By . Inventory Spreadsheet. At Sunday, May 09th 2021, 21:56:45 PM.
In todays economy, competitive landscape, and accountability standards you must have the data. Managers are getting blindsided because they do not know what is coming and what is going on. This is where the right project management software tool shines and spreadsheets fade. A good project management tool will be database-oriented and should allow for different types of ad hoc reporting across multiple projects. This enables the mining of all kinds of data. You simply cannot do this in a spreadsheet at the same level. If you really, really know what you are doing it is possible to tie spreadsheets together and generate some integrated data. But that is not the same thing. You simply cannot, on a whim, mine into the data represented in your multiple spreadsheets. And in todays environment, this is critically important. Gone are the days when not having the right data is acceptable.
XL Spreadsheet lunacy in IT? It still amazes me to learn how many companies are managing their IT networks using XL Spreadsheets. This is either a compliment to Microsoft for creating a powerful spreadsheet application that serves many purposes or is it a sign of lunacy on behalf of IT? Many businesses still rely on using XL spreadsheets to keep tabs on their IT infrastructure, be that running an IT Help desk or auditing their network. Is this just a case of the old school verses technical phobia or is it just budget conscious IT departments? Whats wrong with the good old spreadsheet anyway one might ask? Why be sucked into using technology for technology sake?
Spreadsheet entry jobs fall under the data entry category, and they are most sought after jobs for people who want to keep themselves busy while they wait for a preferred job. The reason these jobs are popular is because they require basic computer skills; and if you need to do the job from home, all you need is a computer, Internet connection and a good typing speed. A spreadsheet entry job requires the worker to enter data into a spreadsheet, which is easier than using database software. Often times, the employer requires you to research information, or type data from other documents and input the data into a spreadsheet as specified by the employer. Companies will hire you when they have a lot of information that they need inputted into spreadsheets, and sorted in a particular manner. Many times, this includes information typed on paper and scanned into JPEG, or using online forms. When companies have a lot of data to input into spreadsheets or a database, they will outsource the job, but often times this is a short-lived job. However, you may find recruitment and staffing who will hire you for the long-term; in many cases, when your contract ends, the staffing agency will find you another job quickly.