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Excel remains king. Learn more about how to best use spreadsheets to your advantage, be it in the financial or operational space. (2)

3 Signs Excel Spreadsheets Are a Great Long-Term Bet

February 2, 2017 |

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Cloud Security: A Talent Gap that Can’t be Closed

Originally published on The Enterprises Project in 10 IT Leaders Weigh in on Their Biggest Talent Gaps for 2017.  The future of technology is rife with challenges old and new (think: security and IoT security), and opportunities for digital disruption are ......

February 1, 2017 |

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The End of Excel Spreadsheets (It’s Not What You Think)

Just how many rows and columns can you put in there before the Microsoft application says “Enough!” Inside one man’s brave journey to find out.  As Excel enthusiasts, we’ve all been in this scenario at some point: after working for hours on a large, comple......

January 26, 2017 |

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For Innovative Excel Users, There’s No Dilemma

A 2002 music video turned a spreadsheet into a chat app, but the real-life ingenuity is even more inspiring.  At long last, the mystery of Nelly and Kelly Rowland’s use of Excel spreadsheets has finally been solved. If you weren’t a fan of Nelly, a rapper ......

December 13, 2016 |

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The Special Ingredient Finance Pros Bring To Analytics And AI

As recent political events demonstrate, some outcomes are nearly impossible to predict. That’s why human judgment is such a critical complement to technology. “Over the weekend, somebody called me up and said, ‘Cathy, enough of the analytics and data. Look......

December 6, 2016 |

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Don’t Blame Spreadsheets for Short-Term Thinking

Clayton Christensen wants organizations to look beyond ratios. Excel, coupled with cloud-based CPM, is ready to help. If business leaders listen to anyone, they’ll listen to Clayton Christensen. Besides being a highly-respected business professor at Harvar......

November 11, 2016 |

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Excel Secrets That Aren’t Worth Keeping

Spreadsheets can be used as a glorified “boss button,” or they can be a catalyst for organizational growth. There are probably few closet CFOs in some organizations — those who secretly believe they could do a better job of taking financial information and......

October 31, 2016 |

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The Excel World Champions Hidden In Plain Sight

Microsoft has a fascinating new contest underway, but there’s something even more interesting going on in forward-thinking companies. When companies use the word “champion,” they’re not usually talking about someone who wins a competition so much as someon......

September 30, 2016 |

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If Spreadsheets Can Help Win Pokemon Go, They Can Help Finance Teams Win Too

Unusual use cases for products like Excel are just a good reminder of why users gravitate to real-time data collection and analysis. There are all kinds of reasons a company’s financial close might run a bit late – too many competing priorities, outdated p......

July 27, 2016 |

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This is What Defines Excel Champions

Excel power users at different stages of their professional lives tend to sound much the same about their goals and approaches. It may be a little early to say for sure, but Michael Kelly sounds a lot like the next generation of finance professionals who c......

July 21, 2016 |

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