Simplicity In Action

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People who understand the concept of CalcFusion are usually the people who recognize the power of Excel. From this, it is easy to understand that the concept of CalcFusion is simply the use of Excel as a powerful programming language.

Having shown CalcFusion to both business and IT guys, we realized that the concept of CalcFusion elicits two types of reactions.

The more common of the two, is confusion as to what CalcFusion exactly does. For us, this is a totally acceptable reaction since we’re introducing a new way of using Excel, which is not very common.

To help unravel the confusion, we realized that the best way to explain was by examples. And so we came up with a growing set of process/calculations built with CalcFusion, intended to show how it can be used in different cases.

On the other hand, we’ve met some people who very quickly understood the concept of CalcFusion. In this case, we are satisfied because it validates our belief that CalcFusion is actually a simple system.

How is it simple? Well, CalcFusion is built using existing tools that everyone already uses.

“Microsoft gauges the number of Excel users worldwide at more than 400 million, and Forrester Research estimates 50 to 80 percent of enterprises still use stand-alone spreadsheets for critical applications like financial reporting.”*

With those numbers, we concluded that while replacing Excel is a monumental mission (but a nice goal), there may still be a need to industrialize Excel spreadsheets. CalcFusion gives users a way to elevate Excel spreadsheets by integrating it as part of the process.

People who understand the concept of CalcFusion are usually the people who recognize the power of Excel. From this, it is easy to understand that the concept of CalcFusion is simply the use of Excel as a powerful programming language.

“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication” – Leonardo Da Vinci

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful” – John Maeda

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity” – Charles Mingus

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* http://ww2.cfo.com/technology/2008/12/up-and-away/

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