Links to other spreadsheet pages
The following sites contain spreadsheet research,
books or utilities. Please let us know if you have
or know of other good Excel related links that should be added to
The author's own folly.
Australian CPA Article: Error Free? Spreadsheet Risks and Techniques.
Article discussing spreadsheet auditing.
European Spreadsheet Risk Interest
They have an active mailing list and annual conference, whose papers
are available online.
of the Biggest Spreadsheet Fails in History -- Oracle
Including the Reinhart-Rogoff "Growth in the time of debt", TransAlta
$24 million overbuy, London Olympics oversell and a curious MI5 blunder.
Greatest Spreadsheet Errors of All Time
Including the Barclay overpayment of Lehman brothers and the JP Morgan
Chase London Whale.
Prof. Ray Panko's site
Panko pioneered academic research into the source and nature of
spreadsheet errors. His classic paper "What we know about
spreadsheet errors" is here.
Systems Modelling Limited
Patrick O'Beirne's site with an overview of spreadsheet risks.
Consultant based in Ireland.
AuditNet Auditors Resource Page
Source of general internet resources for auditors (much wider than
Lists and Forums
Technical forum monitored by Microsoft employees that occasionally
provide useful information.
Microsoft's Excel Community
Another forum, more uer oriented.
The blog of the Excel development team. Sometimes interesting.
For General Excel questions.
For Excel developers.
Old Mailing lists that are still well subscribed.
Web forums that are well subscribed.
Another well subscribed web forum. Also some articles.
Spreadsheet Articles, Hints and Tips
Daily Dose of Excel
Good articles by many authors.
Charles Williams site. Does consulting, and useful info and a
FastExcel utility for optimizing spreadsheet performance.
Pearson Software Consulting
Expert traditional VBA articles. Lots of quality articles.
May now need to find this on archive.org
JKP Application Development
Several good technical articles.
General blog on Excel. Beginner tutorials.
Advanced Excel techniques.
Allen Wyatt's many articles, plus newsletter. Not to be confused with
- The Excel Nexus
Provides Excel templates, tutorials,
spreadsheet and articles for
business, home, and educational use. Plus, an extensive directory of
VBA, Articles, and answers VBA queries. (Does development.)
Improve Your Excel
Free Excel Tutorials,Tips and Tricks
Online book on VBA programming with Excel.
Some articles on advanced Excel techniques.
New Indian E-Book with tutorals, blog, VBA etc.
Expert Excel Consultants
Help with all Office applications, including Macro/VBA development.
Dave McRitchie's site
Lots of hints and articles, including the fate of DejaNews.
Excel EasyDigital.com tutorials
Many free tutorials, including for beginners. Includes 300
This is an annotated list of other sites that have Excel Tutorials.
Various tips and examples.
Tutorials and a newsletter. Beginner to intermeidate.
Cimaware Software offers programs for the recovery of corrupt Excel,
Access, and Word files.
@nalyst library of financial functions, also Quant Tools. Fairly
Ball (now Oracle)
Monte Carlo - like, plus Cystal Ball Pro that does optimization
Bob Flannagan's Spreadsheet Assistant, Neat utilities, plus Risk
Utility that helps navigate through a spreadsheet
Import data from ODBC data sources (ie. most databases).
PDF to Excel
Free web based PDF to spreadsheet converter.
to Excel on iphone
Like it says.
Another PDF to Excel tool. Web based but can be used via an API.
Invest In Tech
Able2Extract tool for extracting spreadsheets from PDF documents.
On line tool for converting PDF data into xls files.
They wrote the Excel Solver, and have a much
faster, more powerful versions. It provides several algorithms that
can solve huge linear and quadratic problems, integer problems and can
handle (smaller) non linear or even non continuous spaces. The
interval solver can even assure that global optimals have been
Synkronizer compares, updates and synchronizes Excel spreadsheets.
Good for very large spreadsheets, but report is somewhat noisy.
Statistical package. Parametric, non-parametric, and clinical
research statistics. Also a book.
Provides free software for moving serial data feeds into Excel.
This company offers add-ins for Microsoft Excel
that peform neural network forecasting and classification using
simple or complex data<
Access/Excel Tools, including importer, VBA writer, Access Mail Merge.
Many general Excel utilities.
Templates, Spreadsheets, Documents, Calendars and Calculators.
Add in to save to multiple locations at once.
Intelligent data mining tools: hotspot profiling, clustering,
segmentation, predictive modeling, visualization, ...
Advanced data mining software for complete analytic database marketing:
predictive modeling, segmentation, profiling, visualization, ...
A new type of spreadsheet language that puts more structure back into
model, so that names can be used directly. Strong emphasis on
semi-repetitive structures used in financial models.
Why it is Important that Software Projects Fail
How does software really affect society?
Excel and Financial Modeling TrainingFull Stack Modeller
A leading source of ongoing training for both Excel and financial modeling generally.
Danielle Stein Fairhurst's excelent financial modeling training and meetups.
UK based respected trainers and developers. Focus on model clarity.
How to avoid Excel errors and keep your boss happy
Kate Bostock's excelent course.
List of Excel courses and Tutorials.
Cool interactive training software, from basic formulas to pivot
tables. Many exercises, 87 embedded videos.
Aimed at CPAs and accountants.
Free financial modeling course.
Computergaga Excel Training
Provide Excel training.
& Dirty Task Guides Global Corporate Finance Society
Provides FREE help with some not-so-obvious tasks in Microsoft
Excel and Word. From OneOnOne Computer Training.
Professional association with training, certification etc.
Provides Excel financial modeling courses
Excel solutions, Business Intelligence and training. Spreadsheet
Independent model audit services and financial modelling blog.
Rob Bovey, Consultant. Has tips and VBA utlities such as Code
Cleaner which strip comments and compresses .xlas.
OzGrid Microsoft Excel Training
Professional Excel consultant providing services in all aspects
of excel from remote training to custom enhancement. Also
add-ins and utilities.
Builds Excel and Access applications.
Louise Pryor's site
Papers and blog on spreadsheet risk.
Free Option Pricing Spreadsheet
For european otpions.
Ole Erlandsen's Pages
Alans Excel Goodies
Tips plus some code samples
A Consultant, Tips and examples.
Maus Business Systems
Business Planning Spreadsheets
Excel courses, broad range of VBA based products and services.
UDA Construction cost estimation templates.
Howie Goodell's page, various academic analysis.
Erlandsen Data Consulting
"Users are developers." General help and info about Excel.
Enable a simple spreadsheet/data grid to be edited using simple web
Excel-like web based spreadsheet..
A wide range of addins & plugins for Microsoft Excel grouped by
The 6 month
One day in Heaven, Jesus and Satan are bickering nonstop about which of
them is better than the other. God says “ENOUGH! We’re going to
settle this right now. Whoever can fill up an Excel spreadsheet with the
most souls within 24 hours will officially be considered THE BEST.”
gets on his computer and starts meticulously typing in the names of each
soul, one-by-one, line-by-line, at his own slow and steady pace. Satan
on the other hand is using macros and going on the dark web and
illegally downloading thousands of lists of souls and is just filling
out his spreadsheet with all these different names. He’s feeling all
cocky and arrogant. “There’s no way Jesus can ever get more souls than
But then, with only 5 minutes to spare, the power in Heaven
goes out and comes back on. When Satan looks at his computer screen,
everything is empty! Satan is fuming with anger and cursing after every breath.
“It’s not fair, it’s not fair! I had so many souls! How could he have
God then stops him and says “Satan, listen… Jesus saves.”