Cases Due to Excel Error

PHE Under Reports COVID-19 Cases Due to Excel Error

On October 4th, 2020, Public Health England (PHE) reported that 15,841 COVID-19 cases were left out of daily reports from September 25th to October 2nd. The cause was due to the way the agency was using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in their reporting process. The...
Microsoft Excel Turns 35 Years Old

Microsoft Excel Turns 35 Years Old

Originally released on Apple Macintosh computers on September 30, 1985 and then debuting on Windows systems two years later, Microsoft Excel just celebrated it’s 35th birthday. Excel has been living large ever since it usurped Lotus 1-2-3 as the de facto...
How Spreadsheets Help Us Understand COVID-19

How Spreadsheets Help Us Understand COVID-19

As we band together to ensure we keep ourselves, our loved ones and society at large safe and healthy during the spread of COVID-19, it can be comforting to know our trusty spreadsheets can help us better understand what we’re up against. Spreadsheet models are being...
Spreadsheet Errors… They Can Happen To You!

Spreadsheet Errors… They Can Happen To You!

Large financial institutions or insurance companies as thought of being the most impacted by costly spreadsheet errors. However, the wide spread use of Excel means that all companies are vulnerable. Only Human This post is part of our Only Human series where we...