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5 New Things to get Excited about in Version 18

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”?

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

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

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

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

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

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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