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Business Intelligence Software vs. Spreadsheets

If your organisation is still using spreadsheets or report writers for data gathering and analysis, you may find it difficult to answer critical business questions. Consider the following questions:

  • How do we advance the brand into the top 10 ?
  • How can we reduce overhead?
  • What percentage of turnover is generated through new clients gained in the same financial year over the last three years?
  • How can we reduce churn in our client base?
  • How can we reduce delays in the supply chain?
  • How effective is our TV advertising campaign?
  • What are the prospective sales of the product in the new markets?
  • How well are our customer services teams handling the periodic increases in support requests?
  • How can I monitor progress of the market expansion to make appropriate corrections as our plan progresses?

If you are faced with these or other critical business questions, you owe it to yourself and to your organisation to consider the ElegantJ BI Business Intelligence Software. True business intelligence goes beyond the world of spreadsheets to provide an intuitive, unified view of integrated data from numerous sources and systems. It enables every business user, executive, and manager to create a view of data that is meaningful to their role and to analyse data with complete drill down, drill through, and slice and dice analytics that simplify the view and use of Business Intelligence Software. We encourage you to explore the information provided on this page and in this section of our site: Why You Need Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence Software or Spreadsheets

The World of Spreadsheets

In the past, MIS and operational reporting was built on the foundation of spreadsheets. Spreadsheets are used by small and mid-sized organizations to satisfy the demand for analysis, and hopefully to give them a competitive advantage. But the concern for business confidence in spreadsheet data presents a challenge to every enterprise. Spreadsheets lack integrity, traceability, consistency, and information security, and they lead to non-compliance of security standards and platforms.

Using spreadsheets to gather, monitor and analyse information can be cumbersome and data consolidation and versioning issues add to the frustration experienced by end-users. Spreadsheets are not suitable for the burgeoning collaborative work environment, because they do not provide publishing and collaborative features. Nor do spreadsheets support the automatic update of data. Even for the most expert user, spreadsheet solutions offer minimal analytical features and can be frustrating to use. If an average business user wishes to create a spreadsheet with complex analytical formulae and data sorting, ranking and filtering they must seek support from IT consultants or experts to develop critical reports and analysis.

The Universe of Business Intelligence Software

Business Intelligence Software provides true focus on results, and ensures accurate, timely analysis of integrated enterprise data. BI equips the organisation to achieve results and competitive advantage by simplifying the gathering, sorting, filtering, and ranking of information and the ability to personalise meaningful data views, monitor details and receive timely alerts that notify users of critical business issues. End-users can easily drill through data to define the root cause of an issue and share data with other users to quickly and confidently resolve those issues and keep the company on track to success.

Business Intelligence Software provides executives, managers and end-users with clear, concise information and ensures complete insight into all enterprise data by integrating spreadsheets and enterprise systems into a single, unified view. ElegantJ BI business intelligence and corporate performance management solutions are browser-based, so your users can access critical data in the office and on the road.

Leave the world of spreadsheets behind, and explore the universe of Business Intelligence Software! BI provides a strong foundation for business success and it will help you to analyse customers, pricing, products, competitors, sales results, divisions, business units, regions, teams and individual performance. With powerful features like graphical OLAP, graphs, charts, gauges, automated alerts, dashboards, slice and dice, drill up, drill through and simplified reporting views and analytics, your end-users can create their own reporting and analytical environment and use that environment to monitor and analyse results, cascade strategy and goals, create key performance indicators (KPIs) and objective metrics and maintain and encourage accountability and consistency across the enterprise.

With superior interoperability, scalable architecture, intuitive dashboards and views, flexible, affordable licensing and swift, easy implementation and user training, your organisation can be well on its way to true business intelligence within a few weeks.

Learn how you can overcome the obstacles of traditional data analysis and reporting with ElegantJ BI: Traditional Approach and the Modern BI Approach and realize the benefits of BI over report writers and spreadsheets.

Read a BI success story and find out how Mr. Smith made the successful transition from traditional, ineffective reporting and analysis techniques to performance analysis and performance management.

To find out how BI can make a difference in your business results, read our white paper Business Intelligence vs. Spreadsheets.

If you need a proven, secured, intuitive, browser-based solution that is easy-to-use, and will provide your team with powerful business intelligence features, we encourage you to contact us today to discuss your unique requirements and get started with the ElegantJ BI solution suite. Email us at sales@ElegantJBI.com