Category Archives: data quality

02 April

5 of the Costliest Spreadsheet Blunders (and How to Avoid Them)

Anyone using spreadsheets as their primary source of business intelligence (BI) should be wearing one of those nuclear, biological and chemical protection suits. In the analytics environment, spreadsheets are a hazard to enterprise BI and should be handled with great … Read more

Filed under: Analytics, Business Intelligence, data, data quality, Management Reports, Operations Reports, Performance Management, Spreadsheets ,

25 March

Escape from Excel Hell

The use of spreadsheets to deliver insightful analysis is like walking up a down escalator: you feel like you’re heading in the right direction, but in reality you’re almost standing still. The problem with spreadsheets is that you spend a … Read more

Filed under: Business Intelligence, data, data quality, Performance Management, Spreadsheets ,

13 January

Software Implementation by the Book

Caught in the echo chamber of twitter, Linkedin, Blogs, and our little business intelligence software company here, it’s easy to spend a lot of time preaching to the converted. I don’t feel like we’re a huge community out here.  I’m … Read more

Filed under: Accounting, Business Intelligence, data quality, Industry Insights, SAAS, Technology ,

18 November

Asset or Expense: How do you account for Data Quality?

Similar to my initial thoughts on my Spreadsheet Nation post, I jumped into this topic of Data Quality without really testing the waters.  In this case, I thought I could just jump in, rhyme off some platitudes about Garbage In, … Read more

Filed under: Accounting, Business Intelligence, data, data quality, Industry Insights ,

09 October

Spreadsheet Nation

The idea was simple enough, write a short post about the role of spreadsheets in organizations.  More accurately, write about the role of Excel in organizations. I’m trying to provide a frame of reference from which readers can gain perspective … Read more

Filed under: Accounting, Business Intelligence, data, data quality, datamart, Reports, Spreadsheets, Technology ,