For years, Excel has been the preferred tool for tracking business processes. It seems to meet the average requirements companies need on a daily basis, but Excel’s features fail to cover several areas that are essential for assuring a successful followup of a certain process.
Excel is a useful spreadsheet, but compared to automation systems that are built with a range of useful functions, managing business processes with Excel has the following limitations:
Although the document contains confidential information, the data is exposed to anyone who has access to the document because Excel does not offer the option of granting permissions to certain users. Which can be risky since unauthorized persons can change data.