Organizations rely heavily on products such as Microsoft Excel, Word and Access to perform day to day tasks. In some cases, users have created solutions using these tools, which can be classified as End User Computing (EUC) solutions.
In this context, an EUC can be loosely defined as applications that are developed and maintained by users without the involvement of IT and mostly managed outside the purview of IT without the associated governance and controls. Many EUCs are created when IT is not available to meet a specific request either due to timelines, budgets, resources or other system constraints.
Many organizations are facing a proliferation of these types of EUCs for a while given the widespread use of these products and the relative ease by which complex data, calculation and reporting needs can be implemented. While there are different technologies used to develop EUC applications, the preferred tool for many is Microsoft Excel.Excel’s broad capabilities and ease of use makes it extremely powerful for non-programmers to build applications:
However, these EUC applications pose significant challenges to organizations especially when the EUC are not governed:
To minimize the associated risks, Virtusa helps organizations to address the following:
EUCs have been around for decades and will keep emerging and multiplying in the future. The key is to ensure that when EUCs are introduced, they can be governed and remediated quickly and effectively into the optimum target state solution.
By working with Virtusa, your organization can achieve a thorough and future-proof EUC strategy: