By . Expenses Spreadsheet. At Thursday, May 27th 2021, 12:13:39 PM.
When developing a spread sheet solution in Excel, you make decisions and change features and formulas which at the time make perfect sense and have a logical flow. Once you come back to amend, or enhance or troubleshoot your spread sheet, what made sense at the time of development, may not be so obvious at a later date. So here are my top 5 things to avoid when developing a spreadsheet solution to enable you to troubleshoot any issues and make your spread sheet as efficient as possible. 1. Merged Cells. They may look good, but they can play havoc on the functionality of you spreadsheet including losing the ability to sort data correctly or run VBA as it does not handle merged cells very well. You also lose the functionality of a normal data table in Excel; that is the great functions such as Pivot Tables, SUMIF, COUNTIF etc the list goes on!. If you want to use Auto Fill- no chance with merged cells and do not expect to be able to copy and paste either.
For this matter, budgeting software can only be regarded as a really good one if it is user-friendly and the input of information is hassle free. The moment that the initial setup is done, transaction recording and processing is expected to automatically take place. Good Reporting: Its Elements Good financial software must possess reporting elements in the module of the money management tool that you are using. These features must also be intuitive and straightforward to use, for they are the real hallmark of the reporting features of a better software. Basic Income and Spending If these two do not exist, your software can be regarded as completely futile. Income and spending must be easily known with a mere push of a certain button.
Multiple Accounts Being Handled Financial software can be considered good if it can handle all the users credit card transactions, accounts, income and expenditures. The softwares reporting side must have the capacity to show the account used and must also intuitively generate the related reports, like complete income expenditure of every account and also, show the category of expenditures for which the payments were made. Reporting Softwares Adaptability Since people live diverse lives, it is essential that the software is customizable for this diversity to be reflected. Rigid software can cause issues in usability and can even be deemed futile if it will not suit the expenditure and lifestyle patterns of the user.