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Why Top-Performing CFOs Are Turning To Data Warehouses

THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE CFO In the not too distant past, a CFO’s role was limited to preparing financial statements for the company.   Today, the CFO is seen as an important business advisor. Often, the CEO relies on the CFO for both financial analysis AND general business analysis.  To keep up, it is essential for CFOs to have a holistic perspective, one that …

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Six Shifts To Help You Fix Your Business Reports

WHY VIZ TOOL IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL  You know the importance of Business Intelligence – the data and analytics that help you make more profitable decisions. Like other smart, ambitious, data-driven people, you probably went out and purchased a data visualization tool like Power BI, Tableau, Domo, or Grow.   You were promised a simple, easy-to-use, complete-package, profit-driving, …

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4 Must-Know Principles for BI Project Success

THE 4 PRINCIPLES Over the years, we’ve found that much of the conventional wisdom about BI, data management, and reporting technology is flawed, and sometimes even downright backwards. We’ve distilled these hard-won nuggets of wisdom down into four best practices: 1. It’s not about the tech (the BI mistake almost everyone is making) 2. Your …

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Your Data Warehouse: Done-For-You vs DIY

THE TRUE COST OF DIY  It’s the nightmare scenario for finance, marketing, or anyone responsible for reporting in a company. (Not to mention it can hinder effective decision-making company-wide.)  You walk into the office in the morning ready to tackle your task list. You’re going to get it done. But when you sit down and turn on your computer, you realize that no reports …

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The Top Objections to Done-For-You Data Warehouses

THREE OBJECTIONS TO DONE-FOR-YOU DATA WAREHOUSES If your business has more than a few data sources, you need a data warehouse—it’s the foundation of actionable business intelligence. It’s the “single source of truth” behind all your reporting and strategic analysis. When a company is considering using an external Done-For-You Data Warehouse provider instead of taking …

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