I have a confession to make. I am a huge fan of Stephen Few. You won’t see me write “huge fan” very often. If you don’t subscribe to his feeds, I’d recommend it. There is a tremendous correlation between what we strive to achieve in data visualisation and what Stephen considers most relevant. I recently came across a post of his dating back to January 2010 where he
Monthly Archives: July 2011
A few years ago I read an article on a brain study. MRI technology was used to determine that watching others make mistakes produces almost the same ‘pain response’ in the observer as actually making those mistakes themselves.
Have you ever had the experience of sitting at someone’s shoulder watching them laboriously slave through the multiple clicks and gestures required to achieve results in Excel through the Graphic User
With the many ways in which data can now be visualised, it can be confusing for business users to determine how best to present data. When confusion exists I always find its most useful to seek out those who undertake the activity as their “Bread and Butter”.
So two things for today:
Marketing hype in Business Intelligence just seems to get louder. Our mission at CALUMO is simple, we give information workers the information they need to do their jobs. To be effective, to collaborate, to create value, to make an impact and the comfort of knowing that how they spend their time is important and makes a difference .
I was discussing this recently with a few of our guys… Continue reading
At CALUMO, we love to work with Excel. It is a great application for building reports, budget and forecast templates, for building dashboards and KPI reports to name a few especially when coupled with CALUMO.
With or without CALUMO, when we send our Excel spreadhsheets to other people, we need to give some instructions. There are a couple of choices, we can add an instruction page that no one… Continue reading
I was asked recently via a forum, what applications existed to make Microsoft Analysis Services easier for line of business folks – in particular the Office of Finance. I responded this way: “CALUMO software may be what you are looking for. While its not just for Finance users, its origins are in simplifying SSAS for the Office of Finance. Top 10 things that may interest your Finance folks: