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Shared Excel spreadsheets are widely used in offices, but there is specialized software which works as alternative . Usually MS Excel file is used in workgroups where it is required to see and manage tabular information in real time regime. Shared Excel file allows several users to concurrently open and manage the same spreadsheet which may contain financial, statistical, factual, and other kinds of project information recorded in tabular form. This function is called workbook – it allows several users to read and modify the same file at the same time. This shared Excel worksheet can be placed on a shared space within LAN – in a shared folder or on a network disk, so this workbook can be accessed by different users who have access to this space. Excel spreadsheet is multipurpose solution, so its functionality isn't specialized and it is not really convenient for some needs (example: for task management).

The purposes of task management can be satisfied with a help of Excel workbook, but this way is effective only for simple to-do lists. If you need a more advanced task management solution – will not work for you – you need to consider some more powerful alternatives, such as VIP Task Manager that is intended for effective task management within a workgroup.
Shared Excel alternative
This alternative software is more suitable solution for task management than shared document as far as all its functions are designed exactly for managing tasks in organization – you can work with your tasks through views of Task List, Calendar, and Task Tree. This software uses client-server technology with database while shared Excel sheet is just a file with concurrent access and according to reports of many users this method is not very reliable because of different file errors that take place betweenwhiles, up to losing users' data or last changes made in MS Excel worksheet.

Shared Excel alternative software uses database management systems to drive data operations (for example VIP Task Manager uses Firebird 1.5). This method is much more reliable than using outdated shared Excel workbook technology. This software is designed for driving a number of helpful services – document sharing, collaboration at tasks and real-time performance control, time planning and communicating. VIP Task Manager is a ready-to-go alternative in task management, so process of its installation is not complicated and deployment of this shared database system over your LAN will take only several minutes – shared database server component should be installed on your local server and client components on computers of your team members.

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