It’s not meant to scare you, but it may.

While 90% of the buzz is cool new topics we mustn’t ignore the fact that we’re struggling with the basics of accounts processing in every organisation in the world.

Viz. all of the items in the list From WTF to OMG!

We don’t need AI and Machine Learning to solve these. We just need a modicum of Human Intelligence and some Human Learning.

Current buzzwords dominating the Excel conversation (if you look in LinkedIn and AccountsWEB) are:

  • AI
  • Machine Learning
  • Block Chain
  • Python
  • Power BI
  • Big Data
  • Data Science
  • Cloud spreadsheet solutions

So, here’s a challenge.

The Celebrity Chef Spreadsheet Challenge is a simple-but-common scenario where Excel spreadsheets are usually used. It is a quick thought experiment. If you think any of the current buzzwords can solve it better than an Excel spreadsheet (see the Author’s Suggested Solution) please send in your entry.

Hiran de Silva

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