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Auditors, Risk Managers: Inquire- The ultimate Spreadsheet Comparison tool in Excel 2013

This is the third article in this series. Please read these articles as well:
Auditors, Risk Managers: Excel spreadsheet analysis using the new Inquire tool
Spreadsheet Analysis using Inquire – Relationship Diagrams

Spreadsheet Risk is very important for everyone – from a single user to a large organization. Because an interpretation mistake or a wrong value can be very costly indeed.

In this article we will see how to compare two spreadsheets. Using the old method and the new amazing tool which comes with Office 2013.

Inquire - Best spreadsheet comparison tool

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Auditors, Risk Managers: Excel spreadsheet analysis using the new Inquire tool

These two roles require extensive work with complex workbooks. Auditors need to understand and validate large, complex workbooks in a time bound manner. Risk managers work with complex models with large data sets. They want to implement Spreadsheet Controls in place to reduce the operational risk originating from spreadsheet errors. In either case, you need to understand, validate and troubleshoot spreadsheets in a time bound manner.

In this article, I am not going to cover the regular features of native Excel which include GoTo Special, Trace Precedents, Watch Window, Evaluate Formulas and so on.

Since Office 2013, Microsoft introduced a new add-in called Inquire tool– which is very powerful. But still many people do not know about it. We will explore this tool in this article.

Inquire tool

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