Spreadsheets are king (and always will be?)
Great article on why spreadsheets are great and why they will never be completely replaced ( http://smartdatacollective.com/raqsoft/117471/spreadsheet-king-business-intelligence-tools ).
To summarize the benefits of spreadsheets are:
- Not technically challenging to get it onto a machine and start using
- They have become intuitive, and flexible.
- Designed for a business person. Most of Excel functionality does not need help from you IT department.