How Many Ways Can You Use a Spreadsheet?
Think that spreadsheets are only used for financial statements, forecasts and budgets?
You'd be wrong. Every business uses spreadsheets - anywhere from 60% - 90% of their business is run by spreadsheet - depending on your source.
Your takeaway should be this: If you want to know if you can use a spreadsheet to manage a task, the answer is yes! Take a look at some of the projects I've had that show the many different ways you can use a spreadsheet.
NOTE - A few years ago I would have said this only refers to Microsoft Excel. However, Google Sheets has come a long way in the past few years, and can handle many of the same tasks you can do in Excel. If you need to collaborate with others in fact, Google Sheets may be the better choice.
- Inventory Production Tracking Tool
- Daily Networking Activity Log
- Freelance Author - Writing Assignments and Projects Tracking Tool
- Creating Mailing Lists (Extracting and Organizing Data)
- Drawbridge Activity and Maintenance Dashboard
- Annual Budget Worksheet
- Gym Membership Sales Tracking Log
- Personal Debt Payments Worksheet (for use in a Personal Finance Course)
- Work Hours Time Log
- Stock Portfolio Tracker
- Vendor Payroll Worksheet
- Shirt Number Inventory Worksheet
- Trade School Students Hours Log (for compliance)
- Commission Calculation Worksheet
- Teachers Time Sheet and Grade Sheet
- Roofing Company Project Forms
- Supply Company Parts Request and Return Form
- Therapy Progress Sheet
- Pareto Chart Production Tracking Tool
- Engineers Defect Tracking Worksheet
- Auction Inventory Worksheet
- IT Company Project Tracking System
- Meeting Schedule and Agenda
- Greeting Card Order Form
- Monthly Employee Schedule
- Construction Costs Tracking Tool
- Oilfield Downhole Tool Calculator
- Medical Staffing Company Planning Tool
- Mortgage Company Monthly Reports
How do you use spreadsheets in your business? I'd love to have other items to add to the list. Please share in the comments section.