Most businesses use Excel to track day-to-day information. Though not a database on its own, Excel is a great spreadsheet application and an excellent complement to any database since it can turn row after row of data into attractive useful information.
Excel also lists as one of Smart Analytic’s many data sources. Smart Analytics allows users to import data from Excel to create reports/analytics or integrate it with data obtained from other data sources.
Advantages of Excel as a data source:
- Easy to access and maintain spreadsheets and easily used with Smart Analytics
- All the records are stored at one location
- Easy to understand and implement
- Fast in data fetching