Nicholas Langley

How to not have a Nightmare on Spreadsheet Street

In our take on Wes Craven's classic slasher film lets imagine, several process managers falling prey to Excel (Freddy Krueger), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the process managers in their dreams -- which, in turn, kills their processes in reality. If you find yourself in Elm Street having nightmares about huge excel spreadsheets then read on...

Even billion pound companies have felt the wrath of excel. JP Morgan, the bank, was checking what they were doing by running equations inputting tens of billions of pounds through an excel spreadsheet to validate a new VaR model they'd created. Yes, they got one equation wrong and as a result lost several billion pounds. eek.

So if not excel to run your business then what?

You may have found yourself googling for 'top 10 cloud based software'. whittling that down to 2 or 3 and trialling them to see if they 'whet your appetite', probably captivated by strap lines such as 'A customisable and fully-featured cloud system' or 'for service professionals to automate their business processes and workflows' if you're like me you've probably found yourself heading back to your excel spreadsheets tail between legs.

If you have processes in your business that differentiates you from your competitors you're going to have a bad time finding a generic cloud based solution no-matter how titillating their strap lines are about being fully customisable.

We work with companies on a regular basis who follow this story.

What's the solution?

We put in hard work with our customers to create software that disrupts industries. Developing it to perfectly suit their unique processes. Our customers go on to pressurise the norm by innovating and automating to become dominant or maintain leadership in an industry.

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth

Icing on the cake, you own the Intellectual Property to the software, an incredibly valuable asset.