ESP stands for Excel Standardisation Programme. AbleOwl have specialised in
spreadsheets for nearly a quarter of a century, and have worked painstakingly over that time
to perfect those standards.
To the novice, standardisation sounds like a brake on creativity. Those steeped
in standards know it as the opposite. To understand that, consider the written word:
you do not spend time trying to work out the best way to arrange words on a page;
you automatically start top left and follow all the rules.
AbleOwl have developed the Excel add-in to help apply those standards,
rapidly build spreadsheets from standard components and work efficiently.
The add-in is a massive development by AbleOwl, and new components are continuously
We offer a series of ESP courses that cover rapid Excel development and use
of ESP conventions and best practice. These courses employ the ESP add-in.
However, all AbleOwl courses make use of ESP conventions and
practice. When you attend any of AbleOwl's Excel courses, you'll immediately
recognise the standards. This is a boon to rapid understanding. You'll acquire
the conventions subconsciously, as you did when you learned English (or your own
All courses include the freely-distributable GenieMini add-in, which is a subset
of the full-blown Excel Genie add-in.