Generally, the tasks to be completed with an Excel sheets are supposedly small – and ultimately mutate into real « time wasters ». Before you know it, employees are spending several hours a week exclusively editing and forwarding Excel sheets. This is partly a result of the fact that Excel is not self-explanatory and the correct handling of the tables has to be learned and trained. On the other hand, the more people, data sources and work steps involved, the greater the risk of errors, making it necessary to carry out inspections, which again take up a lot of time.
Especially in e-commerce, the impact of incorrect or inconsistent data can be critical to the customer and their product and brand experience. Anyone who wants to be successful in online commerce and expand in the long term should therefore gradually leave Excel behind as the primary tool for managing and maintaining product data and look for a software solution that enables product-related data to be captured error-free and centrally for the entire organization – and used with the highest quality, for instance on the website or online store.