Our specialty is creating custom spreadsheets, using Excel visual basic programs, that do EXACTLY what you want (with the click of one button). Don't settle for an off the shelf program that SORT OF works. If you plan to use the program for some time, you can easily justify writing a program that REALLY works.
What should you do?
Possibly the original author of your spreadsheet application has vanished and you need some help updating/repairing your worksheets. Maybe you are just tired of doing some long tedious task manually, and prefer to have a program do it for you in seconds.
You could hire an outside programmer to develop a stand-alone program, but this could be very expensive. You would have to pay all costs for a special program without general sales potential. And after you spend all of this money, what if the programmer has to raise his rates dramatically (since he is the only one that understands his program). What is the solution?
MaKro consulting can create simple Excel visual basic programs in hours, and for a very modest fee. More complicated programs can be done in days. We can create the program that does exactly what you want it to do. Other Excel developers can understand our code. We can help you solve your spreadsheet problems.
Why should you customize your Excel spreadsheet? To save time and money. Your people have already spent time creating the Excel or Lotus spreadsheet that handles your specific task. The code necessary to automate and put the finishing touches on these procedures could be very easy (cheap) to write. Also, your people already know how to navigate the spreadsheet. This should make it easier to use the customized spreadsheet.
Why should you hire MaKro Consulting to do this customization? Because we can do the job quickly, inexpensively, and effectively. You could probably do this yourself, but that would mean spending the time to learn the visual basic tricks, keywords, techniques, etc. Your time is valuable. Save some time, headaches, and cursing -- let us do the finish work for you.
Updating Your Excel Spreadsheet
The cost of creating a new, stand-alone program from scratch could easily be ten times the cost of optimizing what you already have. Also, Excel is a commonly used program. Therefore, you are not as heavily tied to a single programmer for your specialized program. You could probably find someone to modify your Excel spreadsheet much easier than you could get a new programmer to become familiar with and modify a specialized stand-alone program (assuming you own the source code).
User Modified Programs
WARNING: If you become too proficient with
Excel VBA, you could become so popular that you will not have time
A knowledgeable programmer can write the initial code much faster than a novice. This could easily save you weeks of development time, for only the cost of several hours or days of service. This could speed up your project by weeks or months. You might even be able to get in an extra golf game, pick up some new business, or do some charity work with the time saved.
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