Crunching numbers, generating reports, consolidating data across departments—these are always very lengthy and cumbersome when done manually. To make matters worse, reports that take so lo-o-o-o-n g to complete of course turn out to have outdated information …and so, managers are faced with the issue of not having real-time data to make critical decisions.
And then, there’s the problem of manipulating data effectively to develop really valuable information—performing analytics that will help the company run better. Although most Business Intelligence software products try to solve the problem of making data-reporting and (possibly) analytics faster, they don’t generally use (or use effectively) the same software that managers are used to.
To solve this problem, PowerOLAP quickly integrates data from all types of underlying database systems and makes that data dynamically available in Excel, which everyone knows how to use (and many people know how to use VERY effectively). With a connection both to underlying data sources and to shared Excel reports, users access the most up-to-the-instant reports possible, and are able to develop new ways to examine and develop true, sharable business intelligence. They can even perform additional analytics in Excel—via Excel’s own calculation capabilities— along leveraging all of the rich formatting and graphical tools available in the everyday spreadsheet.
Imagine freeing up all that time spent doing manual work in Excel when it can be done automatically with PowerOLAP? Finally, no more late-night work to create and update reports done in time! Hit F9 for PowerOLAP’s ability to update reports instantaneously. What you do with that extra time—including add-on analytics to really understand what—well, after all, that’s totally up to you!
This Blog Post was originally posted in the PARIS Technologies Business Intelligence Blog.
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