1. Ease of use. Excel is by far the easiest reporting tool around today. Start typing and get answers. You don’t have to be an IT person to use Excel, just a business person — from Accountants to Sales. … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Excel
“Streamlining month-end is the Holy Grail!” I heard a management accountant, let’s call her Emma, say at a networking lunch I attended as part of the CPA Newcastle Convention. Emma works for a $100M+ company and month-end currently takes 5 days and is really tough. Month-end has to be… Continue reading
Most BI tools only report historical information – which is like only getting last week’s race results when what you really want to know is tomorrow’s winner.
Many companies use making historical information accessible as the justification for ‘doing’ BI – often a good return on investment but only second prize.… Continue reading
Harrison is a Financial Controller with a bit of an information systems bent. He was curious to know about Microsoft SQL Server and its tools versus what CALUMO can do for him.… Continue reading
Unlike CALUMO, some BI tools are read only. This means users can only interact and look at data. These tools can’t be used… Continue reading
Most large organisations use Excel for budgeting and forecasting. In our experience it is a huge and expensive problem.
Finance sends spreadsheets to people to collect their budgets and forecast. Continue reading
This event is open to organisations using the Microsoft BI stack – typically SQL, SSAS, SSRS, SSIS, PowerPivot… but also SharePoint & Excel! Join us and hear from our clients who will share their BI experience. During the evening [pizza and drinks provided] we will also get in some SSAS & CALUMO demonstrations, SSAS Tips & Tricks, and host the ever popular Open Forum, where… Continue reading
A recent question asked on LinkedIn was “If excel is your friend, what feature will you gift to Excel?”
Here is my answer:
It is always good to give someone something they would like. I would like Excel to have C# so I can have OO code with unit tests etc., true .Net connectivity and better performance (Excel is slower compared to it’s counter parts [yes there are other… 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
Excel is 25 years old! That’s a very long time for any application to still be alive let alone integral to every organisation, from multi-billion dollar companies to the corner store.
Excel is a testament to Microsoft’s ability… Continue reading