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OLAP and Excel

Excel reports are just not cutting in today’s world of even larger and more complex organizations. Thankfully, there is a solution that not only gives companies the capability to access large amounts of data at the speed in which there is no “waiting around” time, but it enhances the every day use of Excel. Let’s take a look at how this is possible.

Excel is Not a one Stop Shop for your Data Needs

“There’s nothing inherently wrong with spreadsheets; they’re excellent tools for many different jobs. But data visualization and data communication is not one of them.” – Bernard Marr We couldn’t agree more with what Bernard is saying in his article, “Why You Must...

11 of the Best Practices for Business Intelligence

Dennis McCafferty of CIO Insight recently wrote an article that addresses 11 of the top practices of Business Intelligence. With Business Intelligence controlling such key factors in today’s companies such as, analytics, business performance management, text...

BIG Data Road Blocks to Tackle

As I think most of us would agree, Big Data has made big leaps in providing the business world with a large advantage. Luc Burgelman does a great job of identifying the three hurdles that he believes are holding businesses back from reaping the most benefit from their...

Advice for CFOs: Invest in New Technology

“Top Technology Trends for Today’s CFO’s” is another insightful post from a blogger we frequently feature, Timo Elliott. In it he admits that the CFO relationship with the CEO and other business executives leaves something to be desired.  He...

Infographic: Why BI is Key for Competitive Advantage

A great infograhic from the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems program at Boston University.  The BU researchers focused on: growth of business intelligence, management of data, decision-making and budgeting.  Enjoy!   {Originally posted...