Excel is a widely known, prized tool for finance professionals. Finance is familiar with spreadsheets and uses them for a variety of financial planning and analysis processes. Though they are an excellent individual productivity tool, spreadsheets were not built for corporate-wide planning processes. So, is Excel still meeting the needs of your organization? This white paper will walk you through the five signs that you may be abusing Excel for your planning needs and show you how you can take advantage of the capabilities that you appreciate in Excel while avoiding its numerous pitfalls. Then, walk you through how instead of abusing Excel how you can use the advantages of it in an EPM solution to evolve and grow with your business. Lastly, if you are looking at a planning application to replace spreadsheets, this white paper lays out some important considerations to ensure it will be able to meet your needs today and in the future.