This section covers the main headings that our spreadsheet consulting comes under. If you can't find the spreadsheet service you are looking for here then please contact us as its sure to be something that we do offer but have just not listed clearly.
We can develop spreadsheet based systems to solve any business problem from simple, to mission critical complex. Equally, we can, and will propose non spreadsheet solutions or components if another technology is more appropriate. Our work complies with industry best practice. See Spreadsheet Development for more info.
Some pieces of analysis simply out grow spreadsheets, either the 256 column limit or the 64k row limit. Or they just become cumbersome without actually reaching a physical limit. We can help, either by restructuring the model in Excel or moving certain elements to a database. Sometimes just moving some VBA User Defined Functions into an automation add-in or an XLL can bring performance back up to acceptable levels. Sometimes a total re-write into SQL Server is needed, we can advise. See Spreadsheet Migration for more info.
We provide remote maintenance services for both spreadsheets that we have written and for ones we haven't. We can also supply automatic updates that can be applied to multiple copies to correct errors or extend functionality (including remotely adding/editing VBA). This can be especially useful if the original developer has left the organisation and the documentation and/or handover was not all it could be. See Spreadsheet Maintenance for more info.
We'll review spreadsheets either on-site or remotely. Our review process aims to discover most common development errors, a by-product of which is accurate up to date documentation. We perform static testing and execution testing as well as data flow analysis and block analysis. This work can be undertaken on a 'No Error No Fee' basis if required - see Spreadsheet Review for details.
Spreadsheet Resource Management
We can help you manage your spreadsheet resources by cataloging and documenting your spreadsheet assets, and maintaining offsite back ups for change management purposes. See Spreadsheet Management for more info.
Spreadsheet Risk Management
We can help highlight those spreadsheets with the highest risk of error. We can help mitigate or reduce those risks with documentation, parallel developments and formal reviews. See Spreadsheet Management for more info.