This seems much nicer than using Excell which is a very extensive 'general purpose' software.
This one is targeted specifically at pool tournaments.
World of difference.
I used to be the tournament director for years in many local chess tournaments and used Excell.
Finally got an actual chess tournament software and it made everything sooooooo much easier.
depends on how advanced you are at excel I suppose.
I use excel for the front end, great for the top table. easy and familiar and very flexible in the layout. I then push the data out (using vb) into XML, that I then upload to the web server using more VB (again automatically).
I use simple web pages, again posting to XML for the individual tables and they are also sent to the server using some VB.
I don't like or trust the internet connections in the hotels I use so would resist strongly anything web based for that reason alone.
With the excel based system if the internet goes down (or in the case of one of the hotels, kicks you off after 20 minutes) then the tournament carries on regardless.
XML can be formatted in a manner that easy to read using web side apps/pages.
Mind you, I'm an IT consultant so it's easier for me to develop my own than use others.