Keeping track of data
At times, we need to keep track of information. It could be a personal list of phone numbers, a contact list for members of an organization or team, or a collection of coins, cards, or books.
Whatever data you have, a spreadsheet, like Excel, is a great place to store it. Excel has built it tools to help you keep track of data and to find specific information when you want it. As well, with its hundreds of columns and thousands of rows, an Excel spreadsheet can hold an enormous amount of data.
Excel is also simpler to use than a full fledged database program such as Microsoft Access. Data can be entered easily into the spreadsheet, and, with just a few clicks of the mouse you can sort through your data and find what you want.