Archive - Blog Posts on BI Strategy

What is the Best Training for Business Analysts? - The rate of change in the tools available to a Business Analyst has never been faster than it is in 2016.  The market is changing so quickly that many Business Analysts (BAs) are not even aware of the great new tools that are available to help them succeed in their jobs and careers.  Regular readers […] Read More
Excel is the Swiss Army Knife of Business Intelligence - I was recently asked by an Industry Excel expert what made Excel such a compelling product for Business Intelligence, Reporting and Analysis.  As many people know, I have worked in IT as well as commercial business roles over the years, so I have seen ‘both sides’ of the story and hence I am qualified to […] Read More
Excel will save you millions
Why Excel will SAVE you millions - Yesterday I read this post called “Why Excel is costing you millions” by Gayle Ryan.  I have never seen a more misleading and ill informed post about Excel, and I was motivated to provide a response to this article here. Ryan starts out by talking about static reporting, and how that is no longer enough […] Read More