We support creating project files in Microsoft Excel and opening them in Steelray, our Microsoft Project viewer. Here’s why . . .
According to a speaker I once heard from Microsoft, the most popular software for project management, the one more people are using for project management than any other, is Microsoft Excel. More people use Excel for project management than use Microsoft Project.
If I’m going to speculate as to the reasons, I’d say it’s because:
- Excel is ubiquitous; most PC users have it installed on their PC.
- Excel is far easier to use than Microsoft Project.
- For most people, Excel does enough.
I like Microsoft Project, but I find this phenonemon pretty interesting. To me, Excel is the killer application for the PC. Think about it: Excel is used for both rocket science and bake sale price lists. I wonder if there are websites that discuss project management using Excel . . . .