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excel file sharing with multiple user access and revision controls

hello,
i am looking for a solution configuration which will allow multiple authorized users to access an excel workbook to update content/information.
parameters would be:
-users are all remotely accessing the spreadsheet. (currently approx 5 users need access to the files)
-need some level of revision controls where users to avoid data conflicts
-existing spreadsheets have multiple links to other spreadsheets
-existing spreadsheets have embedded macros to automate input
-ideally if we can track who has made changes or is using the file it would be helpful
-ideally if concurrent access is available and can manage updates it would increase our efficiency rather than only one users updating at a time

right now we are using a local server with 3 Remote desktop cals; however, we wanted to move this to a hosted solution with automatic backups

any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
i would be willing to retain someone to help implement the solution if available.

thank you again
Mike
Microsoft OfficeSpreadsheetsWindows Server 2008Microsoft Excel

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Seth Simmons

8/22/2022 - Mon
PatHartman

With these requirements, Excel is not the tool you should be using.  You need to us a real database application.
Adam Brown

Sharepoint Online is a good solution for your purposes. It will allow you to host Excel files with live collaboration between users, versioning controls and auditing, and various other features. A database solution is probably a good way to go as well, but it's likely going to cost significantly more than just signing up for Sharepoint Online with 5 users, then using the Office Web Apps that comes with to work with the Excel file.

Natively, though, there's really not a lot you can do for managing files the way you describe.
Mike A

with sharepoint online, will the excel spreadsheet macros and references all work?  someone told me that excel web does not work with macros
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