Anyone working with accounts data will know the soul-destroying tedium of standardising and cleaning data imports so that you can use them for pivot tables, analysis and Vlookups.
Events in Japan will prompt many organisations to revisit their forecasts. CIMA thought leader Peter Simons wonders whether they have the right tools to hand.
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KPMG’s Herman Heyns reveals the six steps to BI failure and how organisations can avoid wasting their money on projects that don’t pay off.
Phil Dodds explains how accountants can use BI tools to manage clients better and speak the businesses' language.
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Some accountants shy away from providing business advice, but are they missing a valuable trick?
German ERP developer SAP has finally taken Oracle head-on by acquiring Sybase, one of the last remaining challengers to Oracle (aside from Microsoft and IBM) in its core database market.
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