1 11, 2017

What Is The Future Role of Excel In Corporate Finance?

By |2017-10-25T08:03:24+00:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Over the last 20 years I have become immune to the catch phrase in vendor land – “Excel is Dead”. Every time I engage with any of our clients, prospective clients or anyone interested in understanding how we can help them with their reporting challenges, Excel is the cornerstone of the process.[...]

14 09, 2016

If You Build It, Will They Come? (Pt. 8)

By |2016-12-09T11:42:06+00:00September 14th, 2016|Categories: Trends|Tags: , , , , , , |

In an earlier post, we noted the high failure rates of many IT implementations. While we listed a number of the factors, one that deserves further elaboration is user adoption. Far too often a new software solution is implemented and no one uses it. An AMR Research study showed that nearly 50 percent of companies faced serious challenges with business software changes and user adoption, while a survey of Fortune 500 executives cited “resistance” as the primary reason that changes failed in their organizations. It doesn’t matter how elegantly a new software solution fits into the IT infrastructure if business users don’t want to work with it. [...]

19 10, 2015

Special spreadsheet functions for Jedox Web Reports

By |2016-12-09T11:42:36+00:00October 19th, 2015|Categories: How To|Tags: , , , , , , |

Besides Spreadsheet functions that are known from and work similar to Microsoft Excel, Jedox Web adds a set of unique helper functions that may come in handy when designing Jedox applications. Some of these, such as HIDEROW() / HIDECOLUMN(), or CURRENTUSER(), are probably pretty well-known. A couple of others are maybe not as prominent, but still can be quite useful