Most office employees use Excel (Microsoft Excel) a lot as it really helpful and powerful. They would keep plenty of data information in huge size in Excel. As the consequence, your business depends plenty on Excel. However, there are still disadvantages and danger of Excel if fully depends.
Disadvantages of Microsoft Excel
It is very important to know that the viruses can be attached to an Excel file through macros which are mini programs that are written into an Excel spread sheet, Using only one file can make the file size very big , And the program run slowly, So, you might have to break it into smaller files , So , There is an increased risk in Excel data being lost.
You have to know that although there are training programs, It is still hard to use and some users might not get the hang of it, While it is easy to create the formulas, the reference cells, copy and paste the data, and link the worksheets and spreadsheets together as the work gets more complex, the spreadsheets become more difficult to change and manage.
You should know that while the spreadsheets are ideal for creating one time analysis , they become problematic as the data grows and evolves over time, As new rows and columns get added, The summary ranges and formulas may need to be modified or new ones created, the data and the formulas are not consistently updated, and these mistakes lead to bad results and decisions.
It is very important to know that entering the data into Excel manually can take a very long time especially if you have a lot of data to enter, The amount of time it takes to enter the data can be inefficient and can lead to boredom which leads to potentially costly inattentiveness.
You have to know that while you can use the forms within VBA, The average user will not have much knowledge of VBA and therefore he will not be able to incorporate the functional forms into their spreadsheets quickly.
It is very important to know that Microsoft Excel does offer a good variety of graph capabilities, The customization of the standard formats, and the combination of different data sets and different types of graph is awkward and not intuitive , For a powerful worksheet this is a big disadvantage.