Business Intelligence versus Spreadsheets

Spreadsheets once provided a foundation for analysis and competitive advantage. But spreadsheets can lack integrity, traceability, consistency, and security, which erode business confidence in data and results. However, business intelligence (BI) tools can empower users with streamlined quality data, and strong analytics and reporting—enabling them to make smarter decisions. Learn how you can benefit.

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