by John Richards
Did you know, moving your spreadsheets to a web based application can save you time and enhance your information. Much like the advantage gained when everyone started moving their information from ledger books and other paper tracking methods to spreadsheets, now you can increase those benefits by moving it to a web application.
By converting your spreadsheets into a web application you add portability and flexibility to your data. You are no longer encumbered by needing the data present; instead it can be accessed from anywhere there is an internet connection. Add a user friendly front end to the data and now even people who don’t have a lot of technical knowledge or spreadsheet experience can view and interact with the information in a meaningful way. Your data can now start doing double or even triple duty. Have a list of customer information? Now use that to track newsletter subscriptions. It can be nice to have a physical copy sometimes, just add an export to Excel or CSV option and now you can have the benefits of both methods.
It can also save you time by preventing you from doing repetitive action and lets the computer take care of it for you. If you are manually copying data, or recreating reports or spreadsheets it should be automated. By moving to a web based application some of our customers have saved days and some even weeks of work a month.
The next time you find yourself opening a spreadsheet, take a moment and think of what you could gain by converting it to a web application. You might be surprised at the time you can save and the flexibility it gives.
Check out just one app we moved from a spreadsheet in our TrackStar program. Let us know what we can do for you.