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April 21, 2017
After tiring from limited and ineffective Excel reports, app company Shazam turned to Salesforce Wave Analytics to quickly extract insights and create actionable reports from data.
August 15, 2016
Sen. Ted Cruz didn't clinch the Republican nomination, but not for lack of technology. Campaign management software on Salesforce tracked donations, volunteers and voters.
March 24, 2016
New features in Microsoft's cloud BI tool give users a raft of data visualization capabilities, including the ability to analyze Power BI data in Excel.
February 26, 2016
A state university in Kansas chose Oracle over Ellucian and Workday after conducting an extensive search for new software for human capital management, financials and talent management.
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Budgeting, planning and forecasting is a process that companies want to be sure to get right. For some, that means updating their software and possibly investing in a cloud option. In this three-part handbook, learn about the upgrades companies are making, what to consider before a change is made and the processes that should be in place no matter what.
First up, reporter Dan Ring profiles one company, Intel Security, that has made the move to cloud budgeting, planning and forecasting software. Ring also gets insight from analysts on why larger companies -- which have lagged behind smaller companies in this area -- are switching to the cloud and the challenges they face when doing so. Second, freelancer Linda Rosencrance talks to users and experts about knowing when to quit Excel and adopt financial planning software. Third, consultant Barry Wilderman gives advice on best practices when using any type of budgeting, planning and forecasting software. Continue Reading
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The newest versions of Microsoft's Office productivity suite are an interesting departure from the Office of old. There are several versions and editions of Office, and each one offers something a little bit different. There's the well-known local desktop version, Office 2016, and the relative newcomer, cloud-based Office 365. The apps in each are comparable, but Office 365 offers more flexibility with its access-from-anywhere model.
Companies and IT administrators need to know what they're getting from the different Office editions -- and smaller shops are not exclusively limited to the Office for Business versions. Businesses must also consider whether to deliver the mobile or desktop version, and they might even find it's time to switch to the cloud-based subscription suite. One bright spot in this migration process is that Microsoft has added security features to Office 2016, so moving off an older version could improve existing security measures. This handbook outlines everything businesses need to know about choosing which Office to deliver to users.Continue Reading
Tagetik allows John Hancock and Manulife to reduce the time it takes to produce financial reports and to automatically update changes in numbers in comparable documents. Continue Reading
Many companies are finding that their financial processes can be streamlined through the use of business budgeting software. Here's a look at why, and how the cloud factors in. Continue Reading
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Administrators who are familiar with PowerShell can use their skills to extract user mailbox information for Exchange Online reports. Continue Reading
Whether you want to import raw data, use a URL or analyze data with Excel, here's the how-to on bringing Microsoft Power BI data into SharePoint. Continue Reading
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to connect Power BI with SharePoint team sites without uploading files, allowing you to export and analyze data much more seamlessly. Continue Reading
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Organizations are eager to adopt BI initiatives as demand for efficiency grows, but these five mistakes can easily derail any progress. Here's how to avoid them. Continue Reading
The Trust Center in Microsoft's Office suite has some important and useful settings to prevent users from opening files infected with malware and viruses, but admins need to know about and enable them. Continue Reading
If I want to share files between three client machines and a Windows server, what are my options? Continue Reading