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Because they don't know
njpugh901468dThere are some parts of the company I work with that uses insane excel workbooks, exceptionally large amount of macros. CEO announced recently we're going to Google suite. Everyone is scared now!
Stocken1978dCompanies get paid by the hour, excel takes time.
I think it’s a familiarity thing. Wherever you go there’s Excel, people know how to use it, how to hack it, how to quickly get data in and data/charts out.
At my company our entire business model is making Excel tooling for people. The devs/IT guys at our clients always roll their eyes initially, but it’s what users want. Personally I don’t think Excel is ever going away, so have chosen to embrace it rather than fight it.
Abendblau197dThank you for your replies.
I guess the logic behind this is: everyone knows excel and it's to costly to train employees to learn something new.
My point of view is, that it's very efficient to train your employees in basics of programming and databases, because communication with developers becomes smoother and users can execute simple tasks themselves
Where I work, excel is favored because it's readable, understandable, and can be modified by anybody. My python scripts, on the other hand, can only be debugged/modified by me because nobody else knows python.
It is funny watching people do repetitive tasks over and over again once you learn some basic programming.
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