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    Who Are We?      

The European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group - EuSpRIG - (“yewsprig”) for short.

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    Why Are We Here?      

Directors of companies, charities, departments of government and other organisations have numerous statutory, fiduciary, reporting and compliance obligations. Penalties for failing to meet them include fines, jail sentences, undesired share price movements and unplanned career changes. The ability to meet these obligations is undermined if the information upon which decisions are based turns out to be flawed. In most businesses, a majority of that information is derived from spreadsheet models.

Research has repeatedly shown that an alarming proportion of corporate spreadsheet models are not tested or controlled to the extent necessary to meet these obligations. Uncontrolled and untested spreadsheet models pose significant business risks, including:

• Lost Revenue, Profits, Cash, Assets & Tax
• Mispricing and poor decision making due to prevalent but undetected errors
• Fraud due to malicious tampering
• Systemic financial failure, due to overdependence

Furthermore, an inability to show that spreadsheet-based business information has been subject to procedures designed to ensure it is reliable, is in itself a failure of fiduciary and regulatory compliance.



    What Do We Do?      

EuSpRIG offers Directors, Managers and Professionals in all disciplines, the world’s only independent, authoritative & comprehensive web based information describing the current state of the art in Spreadsheet Risk Management. EuSpRIG is the largest source of information on real-world, implementable methods for introducing into organisations processes and methods to inventory (keep records of), test, fix, document, backup, archive, compare and control the legions of spreadsheets that support critical corporate infrastructure.

    How Do We Do It?      

We run a well-established annual conference which provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, trainers, vendors, consultants, regulators and auditors. The conference provides attendees with an opportunity to network and share experiences with international leaders in the field of spreadsheet risks research. We provide speakers and content for professional societies, associations, conferences and journals.

We publish the conference proceedings free of charge on the Cornell University Moderated Scientific Repository (search for “spreadsheet”) or view the indexes and abstracts here.

We run a moderated internet forum where over 750 interested parties share information, resources and ideas.

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