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What we do

We provide Excel Consulting to create custom Microsoft Excel Solutions to solve challenges, get tasks done faster, improve efficiency and add value to your business.

Our Excel Developers take pride in achieving your desired outcome. It may be writing a custom macro to automate a time consuming task, improvements to an existing spreadsheet, or VBA Programming for a complex forms based Microsoft Excel Application.

We don't do boring.....on each project we aim to exceed your expectations both in terms of the improvement for your business and value for money.


Our Core Values

Exceptional Customer Service

  • Our guarantee to respond to enquiries within 24hrs if not sooner.
  • Great communication to understand your needs and make sure we are on track to provide the right solution.
  • We genuinely care about our customers so won't stop until you are are completely satisfied.
  • We promise is to deliver on scope, time & budget.
  • Provide exceptional customer support after project completion if needed. 

Quality You Can Count On

  • The Excel Consulting team are all qualified to deliver high quality Solutions you can count on.
  • Data & formulas are protected and well documented.
  • VBA Expertise delivers maximum automation, to perform all tasks with minimum effort.
  • Extensive business backgrounds means we understand how important your Excel spreadsheet or application is to the smooth running of your activities.
  • Measures included make sure your solution runs efficiently for your business at all times.

Results Driven Focus

  • At the forefront of our philosophy is a commitment to consistently deliver benefit driven solutions for our customers.
  • This involves active listening to gain solid understandings of your problems and desired outcomes.
  • To use our combined Excel skills and business experience to give advice and implement Excel solutions that provide real improvements to your business process. 

Meet the Team


Scott Lindsay

Founder, Development Mananger
Backed by 20 years of project management experience in IT industry, Scott founded XLAutomation in 2007. He now he enjoys getting "hands on" with Excel development projects and leads the consulting team. When he's not providing solutions for clients he likes getting off the beaten track travelling around Australia. He's a keen fisherman, and can catch beach worms with his bare hands. When he gets the time you can also find him on the golf course.

Michael Castle

Excel Consultant
Michael is a qualified software engineer with 10 years experience working for both large software firms, as well as a large global consultancy. Michael has gained a proven track record of delivering small and large projects on time and to budget, which makes him a valuable team member of XLAutomation.

Lisa Lindsay

Lisa brings her sales and marketing experience to the team, translating the tech talk into everyday language for our clients, making sure when you reach our website its easy to navigate and provides you with the information you came for. When not working Lisa can be found at yoga, in the surf, spending time with her teenagers, or catching up with friends.

Nick Harrison

Excel Consulting & Test Analysis
Nick is an experienced senior test analyst. His technical expertise in test framework design / development, code reviews and defect diagnosis helps to ensure one of our core values "Quality you can count on." Nick also provides great value to our projects on the business side of things with skills in requirements analysis, and project delivery. On a personal level, Nick is a family man and keen jogger.

Don't Just Take Our Word For It !

"Scott was very understanding of our situation & requirements, assuring us he could provide an easy to use database with custom reporting capabilities, which he did. The level of communication with Scott's availability via email, phone and Team Viewer made the whole process easy & stress free.

The Project was completed in the set time frame and the price was very competitive. The outcome has not only made our duties easier, but we are also receiving positive feedback on the new reporting system from the ACT Government to whom we send the custom reports. I would not hesitate to recommend XLAutomation."

Christina Bariesheff

Director, Communications & Reporting, CoreEnviro Solutions

"The team at XLAutomation understood my very vague description and transferred it into the perfect result with ease and attention to detail. A great result, well done..!!"


T&T Kitchen Designs

"Scott Lindsay was very thorough in analysis of my requirements and confirmed with me that he was on the right track at an early stage. The macros he designed provide the outcomes we were looking for. Very happy with the service from initial quotation through to completion of the project. Very happy to recommend".

Paul Brown

Professional Investment Services

"Scott Lindsay and his team are very professional. He is thorough, conscientious and creative. He produces a very high quality product, on time and working correctly. I appreciate his attention to detail at all stages: from the original estimate through to the end product and the accompanying documentation. I'd be very happy to recommend his services to anyone."

Douglas V. Nelson

Nelson Financial Consultants

"Andrew has been very good for us and he has responded quickly and correctly in most circumstances. The project was very quickly imposed upon us and you and he responded very well. Whilst not yet actually completed we are very happy and will be working again with you to build more products into the calculator and will keep it in mind for other clients and projects."

Craig Howlett

BHB Printing Pty Limited

"Geotechnical Testing Services found XLAutomation easy to work with and very professional"

John Boykett

General Manager, Geotechnical Testing Services Pty. Ltd

"XLAutomation's grasp of what we required was quick and the delivered product worked as specified"

Peter Fawkes

Bathurst Regional Council

"I found Scott Lindsay easy to deal with, patient and quick to respond to queries. Working with XLAutomation we have achieved simplified processes and improved quality. We are also saving time, money and our staff are happier. Overall a positive outcome."

Michael Delaney

Thursday Island Pharmacy

"Very thorough service. Knew what they were doing and there was no problem that they couldn't overcome. Was explained to us in easy to understand terms and even when we were finding it difficult to explain a problem, they knew very quickly what we were talking about."

Nicole Sharp

Noble Wilson Real Estate

"Ours was a relatively small job but the attention and the service was wonderful. The reply to our initial enquiry was almost immediate and the job was completed within the promised timeframe. As is usually the case there was some additional modifications that were agin handled in a professional and timely fashion. I would have no hesitation in recommending XLAutomation"

Ian Ross

Skincare Specialist

"Scott was fantastic from the time of the initial call right through to finalisation of our project. Scott was knowledgeable, well informed and quick to provide a solution suitable to our needs. Scott was also happy to provide this service within our timeframe and delivered well before the proposed deadline. I would highly recommend the services of XLAutomation to everyone requiring these specialised services."

Debra Barber

Online Personal Assistants

"I found the XLAutomation team to be very professional, courteous and knowledgeable, quickly resolving the issues that we had with our excel macros, in a timely and economical manner."

Mark Perissinotto


"Scott recently did some work for us that was more involved than we initially thought it might be.

A seemingly standard spreadsheet that we use frequently needed refinement following some software upgrades to hardware.
Scott showed a considerable amount of knowledge, patience and commitment to promptly deliver a very well put together product for us that will work well into the future."

Gary Bulbeck

Product Implementation Manager at Davey Bickford

"Once again thanks for not only your help, which is fantastic, but the help you gave in guiding the process of deciding just how to achieve the desired outcome and the speedy fashion in which you replied and finished the work. Of the 15 plus requests I sent out for this job using Google as a source last Saturday night, I received your response early the next (Sunday) morning, 1 response Monday AM, 1 response Tuesday AM, and 1 further response Wednesday AM. This speaks for itself."

Michael Page

Wallaby Hill

"Understanding our problem, what we needed to achieve and working through the development phase, testing and retesting produced a fit for purpose outcome."

Keith Carroll

Managing Director, Alimak Hek Pty Ltd

"XLAutomation were very consultative in their approach to our needs and I am very happy with the result. I would not hesitate to recommend their Excel macro services."

Tony Marlow

Research Director, Asia Pacific, Nielsen Online

"The level of attention we received to thoroughly understanding our requirements was excellent. The final product perfectly fulfilled those requirements & the steps & support taken to get to the end result were efficient & effective."

Richard Lamport

Managing Director. Kalgin International Freight Services