Microsoft Excel (Ms-Excel) the name which doesn’t need any introduction. According to me, it is one of the most powerful and important applications to date. The scope of excel is very vast Right from Data Entry to Business Analytics, To do lists to Analysis of complex data with various available tools of estimation and also designing a user friendly interfaces with Visual-Basic and Macros What not ?? The major difference between the regular/ normal statistical tools and excel is the user interface which lets you see/ understand what happens to the data upon manipulating.
Excel is everywhere you look in the business world—especially in areas where people are playing with numbers day in and day out, in areas like marketing, business development, sales, and, yes, in Finance. Not only are many business professionals using Excel to perform everyday functional tasks in the workplace, an increasing number of employers rely on Excel for decision support.
In this competitive working world, basic knowledge of Excel is essential for professionals and stronger Excel skills can always provide you competitive edge and open the door to better opportunities.
There are a few images in Dilbert stating the importance of having basic knowledge in Excel else you might end up in similar situations.