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21 06, 2016

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

2019-05-28T13:10:41+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)

2019-05-28T13:10:48+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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8 06, 2016

Should You Trust What Your Vendor Says? Listen Up. (Pt. 1)

2019-05-28T13:10:53+02:00June 8th, 2016|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , |

If there’s one thing millennials have brought to the business world, it’s a heaping dose of skepticism about the claims companies make for their products. For those who have been inundated with bold marketing messages their entire lives, such claims raise suspicion more than they engender trust. [...]

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2 05, 2016

Why traditional, on-premises budgeting software is quickly becoming obsolete in favour of Cloud solutions

2019-09-10T11:28:18+02:00May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , |

Hundreds of companies are now completing their year-end, quarter end, and month-end close and reporting processes. This can be a stressful process, running for weeks, probably even months, if you need to include the creation of year-end regulatory filings, year-end audits, and tax filings. But with the right tools and processes in place, the year-end close and reporting process can ...

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22 02, 2016

Portfolio Planning: The Key is in the Process

2019-05-28T13:11:24+02:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Thought Leadership|

Every year, manufacturing companies struggle with the same challenge: planning sales volumes and prices at the same time as production volumes and costs. It's a chicken-and-the-egg issue between the Marketing and Product Management teams handling the customer side, and the Engineering and Cost Management teams, working on the product side. When searching for a solution online, one might come to ...

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3 02, 2016

Corporate Spreadsheet Trends: Is There a Change in the Embrace vs. Replace Debate? [Part 1]

2019-05-28T13:11:32+02:00February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Thought Leadership|

Regardless of the industry or department you work in, or the size of your organization, most of us have been exposed to the age old “embrace vs. replace” debate surrounding corporate spreadsheets. This topic has remained a polarizing argument, typically between business users and IT for many years. My question to the Jedox blog community is whether you think there ...

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