When it comes to collaboration, a good enough comparison can lead to costly consequences
San Francisco, CA (Vocus) September 22, 2010
Workshare, a leading provider of document collaboration software, today makes available a free best practices guide for comparing Excel files. The guide provides an overview of the challenges people face in managing and collaborating on multiple versions of Excel workbooks.
Today many departments within an organization produce Excel spreadsheets for such uses as financial forecasts, supply chain management and product production schedules, among others. Along with the ease of sharing spreadsheets via email and collaborating on content comes the very real issue of loss of version control-- leading to such problems as reduced accuracy, increased costs and overall loss of productivity.
This Workshare guide helps Microsoft Excel users understand the challenges to effectively manage and compare Excel files and how they can avoid problems which can lead to legal judgments or sanctions, several of which are described in the paper.
“When it comes to collaboration, a good enough comparison can lead to costly consequences,” said Matthew Brown, Vice President of Marketing for Workshare. “Workshare has a long heritage of delivering software that makes working on documents efficient and accurate so the chance of errors being inadvertently introduced is substantially reduced. This guide provides some excellent recommendations on what organizations can do to minimize potential trouble in this arena.”
The Best Practices for Comparing Excel Files is available as a PDF download at: http://www.workshare.com/downloads/whitepapers
Workshare's software provides accurate comparisons of Office and PDF file formats, document control for easy and secure management of multi-person document reviews, hidden data (metadata) removal, secure PDF creation and sharing, and complete information security. The software allows users to easily manage and compare changes to contracts, documentation, financial filings and other documents when sharing between email, web portals and document repositories.
Workshare provides document collaboration software to enable business professionals to accurately create, collaborate and control high-value content more efficiently. More than 1.5 million professionals rely on Workshare solutions to increase productivity and safeguard their confidential information; ultimately securing their intellectual property, customer relationships and the organization's reputation. Workshare's comparison and collaboration solutions provide risk management and security to over 14,000 organizations worldwide and easily integrate with line-of-business applications. For more information, visit http://www.workshare.com.
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