I have a theory: People think using Excel to its full potential means they can run the entire world on this one program.
This is a pretty crappy theory, but people insist on trying it–especially when it comes to small businesses and employee management. When you have two employees, it may make sense to keep track of everything in a spreadsheet, but as you grow, this becomes untenable.
Take, for instance, employee leaves. If you have 50 employees, someone will undoubtedly qualify for a leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Easy enough to track, right?