5 Reasons to Convert Excel Spreadsheets to Web Application


Excel Spreadsheets are used by businesses everywhere. It is an essential tool for organizing and categorizing data. Excel Spreadsheet is the easiest way for businesses to keep track of their financial data, buyer data, and product data. Moreover, spreadsheets are ideal for keeping track of business accounts, performing calculations without having to do so manually, budget income and expenditure, and generating reports and charts, making it easier to analyze and compare data.

Despite its many benefits, excel carries a few risks – records can have many versions with different data and password does not mean security. Thus, many businesses are opting for web applications.

A web application or web programming is the creation of dynamic web applications to perform specific functions. The web program performs tasks over the internet using web browsers and web technologies. All web applications are divides into two divisions: front-end development and back-end development. Front-end development controls what the users see when they access the web application.

Front-end development consists of three codes: Hypertext markup language, cascading style sheets, and JavaScript frameworks, the most popular of the three. All three codes’ are for content, designs, and user interaction. Equally important is the back-end development, which regulates the side of the application that users do not see. The focus here is on the connection between the database and the browser.

Also, when working with a web application, times) you also have to learn how to open & write Excel files in c# .net.  c# .net is software for reading a range of spreadsheets without installing excel. Most important, web applications stored information on the internet, and the information can be access on any browser regardless of the device. Because of its efficiency, many companies are starting to convert Excel to web app for the following reasons:

Error Proof

With many people inputting and amending data in excel, data can become error-filled. In contrast, a web application keeps the original data intact. Users are unable to make any changes that would impact the spreadsheets.

Reduce Duplication

When more than one person has access to the spreadsheet, different versions exist. As a result, uncertainty arises over which document is the original. In contrast, web applications permit different users to access the document. All these users can simultaneously perform their respective tasks. Also, the users can work with the file without corrupting the integrity of the dataset.


Despite the password protection, excel data is not fully protected. Excel files are hackable. Oppositely, the web application prevents unauthorized personnel from making any changes to the data. The option for users to view the document without making any changes is also available.

Always accessible

Excel spreadsheet does not allow us to share data in real-time. Because of this limitation, it is difficult for teams to take quick actions if needed. By contrast, web application allows for the exact opposite to happen. Since the web application is accessible, changes happen in real-time. Everyone with access can see the change without having to wait for an email.


Excel spreadsheet has limited data capacity. It can only hold 250 megabytes total size limit before the software slowdowns, whereas web applications offer scalability.

Web applications are much better than excel spreadsheets for managing data. Web Applications are accessible on any device once there is Internet access. Web applications eliminate all the risks associated with excel spreadsheets. It enhances productivity and efficiency.

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