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Best Practices for Using Excel as a BI Tool
Like its Microsoft Office cousins, Word and PowerPoint, Excel is de rigueur software in businesses around the world. And in offices that lack a formal business

microsoft bi tool  BI Tool Like its Microsoft Office cousins, Word and PowerPoint, Excel is de rigueur software in businesses around the world. And in offices that lack a formal business intelligence (BI) solution, Excel often becomes the go-to tool for compiling and analyzing business data In this guide, John Wilson, CEO of Claim Insights, and other Focus Experts offer top tips and best practices for using Excel as a business intelligence tool.

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Microsoft Takes A Shot at the Business Intelligence Market


Microsoft Business Scorecard Manager 2005 has allowed Microsoft to enter the business intelligence (BI) market by using its client base to expand its offering. Microsoft offers a complete solution with its SQL Server platform, OLAP, reporting analysis, and scorecarding capabilities.

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013-Out and About (on the Cloud)


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In with Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Out with Progress OpenEdge for Epicor ERP 10


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Welcome to the CRM Showdown: Microsoft Dynamics CRM vs. NetSuite CRM+


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Microsoft Health and Microsoft Band Make Their Debuts


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