I recently received a letter from a software engineer who works for a large company. In his letter, he explained that his company, a large consumer finance company, has an extensive database system. His system has a built-in tool to extract financial data from the company’s customer’s CRM system and send it to analysts. This data is then used to make the company’s financial products.
The problem with this system is that it is not very simple or intuitive. It is a lot more complicated than simply sending a CSV file with data to analysts. For example, the system has a few different ways that it can send data to analysts and what analysts can do with it, and to which analysts the data can be sent. All of this can get confusing, making it very hard to figure out which analyst will be called in to review the data.
Not everyone is comfortable with having their data sent to analysts. In fact, some companies have policies against sending their data to analysts. But there is a simple fix, which is to create a system that allows one analyst to look at a company’s data in one easy-to-understand format.
This is a good idea. In the future, analysts will need to be able to look at data in a better format than Excel. It would also be great if these formats could also be used by different analysts, so an analyst could easily look at their own data.
This is a good idea, but it doesn’t affect all data. Analysts will still need to look at data like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
In fact, it can actually affect all data. If the format is too complex (like a spreadsheet) then it will be difficult to read and understand. In addition, it will be too error prone. The data could break when the format changes.
The reason the data in this article is so complex is because Excel, Word and PowerPoint are all Microsoft Office and Word are not. If the data is not structured like that, it won’t work. It will be hard to understand a lot of data.
But if you’re in a situation like this, you’ll probably want to use Excel.
Here is the thing. As soon as you start messing around with Microsoft Office, you start to see the problems. If you are the type of person who is accustomed to working with spreadsheets, you are going to have to get used to working with Word. Word makes more sense for complicated data than Excel because you can drag and drop data into words. But there is a lot of complexity in Word.
I’ll leave you with a quote from one of my favorite books on the subject of Microsoft Office. “In the end, Excel can be used to create a spreadsheet, but it can’t make a spreadsheet into a spreadsheet.” (This is from the book “The Business of Software” by Peter Moore.