Excel Hell

Are you ready to find out a better, safer and cheaper way to store and manage data?

Want to start a project? Get in touch with Wirebox

Database Vs Excel and Word

Wirebox are
Database Experts

Wirebox have long standing experience working with businesses to improve their data systems. Our team have created custom databases using a range of database engines such as MySQL and Oracle.

We can adapt existing databases, extract and migrate data from an old data system to a new one, or design new databases to fit with the applications your business uses.

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Businesses are Tired of Excel

There are many downsides to Excel which cost businesses
time, money and resources:

28 hours a week

On average, Excel users spend 28
hours a week working with

9 hours a week

Each user can spend up to
9 hours a week needlessly
repeating work

£8,740 per year

The cost of the unnecessary
work amounts to
£8,740 per year

£48 billion per year

Overall, that’s 2 billion hours
of unnecessary work, or
£48 billion per year!

Human error

It’s easy for human errors to creep
into a spreadsheet, as Excel accepts
whatever you type into a cell

Spreadsheets are unsafe

Spreadsheets are unsafe, because
it’s hard to control who sees
and uses them

The Alternative: A Database

Databases solve all these problems in ways that are efficient, simple and cost-effective: 

  • They manage data faster and simpler, saving time
  • They enable you to manage the relations between data, minimising duplication
  • They can be implemented and updated using open-source tools, making them more cost-effective
  • They are more user-friendly and intuitive, reducing the risk of inaccuracies
  • They give you control over access, making them safer

Case Studies

Wirebox Testimonials

“Wirebox created an advanced user-friendly website and database system capable of handling multiple requirements… The work carried out by Wirebox has always been to our satisfaction and they have always been on hand to resolve any teething problems faced when a new website is launched.”

Anvay Pandya, Proceed UK - Corporate Development Director

Database - Excel Articles

5 common excel problems (and what to do with them)

Many businesses rely heavily, or even entirely on spreadsheets for their data storage and processing. And yet spreadsheets can have serious problems associated with them.

Spreadsheets, Databases and the ‘Get a Mac’ Campaign

Which is better for your business’ data management, a database or a spreadsheet?

5 Big Benefits of a

People and businesses are becoming increasingly tired of Excel spreadsheets as a way of storing and processing important data.

The Dangers of

Excel may seem harmless enough as a system for managing your company’s data, but it can actually be downright dangerous.

Our Database Process

We have a 4-step process to creating a database that fits your specifications:

1. Analyse

Extract, clean and merge data for statistical analysis

2. Design

Create a comprehensive database model with all logical and physical
choices in a Data Definition Language

3. Develop

Create a comprehensive database model with all logical and physicalchoices in a Data Definition Language

4. Test

Simulate live activities to determine the database’s functionality

We are here to help

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Wirebox Ltd

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