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5 New Things to get Excited about in Version 18

You asked and we listened! Version 18 of PowerOLAP® and Olation® comes with enhancements and new features that we know both new and existing users will want to get their hands on. Here's our top 5 features to get excited about in Version 18. 5. PowerOLAP Portal...

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Can we really “Stop using Excel”?

An article from the Wall Street Journal recently stirred up a commotion in the Finance world. The article is about Microsoft Excel. Read it here: Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs A few days after, the astonished author wrote another article on...

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Essential Questions to Ask During Data Prep & Analysis

Data preparation can be a tedious and time consuming activity.  However, it is a fundamental part of the data analysis process in order to produce accurate information that can be trusted. If you are responsible for preparing data for analytics, you have to ask...

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Data Visualization Best Practices

We’re living a data-generating reality in a digital world. The amount of data just keeps expanding; its potential to teach us growing along with it. Data wants to tell us its story. What is Data Visualization and Why is it Important? When we talk about data...

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Investing in Information

“Information is only useful when it can be understood” – Muriel Cooper Just about everything in life benefits from having the right information at the right time. In a business context, organizations that leverage information quickly are more agile, allowing them to...

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Understanding Forecasting as a Business Tool

"I have seen the future and it is very much like the present, only longer." ‒ Kehlog Albran, The Profit An organization must be able to plan ahead by estimating factors that can have an impact on the business in the coming 90 days, year, etc. This is the art of...

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How Business Intelligence Has Evolved Since 1865

Business Intelligence in 2017 is the vehicle to analyze a company’s “Big Data” to gain a competitive advantage. It allows companies a look at the efficacy of past actions, which they can strategically use as the foundation to plot the path forward. Business...

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5 New Things to get Excited about in Version 18
You asked and we listened! Version 18 of PowerOLAP® and Olation® comes with enhancements and new features that we know
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Can we really “Stop using Excel”?
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Navigating the changing technical landscape in banking and finance
It can be said that the banking industry is going through a phase of radical modernization and technological change, transforming
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People - The driving force to a successful data analytics program
People – The driving force to a successful data analytics program
In most data analytics projects, much focus is put on the tools that need to be implemented. Understandably so, since
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Data Preparation and Data Analysis
Essential Questions to Ask During Data Prep & Analysis
Data preparation can be a tedious and time consuming activity.  However, it is a fundamental part of the data analysis
Read more.
Data Visualization Best Practices
We’re living a data-generating reality in a digital world. The amount of data just keeps expanding; its potential to teach
Read more.
Investing in Information
“Information is only useful when it can be understood” – Muriel Cooper Just about everything in life benefits from having
Read more.
Finance Report Automation: Driving Operational Efficiency and Business Agility
Every closing period, a change in atmosphere is visible in finance departments. There is a mad dash to produce financial
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understanding business forecasting
Understanding Forecasting as a Business Tool
“I have seen the future and it is very much like the present, only longer.” ‒ Kehlog Albran, The Profit
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evolution of business intelligence
How Business Intelligence Has Evolved Since 1865
Business Intelligence in 2017 is the vehicle to analyze a company’s “Big Data” to gain a competitive advantage. It allows
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How Do Business Intelligence and Analytics Differ and Overlap?
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6 Illusions of Big Data
Take a look at 6 illusions that executives have about big data. There is always a lot of buzz around
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