Many of us might be surprised to learn that some of the most familiar brand names around started off with other names. IBM recently renamed IBM DataWorks—its flagship, self-service data preparation offering—to IBM Bluemix Data Connect. Get a glimpse of it in this brief overview, and discover how
One of the key challenges sales compensation leaders face is demonstrating the ROI of Sales Performance Management (SPM) to other key stakeholders, particularly, the CFO. Consider three key, strategic arguments for advancing CFO and other organizational leadership stakeholder interest in SPM.
The spreadsheet is arguably the most popular business tool ever invented, but it’s not well suited to large-scale, collaborative planning, budgeting and forecasting. Business needs to go beyond spreadsheets to planning analytics solutions that enable data-driven decision making. Take a look at key
Analyzing partnership management is never easy. The data behind traditional procurement and supplier partnerships is a convoluted, messy rabbit hole. However, tools for analysis have evolved significantly to make navigation easier than ever in today’s business climate.
Businesspeople consider budgeting a very unpleasant task, primarily because the mechanics of budgeting are so frustrating. Fortunately, a new solution makes budgeting more bearable by eliminating most unproductive Excel spreadsheet activities such as tracking down numbers, fixing broken links and
Despite being the go-to tool for budgets, forecasts and planning, spreadsheets are unfortunately often prone to errors, primarily because of the volume of manual processes the tool requires. Three noteworthy examples from the past decade illustrate how damaging spreadsheet errors can be. By
Versatile, easy to use and cost-effective, the spreadsheet has and continues to be an invaluable tool for budgets, forecasts and plans in businesses large and small. But spreadsheets do pose some limitations, particularly with regard to data accuracy. Given today’s highly competitive, rapid pace,