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Is it time to move on from Excel?

It was with some nostalgia that I read the BBC article “The Nokia 3310 is back so here’s a celebration of all things 2000.” Re-released since its original release in 2000, the article looks at what was happening in the world at that time. Obviously a lot has changed and that goes for business planning too. Back in 2000 Excel spreadsheets were dominating the planning environment. Although later editions of Excel have been released, using these for planning is now quite an antiquated way of creating budgets and forecasts. If you are still using Excel spreadsheets take a look to see what else is out there, you may be surprised at how technology has advanced and what can be achieved in terms of budgeting and forecasting.