Many years ago, one of our customers (a glass factory) depended on just one man for the entire planning of the plant. He had built his own planning model, which was actually quite good. One day he was summarily dismissed for fraud. No one else understood the model he had created.
With Christmas coming up, it is a nice period to spend some (more) time with the family and to enjoy a couple of good meals. At my house, giving each other presents is part of this tradition and we traded drawing straws with our names for the online service called Secret Santa.
For many complex processes like VAT reporting leading up to a declaration, financial experts still cling on tightly to Excel. This is despite the fact that other solutions are available that reduce or eliminate the need for our best-loved spreadsheet program.