Within Excel there are five main issues you could have with a spreadsheet, these are outlined below, 9Spreadsheet governance aims to resolve all these issues)
Firstly they are prone to error, an example of this is a column could contain extra or unprotected cells, which will be affected when someone adds a comment into one of these cells.
In addition there is a shortage of process control around the use of spreadsheets, especially when they are combined using cut and paste.
Companies that don’t use spreadsheet governance tend to use up a lot of disk space as they grow too large.
Furthermore, spreadsheets can be linked to each other or other data sources, these links can be easy to break.
Finally there are potential regulatory and compliance problems in the use of spreadsheets, in which can mean poor security.