Why are OKR platforms better than spreadsheets?

March 25, 2021
2 min read

When it comes to OKR Management (Objectives and Key Result Areas), spreadsheets are probably the go-to option when organizations are smaller. However, with the aspiration to get to ‘10X’ growth and teams rapidly scaling beyond 20 members, one would probably realize it’s about time to switch from Spreadsheets to an OKR tool.

OKR platforms over spreadsheets to drive performance
Replace spreadsheets to track OKRs with an OKR software such as Fitbots

Here’s how OKR tools or software can give you that seamless experience over spreadsheets.

T‍he benefits of leveraging OKR platforms


Successful OKR implementation is about aligning individual OKRs to Organizational OKRs. Good OKR tools help employees visualize how individual goals align to overall company goals, something which spreadsheets may not support.‍

Conversations and check-ins

OKRs are backed by a culture of continuous feedback, regular Check-Ins and 1:1 conversations. Good OKR platforms enable both OKRs and CFRs (conversations, feedback and recognition). Reference Measure What Matters by John Doerr. Spreadsheets cannot support the scale of these elements, which comprise the very backbone of a successful OKR implementation.

‍Reduce Errors with Automated Reporting

Regular update of OKR sheets, multiple loops of sharing it with managers and team members could result in manual errors, some of them critical enough to impact an individual’s performance and growth. OKR software are automated and provide data which is validated and focused towards achieving 100% accuracy.

Think about Scale & Saving Time

As mentioned in the book Measure What Matters by John Doerr, “OKR is a simple idea that drives 10X growth”. Now imagine managing OKRs with spreadsheets when your company is growing at a 10X rate. Do you think that is doable? The chaos amidst scale is unimaginable.

Are you in the management/HR function and dealing with spreadsheets to update, maintain, record and track OKRs and performance?

Fitbots is a simple, user-friendly and conversational platform which enables you to set, track and manage your company’s growth using OKRs. Get in touch to view our super simple and interactive OKR platform.