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Kiss spreadsheets goodbye with SaaS reporting Date: 22/05/15

In huge numbers of ordinary businesses, reporting relies on spreadsheets. Dozens of them. Laboriously crafted, and zealously maintained, keeping them updated requires enormous effort...

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Data-driven decision-making: why you need reporting software Date: 21/05/15

A 2011 study by MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson made an interesting discovery: productivity is strongly correlated with businesses’ use of data-driven decision-making. Even after...

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What baseball can teach business about Cloud Analytics Date: 20/05/15

Even if you’re not a sports lover, Moneyball is a great read. Written by American financial journalist Michael Lewis (of Liar’s Poker fame), it shows how an under-resourced baseball...

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Sales analytics: Unlocking the sales force you didn’t know you had Date: 07/05/15

Suppose you could increase your sales force by 20%? Or 30%? Or 50%? And do this at no extra cost, with no extra salaries to pay? It’s an attractive proposition, to be sure. But not...

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Which of these Business Intelligence tools should get your vote? Date: 04/05/15

So you’ve made the decision that your organisation needs to improve analytics and reporting? You’ll quickly realise that there is no shortage of solutions on the market, and that...

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Why your Business Intelligence strategy now HAS to be Cloud-based Date: 30/04/15

In early 2014, analyst firm Gartner caused a stir with a prediction that businesses were about to begin a mass migration of their ERP systems to the Cloud. Granted, it wouldn’t happen...

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Self-serve reporting: information workers need—yes!—information Date: 27/04/15

These days, we’re all information workers. And that’s because ERP systems have automated much of the drudgery of business processes, leaving us to manage and monitor those processes...

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The Data behind Democracy: Analytics and the 2015 General Election Date: 22/04/15

The upcoming General Election is being lauded as the United Kingdom’s first truly data-driven vote, with the major political parties all using analytics to gain a strategic advantage...

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Spreadsheet errors are endemic. Is it time to switch to Cloud reporting tools? Date: 21/04/15

Almost one in five large businesses has suffered financial losses as a result of errors in spreadsheets, according to a recent article in the Daily Telegraph. Disturbingly, 16% of...

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Data is Coming: Game of Thrones meets Business Intelligence Date: 16/04/15

This week saw the eagerly awaited return to our screens of Game of Thrones, arguably one of the most popular TV franchises of all time. In the worlds both of TV and of business, the...