27 04, 2018

Qonnections 2018 Recap: Jedox Wins Global Partner Innovation Award

By |2019-05-28T12:58:07+02:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Inside Jedox|Tags: , , , , , |

Qonnections 2018 was a great week of informative sessions, amazing demos, catching up with friends and acquaintances, and meeting many new faces. The highlight of the week for us was the honor of receiving the Qlik Global Partner Innovation Award, which is testament to Jedox's vision, product and hard-working team. If you were unable to attend the event in person, ...

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17 10, 2017

Strong Alignment to Strategy – Be a Champion of Your Strategic Vision and Business Values

By |2019-05-28T12:59:59+02:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , |

In my role with OYB, I’ve met with 40+ organisations this year, all with varying degrees of investments in planning. Often they use Excel for their budgeting and reporting and have a handful of funded BI projects with no interactions with their office or finance team. In most cases, these same organisations have a CEO-driven strategy that clearly provides the vision that they want decisions to be made quicker, with data as their basis. They want self-service BI that adds value to the business and allows all business units to contribute time and resource to analysis.  A centralised team doing analysis for the entire company can fall into a ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’ scenario, diminishing the value of the analytics provided. [...]

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14 09, 2016

If You Build It, Will They Come? (Pt. 8)

By |2019-05-28T13:06:40+02:00September 14th, 2016|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , |

In an earlier post, we noted the high failure rates of many IT implementations. While we listed a number of the factors, one that deserves further elaboration is user adoption. Far too often a new software solution is implemented and no one uses it. An AMR Research study showed that nearly 50 percent of companies faced serious challenges with business software changes and user adoption, while a survey of Fortune 500 executives cited “resistance” as the primary reason that changes failed in their organizations. It doesn’t matter how elegantly a new software solution fits into the IT infrastructure if business users don’t want to work with it. [...]

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21 06, 2016

For Times That Are Accelerating, Agile Tools Are Essential (Pt. 3)

By |2019-05-28T13:10:40+02:00June 21st, 2016|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , |

Just after the decade’s turn, an article in the Harvard Business Review discussed what has become increasingly common knowledge: agility, the ability to adapt quickly, is the new competitive advantage in today’s marketplace. Over the course of the decade, it’s actually become a business necessity [...]

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16 06, 2016

To Excel Or Not To Excel, Is That the Question? (Pt. 2)

By |2019-05-28T13:10:46+02:00June 16th, 2016|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , |

With apologies to the bard, the question for many companies is whether Excel is to be or not to be. The application has many advantages, but its limitations have lead to the term “Excel Hell.” Let’s consider both options. The widespread use of Excel is also an advantage; it’s almost a universal business language. The application is so ubiquitous it has become the de facto term for spreadsheet; yet the fact is the myopic perception of Excel as just a traditional spreadsheet has led to a less-than-robust use of its full functionality as a problem-solving tool. [...]

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1 06, 2016

Jedox Makes Its Debut in the Magic Quadrant for Strategic CPM Solutions

By |2019-05-28T13:10:59+02:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Inside Jedox|Tags: , , |

Jedox today announced its debut in the “Magic Quadrant for Strategic Corporate Performance Management Solutions”*. This annual study published by Gartner Inc. provides an overview of the main CPM vendors worldwide based on a market perspective and assesses their individual “strengths” as well as “cautions”.  “After the most successful year in our company’s history with revenue growth of over 40%, our ...

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