Truly native Microsoft Excel export, with little effort

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Aspose Cells for .NET converting HTML to native Excel

Our Cloud Business Software suite Exact Online includes functionality to export overview pages to Microsoft Excel. Exact Online is used by nearly 300.000 companies in seven countries: Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain. An example of the exportation of overview pages can be that a customer wants to export his invoice history to Microsoft Excel.

The way we solved this in the past was by exporting the HTML of that overview page directly to Microsoft Excel. Something that was supported by Microsoft Excel at the time we created this functionality. Over the past years Microsoft made several improvements to Excel and the technology that we used became legacy Excel functionality. Therefore, we decided to take a new approach and also wanted to support the latest XSLX format for our customers.

With Aspose Cells for .NET we have the opportunity to keep functionality in place as known by our users, which is important as we don’t want to interfere with the way our customers use the software too much. Thanks to Aspose we have been able to create a truly native Microsoft Excel export of our overview pages, without going through too much effort. Obviously, changes to a business critical application will always trigger questions from customers, but this way we have been able to contain that concern.

During our trial period we had several contact moments with Aspose in order to better understand the component and the best way to integrate it. Their support and sales department are very quick in responding. Often even within minutes. This was of great value to us as we could almost instantly continue with our development process.