14 09, 2016

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

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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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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6 01, 2016

FAQs we hear most often about Self-service Business Intelligence – Return on Investment (Part 2)

2019-05-28T13:11:36+02:00January 6th, 2016|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: |

This time we will address only one Frequently Asked Question. But it is a big and important one: How will the investment in a Self-service BI/Analytics tool give me a Return on Investment? It matters not just because you, obviously, do not want to pay for something that is of no use, but, perhaps, even more importantly, because playing around ...

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