Spreadsheet Controls desktop applications (Office 2013)
Applies to: Office Professional Plus 2013, Office 365 ProPlus, Excel 2013, Access 2013
**Summary:**Use Spreadsheet Controls applications to identify and manage certain kinds of risk in your organization.
In addition to the server applications—Microsoft Audit and Control Management Server 2013 and Microsoft Discovery and Risk Assessment Server 2013—Office includes several desktop applications that you can use to assess Excel workbooks and Access databases. These desktop applications include Spreadsheet Inquire, Spreadsheet Compare, and Database Compare.
Spreadsheet Inquire, Spreadsheet Compare, and Database Compare are installed automatically with Office Professional Plus 2013. However, these desktop applications might require additional components, such as .NET Framework 4, to run correctly.
Spreadsheet Inquire, Spreadsheet Compare, and Database Compare do not require Microsoft Audit and Control Management Server 2013 and Microsoft Discovery and Risk Assessment Server 2013 to be installed and configured.
TechNet articles about Spreadsheet Controls applications
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This article describes how to start to use Inquire, an add-in for Excel.
This article describes how to open and use Spreadsheet Compare to compare two Excel workbooks.
This article describes how to install the necessary components for Database Compare, and how to open and use it to compare two Access databases.