Historically, there have been two main ways to look at the market for spreadsheet management/governance. In terms of business use cases then there are heavily regulated environments where compliance and reputational risk are major concerns, and there are other industry sectors where issues tend to be more around operational accuracy and productivity. With the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other similar requirements, compliance applies across a much broader range of industries.
These different requirements have led to the development of a variety of products that address different aspects of spreadsheet governance. Some of these aim to be comprehensive while others focus on specific issues. This Market Update provides apples to apples comparisons.
Author/s: Philip Howard