Spreadmarts: The Spreadsheet Debate
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Spreadmarts: The Spreadsheet Debate

The term spreadmarts was coined by Wayne Eckerson in 2002. Spreadmarts refers to the partial sets of data that accumulate when users export data from their BI solution into a spreadsheet.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, ERP - Microsoft Excel

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Spreadmarts: The Spreadsheet Debate

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The term spreadmarts was coined by Wayne Eckerson in 2002. Spreadmarts refers to the partial sets of data that accumulate when users export data from their BI solution into a spreadsheet.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, ERP - Microsoft Excel

3 Steps to Bridge the Communication Gap Between IT and End Users

You speak geek, they speak analytics. You want data, they want answers. You say to-mae-toe, they say to-ma-to, etc. We have many different ways of saying it, but we know that in the end we all want the same thing; a successful business intelligence solution that will empower us to stay in touch with our customers and make better business decisions. Here are 3 ways to bridge the communication gap between IT professionals and end users.

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Topics: Job Role - IT

Why Simple Business Intelligence Dashboards Provide the Most Insight

With business intelligence dashboards, simplicity is key. We’ve all experienced carnival-like websites with side bars cluttered with irrelevant links, advertisements and other garbage that is just plain annoying. When we are searching the web, we are seeking data and information. Clutter makes it harder for us to extract the information that we need. The same is true with dashboards.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - Executive

How to Translate Your Geek Speak (and why you should try)

I’m going to make a broad assumption that if you are a fellow nerd (who grins after coding for eight hours straight) you may not be the type of person who works on your own car.

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Topics: Job Role - IT

How to Market Your BI Tools Internally

If you’re in the middle of implementing your business intelligence solution and you haven’t yet considered user adoption strategies, it’s time to start thinking about it. We usually think of the term “marketing” to mean collecting data about our customers to find methods that will increase sales.

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Topics: Job Role - IT

BI & Collaborative Decision Making - A Group Discussion

Business intelligence provides companies with the opportunity to analyze massive amounts of data in relatively simple formats.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics

Business Intelligence User Adoption: Baby Steps

In the past, I’ve written a few posts that discuss dealing with the challenge of user adoption when introducing a new business intelligence solution.

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Topics: Business Intelligence Basics, Job Role - IT

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