Microsoft ASP.NET vs Excel

ASP.NET Application vs Excel

One of the most common things we see is the use of Microsoft Excel as a database. While Excel is a very powerful tool, is it not meant to be used as a database. Retrieving historical data, form entry of data, mass changes of data and presentation quality reports can all be difficult to accomplish in Excel. Many of these same tasks can be easily accomplished in an ASP.NET Application utilizing a relational database.

If you're already using Excel for common database tasks, don't worry. You're not the first to do that and you won't be the last. The good news is we have a lot of experience taking excel worksheets, importing the data (if possible) into a relational database and then utilizing an ASP.NET appliation to create a robust interface to allow for entry and reporting of that data.

Contact us today to get started on moving from an Excel spreadsheet to operating with a Microsoft ASP.NET Application!

We have a large number of excel worksheets - is it possible to bring them all into Microsoft ASP.NET?

That's one of the powerful things about an ASP.NET application and relational databases. There is no limit to the number of excel worksheets that you could integrate into one ASP.NET Application. Getting all that data into one common storage location has many benefits, the least of which will be the ease with which it will be to locate the data you need instead of searching through all your spreadsheets. Contact us today for a free estimate to begin to see how WSI can help you.

We have a very complex excel worksheet - will Microsoft ASP.NET be able to do what we need?

There are some things that are easier to do in Microsoft Excel than in Microsoft ASP.NET - but that doesn't mean that it can't be done. Sometimes a hy-brid solution where the data and form entry is done in ASP.NET but then some excel automation is done to accomplish other tasks. This can prove to be a very valuable and powerful solution. Contact us today for a free estimate to begin to see how WSI can help you.

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