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In this article, Gareth Jones from PARIS Technologies discusses the challenges faced by companies when managing their payroll and workforce planning. Payroll planning is crucial for businesses, but it is often difficult to optimize due to the limitations of...
In this article, we explore some “scenario planning” capabilities of cube technology by delving into the world of sports, specifically for the 2023 Rugby World Cup tournament. Using our product’s analytical tool (the front end you will see is PARIS Tech’s PowerExcel; the back end, Olation), we’ll examine historical data, team performances, “dream-killers,” and make predictions for the upcoming competition
Check out this cool infographic! Submitted to OLAP.com by the folks at PARIS Technologies. They’ve mapped here 5 warning signs that you and your professional team are living in Excel Hell.
Little more than 5 years ago, prospects would balk at the idea of working with business solutions in the Cloud.
Does anyone else remember? Putting key company information, especially financials, into the “Cloud” was considered too risky. In addition, it was natural to ask, How easily can I reach my data when it’s in the Cloud, as compared to reaching it in my local environment?
Accessing data through a browser seemed much shakier than simply double-clicking on
OK, so I’ll give nay-sayers of OLAP a little bit of credit, OLAP (historically) can be frustrating. Especially when some implementations are hardly what we consider to be “online”. Most of what people are calling OLAP technology is not really connected in a live way to the data source. There is a batch process to update the data from relational source to a Proprietary OLAP cube.
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.