― Have iPad apps Replaced Excel Spreadsheets for Small Businesses? Indeed they have, especially for small businesses that need to capture and manage numbers on the fly. The iPad, as it comes when you buy it, is not very capable in handling spreadsheets to help businesses with product inventory. It needs to be perfected with specific apps that make it compatible with not just spreadsheet display but data entry and formula manipulations as well. ∙ Imagine, for example that you have lots of [...].