- Technical staff can be quickly taught how to enter and manipulate data using spreadsheet programmes.
- Statistical data can be easily entered and manipulated using statistical formulas in the spreadsheet programme.
- Files can be exported (e.g. in DBF format) or embedded into the GIS.
- Spreadsheet programmes such as Excel are available in many different (local) languages.
- High quality charts can be generated in order to visualise the statistical data.