The inevitable march of google app continues: google spreadsheet adds solve functionality

Google spreadsheet has added solver functionality to their increasingly well equipped spreadsheeting application.  For the uninitiated, solve (like excel’s solver) allows spreadsheeters to find solutions to what-if? Scenarios and to optimise mathematical and business functions.

This pretty much leaves pivot-tables/charts and macros as the two major features that excel has over gDocs (although zoho sheet has macros).  I’m enjoying watching the inevitable trainwreak that the google docs disruptive innovation will have to microsoft’s office business model, hopefully they will

Google Apps update alerts: Solve feature and other improvements to Forms in Google Spreadsheets.

Google Docs help file on solve – General: Using Solve

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One Comment on “The inevitable march of google app continues: google spreadsheet adds solve functionality”

  1. Ronald says:

    Ah there’s now a rough equivalent of “macros” per se, but Google Apps Scripts are a lot more powerful because it enables tying in many of Google services! Check it out at: http://www.google.com/google-d-s/scripts/scripts.html


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