OLAP.com is your educational source for information on Business Intelligence, OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) as well as other emerging technologies in the business industry. OLAP.com originated as an educational wiki offering tutorials, history and definitions on Business Intelligence and OLAP but has evolved into an elevated platform where professionals can stay up-to-date with the latest business technology strategies, best practices and trends. We feature informative articles, whitepapers, books, consultations and webinars that ensure that you and your business stay competitive in the innovation driven business world.
We believe that connection is important on several different levels. Firstly, we believe in data connection, and system connection. We believe in connecting people, their data, and their systems for a productive, rewarding business environment.
We frequently post content from various industry thought leaders and encourage content submissions from various sources. OLAP.com serves as the hub that brings people from all professional levels and locations together to connect and share ideas. If you have an opinion don’t be shy to comment or send an article expressing it. We might help amplify it!
Innovation and adaptability to change are often key ingredients to a successful business. OLAP.com is committed to keeping you informed on groundbreaking technology news and ways to achieve the maximum productivity with your existing resources. Contact us with news on product releases, enhancements, upgrades, strategies, tutorials, and everything in-between.
PARIS Technologies, the sponsor of OLAP.com, is also very committed to innovation by developing the most effective solutions for today’s tough business and data challenges. Read more about PARIS below.
About PARIS Technologies
OLAP.com is powered by PARIS Technologies Inc. PARIS Technologies www.paristech.com is a leader in solutions that deliver what companies truly need from OLAP & BI (On-Line Analytical Processing & Business Intelligence) technologies. PARIS—an acronym for Planning, Analysis, Reporting Information Systems–relies on a world-class staff experienced in product development; relational database management; application development; management accounting; and financial analysis. Innovations by PARIS Technologies include: PowerOLAP, PowerAnalytics for SAP Business One and more recently OLATION– the first Visionary Intelligence solution. PARIS Technologies is headquartered in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and has offices globally to implement enterprise, small-medium market solutions.
Excel is Not a one Stop Shop for your Data Needs
Excel is everywhere and it has proven to be a valuable resource to every company across the globe. The problem is that many companies are using spreadsheets as their main line of communication internally. Excel is great at displaying all of the raw data you could possibly dream of, just ask any Data Analyst, who eats, sleeps and dreams of never-ending spreadsheets.
28% of a Data Analyst’s Time is Spent on Data Prep
As stated by James Haight, “At Blue Hill, we recently published a benchmark report in which we made the case that dedicated data preparation solutions can produce significant efficiency gains over traditional methods such as custom scripts or Microsoft Excel.”
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.