The Case for Spreadsheet Automation: A High ROI Alternative to Traditional Budgeting, Forecasting, and Management Reporting

How can a budget administrator, burdened with the task of gathering data from hundreds of spreadsheets from all over the organization, manage this monumental undertaking? Additionally, how to avoid using a costly packaged budget application that doesn’t take the organization’s business rules into consideration? The solution: a spreadsheet automation tool that easily adapts to the organization’s unique corporate processes.

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ROI Case Study: IBM Business Analytics, Accelrys

IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator helped this software and services company earn a 586 percent ROI in just three months by providing deeper insights about products, services and costs. Read More

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

Nucleus ROI Case Study: Concept One Accessories

In late 2009, Concept One, a sports, entertainment, and fashion accessory firm, decided it needed a better way to deliver reporting to its managers. Report building had become a distraction for the IT department, preventing it from helping other lines of business. Also, it sometimes took several days to fulfill a request for a custom report. Read how this firm achieved an 866% ROI in two months using IBM Cognos Express. Read More

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Planning and Forecasting: Use Continuous Planning and Rolling Forecasts to Support Adaptive Management

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