Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel Is The World's Leading Spreadsheet
What is Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel Is The World's Leading Spreadsheet Used By Business

Microsoft Excel is the world’s leading spreadsheet

Microsoft Excel is one of the primary desktop productivity tools for business, with Microsoft Outlook being one of the others. Excel can literally be used by anyone, from an elementary school student working on a school project to a seasoned Microsoft Excel MVP making a living building custom Excel applications for large corporations such as Microsoft, GE and AT&T. Its use can be super simple or overly complicated. How many tools can do so many things for so many people in so many ways?

Do you want to know the “Story of Excel“?  We have recently added a post on it.

Who Uses Microsoft Excel

Most Business Professionals, Office Workers, Small Businesses

Those that work as a Sr. Financial Systems Analyst know Excel

If you want to have a job in accounting or finance you had better know how to use Microsoft Excel, period.  Microsoft Excel is the #1 desktop productivity tool for accounting and finance for a reason and you are expected to know how to use it and you must use it well. Often those who rise above in those departments excel when it comes to building spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. Many of those top achievers know how to use VBA (Macros) which allows them to integrate and automate much of their work. Exceling at Excel will set you apart, and it will allow you to earn more.

Here are the top 5 Excel functions and formulas that are most used by those that work in accounting and finance.


But what about those that work outside of finance or accounting?

Microsoft Excel is known to be the #1 spreadsheet application on the market; it is used by more people than all of the other spreadsheet applications combined. So then it only makes sense that there are a great number of people both inside business as well as outside business that leverage the power of Microsoft Excel to make the most out of their numbers.

We have helped people in these fields:

  • Finance/Accounting
  • Financial Services (Investors and Money Managers)
  • Lawyers
  • Contractors
  • Software Developers (Microsoft)
  • Human Resources
  • Automotive (Transportation)
  • Small Business Owners
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Educational Institutions
  • Individuals


Common MS Excel Uses

Reporting and Analysis are one of the more common uses of Microsoft Excel

For those that work in accounting or finance, budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting quickly come to mind as tasks that are done by using Microsoft Excel at the intermediate or higher levels.  Excel Dashboards, accounting’s month-end, expense reports also come to mind.

But others use Excel for uses such as contracting, construction, estimating applications, inventory, Fantasy Football and more.  If it has numbers or data, Excel is the tool to get the most out of it while putting the least effort into it.

Excel Quick Reference Cards

Two Frr Microsoft Excel Quick Reference Cards

Would you like a free Microsoft Excel Quick Reference Card?  No catch, no sales, just download the file and it is yours.  Print it and place it next to your pc and when you want to use keyboard shortcuts or other Excel time savers you will have it right there within reach.

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