##### Asked by: Xiaoyong Amora

asked in category: General Last Updated: 17th May, 2020# Is Sumproduct faster than Sumifs?

**SUMPRODUCT**. They are effectively following the same logic in their calculation method, so as expected they achieve similar times.

**SUMIFS**is a much

**faster**calculation, being able to achieve the same result in just 18% of the time of

**SUMPRODUCT**.

**SUMIFS**was added in Excel 2007.

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Considering this, is Sumproduct faster than Countifs?

According to a couple of web sites, SUMIFS and **COUNTIFS** are **faster than SUMPRODUCT** (for example: http://exceluser.com/blog/483/excels-sumifs-or-**sumproduct**-which-is-**faster**.html).

Secondly, what is the difference between Sumproduct and Sumifs? The big **difference between** the two is that **SUMIFS** can only be used for straight comparisons. You can't "manipulate" the criteria while with **SUMPRODUCT** you can "manipulate" the criteria. You can't do that in **SUMIF(S**).

Also, is Dsum faster than Sumif?

**DSUM** is **faster than SUMIF**, particularly with multiple conditions.

Is Sumproduct slow?

One blanket statement about **SUMPRODUCT** can be said: the use of entire-column ranges (e.g. A:A) that Excel 2007 and later permits with **SUMPRODUCT** probably unduly slows down calculations because **SUMPRODUCT** must process usually multiple instances of arrays of 1+ million elements.