Links to other spreadsheet pages

The following sites contain spreadsheet research, information, books or utilities. They are difficult to categorize because most sites offer several of the above. Please let us know if you have or know of other good Excel related links that should be added to this list.

Spreadsheet Risks

Concrete Spreadsheet Errors
The author's own folly.

Australian CPA Article: Error Free? Spreadsheet Risks and Techniques.
Article discussing spreadsheet auditing.

Ray Panko's Spreadsheet Research
A Survey of many academic papers and anecdotes on the nature and effect of spreadsheet errors. Panko is/was a leader in the field.

Systems Modelling Limited
Patrick O'Beirne's site with an overview of spreadsheet risks. Consultant based in Ireland. - Louise Pryor's site. European Spreasheet Risk Interest Group
They have an active mailing list and annual conference, whose papers are available online.

Lists and Forums  Microsoft's forums.  Monitored by Microsoft employees that occasionally provide useful information.

Usenet microsoft.public.excel.programming  etc.
The usenet news groups.  Still one of the best resources.    Can be accessed via

EXCEL-G  (for General Excel questions)  EXCEL-L (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.
General blog on Excel.

Spreadsheet Articles, Hints and Tips

Pearson Software Consulting
Expert traditional VBA articles.  Lots of quality articles.

JWalk and Associates
Books, old but good tips and help, and the power utility pack spreadsheet utilities.  Good links.

The blog of the Excel development team.  Sometimes interesting. Daily Dose of Excel
Good articles by many authors.  (Allen Wyatt)
Many articles, plus newsletter.  Not to be confused with!

Vertex42 - The Excel Nexus
Provides Excel templates, tutorials, spreadsheets    , and articles for business, home, and educational use. Plus, an extensive directory of Excel links.

Decision Models
Charles Williams site. Does consulting, and useful info and a FastExcel utility for optimizing spreadsheet performance.
Some articles.
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.

Spreadsheet Tools

Cluster Seven
Major provider of Spreadsheet Management and Compliance software

(Broken Link: David Nixon's EuSpRIG Paper)
Compares various Excel auditing tools.

@nalyst library of financial functions, also Quant Tools. Fairly widely used.

Decisioneering/Crystal Ball
Monte Carlo - like, plus Cystal Ball Pro that does optimization

Macro Systems (
Bob Flannagan's Spreadsheet Assistant, Neat utilities, plus Risk Analyser.

Viziware Navipane
Utility that helps navigate through a spreadsheet

SQL Excel
Import data from ODBC data sources (ie. most databases).  Query builder.

Broken: Formula Forge
Provides graphical tools for creating and viewing complex Excel formulas.

Pdf to Xls
On line tool for converting PDF data into xls files.

Pdf to Excel on iphone
Like it says. -- Frontline Systems
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 found.

Synkronizer compares, updates and synchronizes Excel spreadsheets.

Data Mining

StarProbe Data Miner
Intelligent data mining tools: hotspot profiling, clustering, segmentation, predictive modeling, visualization, ...

Database Marketing
Advanced data mining software for complete analytic database marketing: predictive modeling, segmentation, profiling, visualization, ...

Beyond Spreadsheets

Sumwise Modeler
A new type of spreadsheet language that puts more structure back into the model, so that names can be used directly.  Strong emphasis on semi-repetitive structures used in financial models.

Productivity: Why it is Important that Software Projects Fail
How does software really affect society?

Artifical Intelligence will Kill Our Grandchildren
Looking at the bigger picture.  

Broken? Instep Personal Finance
Access application for budgeting and investment tracking.

Excel Training Cool interactive training software, from basic formulas to pivot tables.  Many exercises, 87 embedded videos.  Beginning to intermediate. Aimed at CPAs and accountants. Free financial modeling course.

Software Resellers

AquionAquion Australia 
Aquion is one of our prefered software resellers, and we find them efficient and effective.

SelectsioftSelect Soft India
Select Soft is our prefered software reseller in India.


Corality  Independent model audit services and financial modelling blog.

PDF to Excel 
Free web based PDF to spreadsheet converter.

Free Option Pricing Spreadsheet
For european otpions. Help with all Office applications, including Macro/VBA development.

Broken? BPM Analytical
Best practices in model development.  (Initiated by Salomon Smith Barney.)
General thoughts on auditing.  In French.
List of links to educational sites. Able2Extract tool for extracting spreadsheets from PDF documents.

Computergaga Excel Training Provide Excel training.

Cimaware Software or ExcelFix
Cimaware Software offers programs for the recovery of corrupt Excel, Access, and Word files.

Broken? Simtools and Formlist
Free simulation tool. Roger Myerson, Northwestern University.

AbleOwl (was Spreadsheet User Group)
Produces The Excel Sheet magazine and courses etc.

Beyond Technology
Excel VBA consultant. Tips provided in an Excel Solutions Newsletter by Rodney Powell.

Chris Heinrich spreadsheet consultant (Oz).

Simple statistics functions add-in.

Statistical package. Parametric, non-parametric, and clinical research statistics. Also a book.

Ole Erlandsen's Pages
Tips plus some code samples

Application Professionals
Rob Bovey, Consultant. Has tips and VBA utlities such as Code Cleaner which strip comments and compresses .xlas.

Alans Excel Goodies
A Consultant, Tips and examples

Spreadsheets in Education
Focus on Maths/Science. References to books, journals etc.

AuditNet Auditors Resource Page
Source of general internet reources for auditors (much wider than just Excel).

Excel Spreadsheet Solutions
General utilities, Risk/Sensitivity analysis, but no Auditing

Advanced tools for synchronizing different versions of a spreadsheet.

Excel Spreadsheet Solutions
General utilities, Risk/Sensitivity analysis
Technical computing portal for scientific and engineering. Lots of links to other sites.

J & E Research
Financial Workbooks, Investment, Finance, Option Pricing. Consulting

Maus Business Systems
Business Planning Spreadsheets

Software Illustrated (Mapland)
Maps for Excel. Mainly USA. Includes Zip Centroids.

Spreadsheet World
Excel courses, broad range of VBA based products and services.

G L W Software
Management Accounting and Forecasting Reporting Software

SPC Orchestra
Process control software, including Shewhart X Bar & R etc.

United Design Marketplace
UDA Construction cost estimation templates.

Case Based Training authoring tool for Excel

End User Programming
Howie Goodell's page, various academic analysis.

Erlandsen Data Consulting
Consultant (Norway).

Dave McRitchie's site
Lots of hints and articles, including the fate of DejaNews.

Windmill Software
Provides free software for moving serial data feeds into Excel. (Eg. GPS).

OzGrid Microsoft Excel Training
Professional Excel consultant providing services in all aspects of excel from remote training to custom enhancement.  Also some add-ins and utilities.
A technical computing portal for scientific and engineering.

Qwik & Dirty Task Guides
Provides FREE help with some not-so-obvious tasks in Microsoft Excel and Word. From OneOnOne Computer Training.
Spreadsheet xlNavigator 2002 helps track precedents and dependents.

General list of software.
This company offers add-ins for Microsoft Excel that peform neural network forecasting and classification using simple or complex data.

4 Tops
Access/Excel Tools, including importer.

Able Bits
Pivot Table AutoFormat XL is an Excel add-in that allows creating your own collection of autoformats.

Better Solutions
General help and info about Excel.

Peoria Design
Enable a simple spreadsheet/data grid to be edited using simple web forms.
Provide spreadsheet services and spreadsheets.

Hilton Bombing
Interesting link.  

XL Tutor
Does XL Training.

Glynn Consulting
Builds Excel and Access applications.

XL Project
Creates gantt charts and administrates your projects

Excel-like web based spreadsheet..
A wide range of addins & plugins for Microsoft Excel grouped by categories.

XL Detective