Developing and maintaining interactive web applications is costly and time consuming. This forces many governmental agencies and local governments to find alternative ways of solving their technological and automation needs. Often, they turn to the ubiquitous spreadsheet program, Microsoft Excel. The familiarity of most users with Excel, its low cost, and its adaptability to many data entry and calculation requirements makes it a natural initial choice for any automation solution. While being one of the most powerful tools in the hands of government agencies, spreadsheets come with severe risks and limitations for the organization including, but not limited to lack of security, version control and lack of governance.