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The Importance of Planning and Forecasting in BI
Integrating and representing financial plans and forecasts in dashboards is a struggle because that data resides in multiple scattered spreadsheets.
ERPs and Budgeting—What the Excel?!
In relation to most ERP systems, Excel is an elemental component of how they provision budgeting capabilities. But is it enough for large firms need to accomplish their complex planning needs?
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 how finance delivers value to their customers. Technology is simultaneously disrupting and enabling banking and finance at the same time....
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 choosing the right tools for your organization’s BI stack is crucial in defining the data analytics process. Not to mention, the cost of such tools...
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...