Are Spreadsheets Sabotaging Your Profits?

Due to their limitations, using spreadsheets to manage mission-critical business functions is an unacceptable risk. The requirements for finding the right inventory in the right place at the right time are being hampered by spreadsheet forecasts based on inappropriate source data. Packaged software with inventory management and collaborative capabilities will give your supply chain a competitive advantage. Learn how.

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Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies

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This white paper describes how workgroups and midsize companies can transform their spreadsheet-only processes to create flexible and timely plans, budgets, and forecasts. It outlines recommendations for implementing a complete performance management system, using an integrated reporting, analysis, and planning solution purpose-built for workgroups and midsize companies. Read More

Why Performance Management? A Guide for the Midsize Organization

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Midsize companies must rapidly grasp the issues influencing business performance, and secure the resources to deal with them efficiently and effectively. Managers need to access the data that can give them the insight to grow revenue, reduce operating costs, and improve processes. But data is often siloed in disconnected systems. Learn how to break your dependence on spreadsheets and attain better insight and performance. Read More

Big Data, Little Data, and Everything in Between—IBM SPSS Solutions Help You Bring Analytics to Everyone

Regardless of the type or scale of business data your users need to harness and analyze, they need a straightforward, visual solution that is easy to use on the front end and highly scalable on the back end. Fortunately, IBM SPSS solutions provide just such an ecosystem that can make different kinds of data stores—from Hadoop to those proverbial spreadsheets—useful sources of business insight and decision support. Read More

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Getting More from Your Spreadsheets with Business Objects

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Spreadsheets are here to stay. You depend on them to analyze data, to perform rapid calculations, and to easily model and format information. But they can be costly to maintain, and can compromise data integrity and security. You need the ability to provide an accurate and secure snapshot of critical business information, with the ease-of-use and familiarity offered by spreadsheets. Read More

Stock Build Optimization in Food and Beverage Manufacturing: Are Your Profits Suffering Due to Stockouts or Expired Stock?

For food and beverage manufacturers, the failure to meet demand peaks can result in poor customer service, lost revenue, stockouts, brand erosion, and—in extreme cases—being delisted by a major customer. However, with stock build optimization, manufacturers can minimize the time and total value of the stock being held, and realize higher profits and working capital. Read More

Why and When to Get Out of Spreadsheets and Into HR Software

Spreadsheets have been the standard way to manage data since the 1980s, but at some point may become a pain and liability for the business. In this white paper we recognize the practice of using spreadsheets to track employee data, and discuss when and why it makes sense to start using dedicated HR software and the benefits. We focus on small and medium businesses and review a checklist of what to look for when considering HR software for your organization. Read More
 
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