Category Archives: Operations 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 ,

10 March

Accounting for IT in the Finance Department

An Interview with Wendy Van Donkelaar; CFO at MAKE Technologies Last week, we were talking with Cheni Yerushalmi, co-counder of Sunshine Suites, about Measuring What Matters.  I think the main takeaway, from an Indicee point of view, is that the … Read more

Filed under: Accounting, Finance, Industry Insights, interviewing, Operations Reports ,

25 February

Sharpen your Business Analysis: Think Like a Reporter

Walter Cronkite, Amanda Lang, Tom Brokaw, Woodward & Bernstein, Barbara Walters, Larry King, the entire cast of 60 Minutes; What do all of these people have in common? These guys all make a living through establishing rapport (trust), listening, and … Read more

Filed under: Asking questions, Critical Thinking, Operations Reports, Performance Management, Reports, stories ,

03 February

Improving Your Month-end Throughput

January is “in the books” as they say.  How’s the month end coming? This isn’t a month-end tirade.  Instead, I’m feeling nostalgic so I thought I would share a story from my past.  It’s been some time since I’ve been … Read more

Filed under: Accounting, Asking questions, Critical Thinking, Month-end, Operations Reports, stories ,

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 ,