Thursday, 11 November 2010

Escaping Excel Hell – Improving Month-End Reporting

It’s month end. Reports need to be produced. The finance team are ordering in pizza to get them through the evening. Why? The only way they can produce the information that Group and local management require is to download transaction data to a spreadsheet and reanalyse it. Sound familiar?

It’s not just at month-end. The same thing happens at other times of the month, whenever any other reports need to be produced. So-called “analysts” are spending too much of their time as “Excel jockeys” rather than [ more...]