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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

cost control spreadsheets  such as the increasing cost of capital, declining margins due to global competition and growing lead times for offshore production magnify the critical need for accurate forecasting. Industry cannot build manufacturing capacity to meet peak needs. The cost of idle plant and personnel is too expensive. By the same token, executives cannot expect to build unlimited amounts of inventory to be stored until it is needed. Even eliminating concerns of obsolescence or shelf life - there is the cost of storing,

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cost control spreadsheets  tough costcutting decisions. However, cost reductions alone are not enough to survive in this market, especially for midsize companies, which typically lack the expansive resources needed to sustain a market downturn, yet have the ability to be much more agile with the right information. Midsize organizations require clear visibility into operations and processes, so they can quickly capitalize on what works well, rapidly identify and address the issues that degrade performance and efficiency, and Read More

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How can a professional services firm grow profitably while providing clients with the services and project pricing they demand? The firm must rely on best-practice solutions to gain control over every aspect of business—from business development to resource planning to billing. Firms that plan and staff projects by relying on combinations of spreadsheets and management instinct will fall behind.

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The documents, spreadsheets, databases and other files on the personal computers used to conduct business are corporate assets. It cost money to create them and that investment should be protected. Additionally, companies have both competitive and legal obligations to assure that such data is kept private and secure. Many companies and most people are unaware of the obligation and potential threats.

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Spreadsheets: An Inadequate Solution for Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting


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