Excel is a spreadsheet program. Spreadsheets allow easy entering and maintenance of data. Companies often prepare budgets and reports and maintain a large amount of data pertaining to its business. Excel can be used to maintain financial statistics, reports, balance sheets etc. It offers features for quick creation of these statements. Besides offering the features to maintain data, it also offers methods for performing calculations quickly and efficiently and ways to analyze data create consolidated reports and for creating charts to attractively present your data.