Spreadsheet Accuracy & EUC Risk Insights

The Consequences of a $100 Million Spreadsheet Error

Posted by CIMCON Software on Mar 20, 2018 5:03:00 AM

A small error in a spreadsheet can cause a very public material error.  Easily find all your spreadsheet errors BEFORE you finalize your acquisition.

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Topics: Spreadsheet Errors, Videos

Microsoft has Ended Support for Audit & Control Manager/Prodiance. Who You Gonna Call?

Posted by CIMCON Software on Mar 8, 2018 10:22:00 AM

Given your dependence on Microsoft Audit & Control Manager's Server, are you concerned about the sustainability of your spreadsheet risk management now that official support has ended. Or, are you migrating your critical Excel files to the cloud (e.g. SharePoint Online) which is not supported in Microsoft ACM Server?  CIMCON Software can help you maintain effective governance on Excel & Access files whether they’re stored in the cloud or on-premises.

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Topics: Manage Risk, Microsoft ACM, EUC Controls, Data Governance in the cloud

Why are you Wasting Time Manually Hunting for Errors in your Excel Spreadsheets?

Posted by David Noble on Mar 1, 2018 4:37:00 AM

Just one tiny spreadsheet error can snowball into a disaster for your company and for everyone responsible. No organization wants to suffer a material financial loss due to a spreadsheet error. And yet, most firms use ineffective,  manual methods to find errors in their critical spreadsheets.  There's a highly effective and much more productive way to detect and correct spreadsheet errors!

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Topics: Spreadsheet Errors, Manage Risk

Poor John's Spreadsheet Error

Posted by CIMCON Software on Feb 20, 2018 4:38:00 AM

The consequences of trusting - but not verifying - that your spreadsheet has no errors. 

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Topics: Spreadsheet Errors, Videos

The Excel Office Romance

Posted by CIMCON Software on Feb 12, 2018 4:21:00 AM

Happy Valentine's Day -- This 15-second video is a  humorous, tongue -in-cheek tribute to you and your love affair with Excel!!

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Topics: Spreadsheet Errors, Videos

CIMCON Recognised as Best End-User Computing Risk Management Solution by InsuranceERM

Posted by Leslie Miller on Feb 8, 2018 4:35:00 AM

We're super proud to share with you that InsuranceERM has awarded CIMCON Software the Best End-UserComputing Risk Management Solution in its InsuranceERM Awards 2017!!  This recognition confirms CIMCON as the industry standard for EUC risk management automation software. Read the whole review here.

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Topics: Awards, Manage Risk, Spreadsheet Errors

Ignore the CFO: 3 Reasons to Keep Your Spreadsheets!

Posted by Craig Hattabaugh on Jan 9, 2018 10:14:00 AM

Two recent articles in The Wall Street Journal reignited the debate between spreadsheet defenders and foes. Excel is perennially derided by software marketers selling replacement solutions, yet its usage continues to proliferate. So we need to ask, why are spreadsheets used so often within critical business processes? More often than not, the smart business decision is to keep those spreadsheets in place. 

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Topics: Spreadsheet Errors, Manage Risk

CIMCON XLAudit 4.8: Combines RCSA with Error Diagnostics Directly within Excel

Posted by Leslie Miller on Sep 14, 2017 9:09:00 AM


CIMCON XLAudit 4.8 enables self-attestation right from Excel making it easier for those in the line of business to fulfill their EUC Risk Management obligations.  

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Topics: Spreadsheet accuracy, Risk Assessment

5 Steps to More Effective Spreadsheet & EUC Controls

Posted by Leslie Miller on Aug 24, 2017 9:25:00 AM


Everyone knows spreadsheets and other EUCs are risky. Although EUC risk is very real, it’s become routine and it’s readily accepted.  It shouldn’t be!  Learn 5 Steps to Stronger Spreadsheet & EUC Controls. 

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Topics: Spreadsheet Controls, EUC Controls

Spreadsheet Risk: Data Governance or Information Governance?  3 Tips to Reduce Your Risk

Posted by CIMCON Software on Aug 10, 2017 11:37:00 AM


Is data governance or information governance responsible for managing spreadsheet and other EUC risks? Does IT own it or the line of business?  The short answer is: both IT and the line of business have accountability. Here are 3 tips to cooperate and reduce these risks. 

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Topics: Manage Excel Risk, Data & Information Governance, Reduce EUC Risk

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