I've edited this post to include a link to the recording of this webinar from Wednesday, November 2, 2011.
Analysts and financial planners love their spreadsheets. And why not? They make it easy to tweak reports, employ formulas, and massage your data. In fact, spreadsheets are the most often used technology in 60% of organizations surveyed by Ventana Research in August 2011. They have become an indispensable tool for calculations, modeling, analysis, and planning.
But Excel is not necessarily the best choice for every scenario. If you think you've outgrown your spreadsheet model, or you're encountering more and more situations where Excel is failing to meet your needs, then it's time to think about the next step - business intelligence software.
BI that embraces Excel users is possible. If you're considering making the move to BI software and want to know the pros and cons, this webinar is designed for you.
In this webinar, we:
- Discuss how BI software can augment your current analysis and planning efforts
- Present a case study of a global organization that moved from spreadsheets to BI and show you its ROI analysis
- Demonstrate a BI system with a familiar spreadsheet interface that
allows data entry, write-back, secure distribution of reports, and more
- Give you proven arguments you can take to a) your executives to gain support for BI and b) your team to gain the support of current Excel users
Your analytic technology needs to provide you many things: direct access to your source data, the ability to take action, the quick generation of presentations and other reports, and easy navigation and drill-down to name a few. Learn how these (completely reasonable) requests can be fulfilled by BI, without leaving Excel completely behind.
Click to view the recording [WMV]: https://arcplan.webex.com/arcplan/lsr.php?AT=pb&SP=EC&rID=49420022&rKey=10da1cdc741ca172