Category Archives: Management Reports

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 ,

23 December

The Importance of Stories

This time of year provides tremendous illustrations of the power and importance of stories.  From the stories that constitute our most core personal beliefs of the holiday season to those that detail running the gauntlet of inclement weather and travel … Read more

Filed under: Accounting, Asking questions, Finance, Management Reports, Operations Reports, Reports ,

09 December

Running the gauntlet of Year End Business Reporting

Last week, as I was attending the annual IDC Predictions Telebriefing for 2010, I think I finally realized the true difference between Accounting and Marketing.  The difference is that while Marketing is already thinking well into 2010, the Accounting Department … Read more

Filed under: Accounting, Analysts, Asking questions, Management Reports, Marketing, Operations Reports, Product News, Reports, Uncategorized ,

13 October

The Meaningful Scorecard

“Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning” – Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers “Finding the one or two key numbers that drives success in your business, and bringing them to everyone is very powerful … Read more

Filed under: Accounting, Asking questions, Critical Thinking, How To, Management Reports, Operations Reports, Relevance ,