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Highlights of our final release of Version 18

With the next big release of PowerOLAP® Version 20 expected for Q3, now is the best time to upgrade to Version 18, if you haven’t already done so.  For one, the transition to Version 20 will be that much easier. And, right now, you can take advantage of...

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The Importance of Planning and Forecasting in BI

The budgeting and forecasting process for most organizations is long and tedious and occurs on an annual basis, at least. Companies try to do it more often to improve accuracy and aim to ultimately implement a procedure for continuous planning or rolling forecasts....

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How to Cut Data Preparation Time for Visualization Tools

Data Visualization tools have democratized data exploration and analytics, giving business users a way to access and utilize data without depending on the IT department. Self-service BI tools like Tableau, Qlik, PowerBI, etc. are remarkable data visualization tools...

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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”?

Some organizations believe that Excel needs to be eliminated from the business process. However, end-users still turn to Excel to get their job done and to meet the needs of management.

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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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