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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Systems Publishing (1 Sep 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190540400X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905404001
  • Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 1.1 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 479,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Excellent … it should be required reading for all young trainee accountants" Ciaran Walsh, senior finance specialist, Irish Management Institute. -- Advance copy review

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Learn how to: increase efficiency by avoiding rework; discover powerful formula auditing techniques; foil attempts to conceal data and formulas from you; reduce worry about costly and embarrassing mistakes; create spreadsheets faster by avoiding wasted time from lack of specification; present results with more confidence knowing that you have checked for errors; benefits to your organisation; ensure data quality and accuracy; protect against formula and operational errors; be able to demonstrate management of material risks; increase controls over spreadsheet based financial reporting; and reduce compliance costs for businesses in regulated sectors.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Green on 9 Aug 2006
Format: Paperback
I hate proofreading my work. I know what's supposed to be there so that's what I see. But if a typo slips through the net there's no real harm done and someone else usually spots it and lets me know. But auditing a spreadsheet is a different matter. A simple error could easily go unnoticed and its consequences might cascade through the workbook without ever being discovered. So this book is a Godsend! It explains, clearly and with illustrated examples, how to design and build reliable, error-free spreadsheets and how to use the tools that Excel provides for auditing and error-checking. Each section concludes with a self-test and there is a support website. I though I knew my way around Excel pretty well, but reading this book I found myself saying "I didn't know you could do that!". If you build spreadsheets you should read this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By P M Cleary on 29 Nov 2005
Format: Paperback
Recent research indicates that many (some surveys suggest most) of the spreadsheets in use in organisations today contain errors that affect the bottom line. This research also indicates that most spreadsheet users have little formal training (in fact most seem to be self-taught) and are over-confident in their ability to produce error-free spreadsheets. The result is questionable quality decision support which must, clearly, affect the quality of organisational decision-making.
This book goes a long way to help spreadsheet users adopt methods that will reduce errors and thereby improve the quality of the information vital to the success of all organisations.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Simon Murphy on 31 Jan 2006
Format: Paperback
Probably one of the most important spreadsheet books ever written.
Where many authors focus on unusual and obscure 'hacks' and tips and tricks, Patrick focuses on sensible down to earth risk reduction techniques.
These may not impress your friends and colleagues but your customers and boss will be delighted with the increased usability, accuracy and reliability his techniques encourage.
Finally there is a book that addresses quality in spreadsheet development in the real world.
Be aware that the pages are packed with useful and usable advice, so the 200 pages is probably equivalent to 500 pages in many other books once the verbose filler, irrelevant anecdotes and fancy graphics have been added.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 Mar 2006
Format: Paperback
This book begins by acknowledging the presence of "an elephant in the room" - that diverse herds of end-users put their careers on the line by making business critical decisions on the basis of hand-crafted spreadsheets. To those of us with self-critical faculties, however, there is a running sense of unease about the risks being run. If end-users stay up-to-date on Excel training and willingly share their insights about better quality then these problems can be kept under control - but does this sound like your work environment?

"Spreadsheet Check and Control" demonstrates painful familiarity with past mistakes and methods to minimise them in the future. It takes a "quality matters" perspective and gets down and dirty with low-level Excel details. The reader can retain his or her business expertise - this book tackles that fuzzy mix of professional skills (architect + programmer + auditor) needed to translate your business expertise to spreadsheets while sleeping easier at night over that errant error that could spell doom. If you're realistic enough to admit that you can make spreadsheet errors, then why not be proactive and try to reduce the frequency and severity of these errors by reading this book?
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daragh O Brien on 1 Feb 2006
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Spreadsheets have been found to be the number 1 Business Intelligence and reporting tool used in businesses today. Countless man-days of work are wasted through scrap and rework of spreadsheet models every day. This book is an excellent introduction to the techniques needed to manage the quality of Information in spreadsheets.
This book is now part of my coffee-stained reference library...
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