A January 2011 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that focused on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Employment Services and Workforce Investment Act Adult employment programs funded by the U. Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services, found that while it would be a challenge, efficiencies in offering government services could be achieved by co-locating services and consolidating administrative structures.En Vision Centers will bring together in one place, federal, state and local government services, community based organization services, non-profit mission based organization services and faith based organization services that lead economic self-sufficiency and ultimately, greater economic mobility."Sometimes the differences between spreadsheets are not all that important, or you can work around them, but in many cases it's important not to waste time trying to resolve whose spreadsheet is right, because they could all be wrong," Kugel said.According to Ventana research, nearly half of enterprise-sized companies have experienced this problem -- 44% of survey respondents said they grapple with multiple, inconsistent spreadsheets.While Kugel said Excel is the right tool for certain tasks, such as ad hoc analysis, storage of small data sets and creating simple models, he stressed that the effects of using spreadsheets for tasks they weren't designed to handle can be more damaging than finance executives realize.In a webinar titled Avoiding Five Spreadsheet Pitfalls, presented by Ventana Research and Financial Force.com, Kugel sought to inform attendees of the dangers of spreadsheets by listing the top five problems that arise when finance departments rely heavily on Excel, while acknowledging that spreadsheets will never -- and should never -- be abolished entirely.The En Vision Centers demonstration is premised on the notion that financial support alone is insufficient to solve the problem of poverty.Intentional and collective efforts across a diverse set of organizations are needed to implement a holistic approach to foster long-lasting self-sufficiency.
He added that even when users are aware of more attractive options, they rarely move away from Excel, which could be due to weak business cases for new systems or fear of change.
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Survey respondents said they spent approximately 12 hours each month "consolidating, modifying and correcting the spreadsheets they collaborate on with others and reuse frequently," which Kugel said equals about one and a half business days. Kugel said the majority of time users spend with spreadsheets isn't for doing complex work -- they're simply trying to find and correct errors, another weakness of the tool.
"Thoroughly checking spreadsheets for errors is a chore that no one wants to do, so errors slip past unnoticed," Kugel said.
Kugel explained that the phenomenon of having two or more versions of a spreadsheet with inconsistent data is so common that it has given rise to its own term: dueling spreadsheets.