Spreadsheets are everywhere. They enable us to quickly perform analysis that would otherwise be difficult or time consuming to prepare. We all use them because we love the flexibility that comes with them and the undue trust we trend to place in the integrity of the analysis that we prepare. Even to drive strategic decision and to deliver operational and financial plans and analyses, most organizations rely heavily on the spreadsheet.
Business Analytics Strategie
2007 has been quite an amazing year for the market of Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management. More than 15 billion $ was spent in Mergers & Acquisitions, mainly by the software industry giants SAP, Oracle & IBM, to acquire the crown jewels of the BI & CPM market. Rarely a complete industry consolidated that quickly, but then again … the stakes are high.
In this "Insight", we reflect on the sequence of events & the drivers for the consolidation.
As solutions for Planning & Budgeting further merge with solutions for "classical” Business Intelligence, Performance Management professionals increasingly need to reflect on an information technology architecture that delivers on the promise of integration of both historical & future data.
De markt van Business Intelligence en Corporate Performance Management software lijkt steeds meer één te worden. Vanwaar deze trend en in welke mate beantwoordt het aan een reële behoefte van de klanten.
Read why a data warehouse plays an important role in your cpm architecture !