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How to banish Excel’s curse – Poor Accuracy

How to banish Excel's curse - poor accuracy

In my last post, I said most people are arrogant and overconfident when it comes to reporting in Excel. It’s human nature to be overconfident. But, the fact that accountants and analysts don’t test Excel spreadsheets in any proper manner

Agile Finance departments = success

Agile finance departments

I have had the joy of working in many different teams from Finance, IT, support, Software Development to Sales. In each area, the successful teams have been Agile, even if they didn’t call it that. So what is “Agile”? It’s

Over 88% of budgets, forecasts and reports have errors if you’re using Excel

Your reporting, budgeting and forecasting reeks of arrogance

When did you last formally test any of the reporting, budgeting and forecasting spreadsheets you and your team have been using for the last few weeks, or months or years? Oh, every time you use it huh? So, do you

A Great Plains Reporting Tool for Finance Professionals

Great Plains Reporting

Microsoft Dynamics GP is an excellent ERP and it comes with a lot of features out of the box. But there is one huge feature missing – a Great Plains Reporting Tool that reports all the modules in one place.

Rolling Forecasts – Why, What and How?

Rolling forecasts

Rolling forecasts are becoming more popular because organizations are becoming more interested in knowing where and when revenue is earned. What a crazy statement! As I wrote that sentence, I thought, don’t be ridiculous! That is such a ridiculous assertion

Protected: Club CALUMO Sydney – 9th April 2014

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Club CALUMO Sydney – Wednesday 9th April 2014

We are very happy to announce the next Club CALUMO in Sydney – at Hudson’s House on 131 Macquarie Street Sydney. Registrations [which are mandatory please] can be made here. Our Customer Success Star – is Cathi Johnson from Villa

1. Save significant time for finance people.

2. Remove key man risk. Report should not be dependent on 1 or 2 people.

3. Self-service BI – business users access their reports and can answer questions themselves.

1. Built and run by Finance People.

2. Dramatically reduce the time and cost involved in the budget process.

3. Significantly increase accuracy. Remove the risk of human error involved in manual data handling.

1. Instant access for Instant visibility.

2. Analyze with ease.

3. Built for finance people and business analysts.

1. Reforecast at a moment’s notice.

2. Remove the constraint of financial year end for decision making.

3. Decrease time required for the budget process.

1. Get answers Instantly, save hours of efforts.

2. Reduce spend on audit fees.

3. Reduce Finance’s investigation time.

1. Access all your data. Make decisions now.

2. Access to your data at any time

3. Don’t wait for other people for information

1. Save days, weeks and months while dramatically improving user satisfaction

2. No more dumping 1,000’s of transactions and massaging in the hope of finding answers.

3. No more waiting for IT or Finance to produce special analysis

1. Get answers Instantly, save hours.

2. Reduce spend on audit fees.

3. Reduce Finance’s investigation time.

1. Dynamic, live and interactive.

2. Month-end is complete when the last journal is posted.

3. No more printing required.

1. Professional and really good looking

2. Use data from any source

3. Always have the very latest data

1. No bottlenecks. You are not dependent on other people.

2. Build Reports with speed and ease

3. Use your existing knowledge of Excel for fast report building

1. Keep Excel as your report authoring tool

2. Remove the excess workbooks you don’t need with Excel

3. Convert Excel sheets to dynamic web pages

1. Fast report building – Finance people and Business Analysts can build and share reports in minutes.

2. Self Service BI i.e. no reliance on IT to produce reports.

3. Trusted and enterprise grade database.

Web Users have read and write (reporting, budgeting and forecasting) access to all CALUMO Web Portal content.
Office Connected Users have access to CALUMO Office integration with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
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