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On this blog, John Daniel Associates, Inc., writes about Business Analytics solutions and Corporate Performance Management (CPM) technologies. We write about solutions delivered with our partners, Qlik, IBM Cognos, and Vena Solutions.  Not sure where to start? Take a look at our guide to Business Analytics for beginners!

 

Whose data is it anyway?

Good News, Bad News. Good news is that Excel can now hold more than 65,536 rows of data. Bad news is that Excel can now hold more than 65,536 rows of data. It is not uncommon for users to ask for everything they “need” downloaded into Excel. This confuses the IT group and usually generates responses such as, “Huh? We already have that information in

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Business Analytics for Beginners

In the words of my favorite musical, The Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” Business Intelligence analysts confirm that adoption is still not what we anticipated it to be. Recently I read a statistic that stated 64% of business users still make decisions on “gut” and not fact-based information. Have we progressed into Business Discovery, leaving

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Whose data is it anyway?

Good News, Bad News. Good news is that Excel can now hold more than 65,536 rows of data. Bad news is that Excel can now hold more than 65,536 rows of data. It is not uncommon for users to ask for everything they “need” downloaded into Excel. This confuses the IT group and usually generates responses such as, “Huh? We already have that information in

Read More »

Business Analytics for Beginners

In the words of my favorite musical, The Sound of Music, “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” Business Intelligence analysts confirm that adoption is still not what we anticipated it to be. Recently I read a statistic that stated 64% of business users still make decisions on “gut” and not fact-based information. Have we progressed into Business Discovery, leaving

Read More »