Take a look at the Excel-based report writers with a quick summary of how they work. David Carter also gives you a comprehensive set of links to Excel competitors and their data marts to help you improve company reporting.
Long term value exists across a range of asset classes; the key issue is when and how this might be released, according Andrew Milligan, head of global strategy at Standard Life Investments.
To make a real difference, business intelligence (BI) technology needs to be applied to frontline, operational activities and not finance and strategy, according to Kevin Quinn, vice president of Business Intelligence at Information Builders.
Greenwich Associates, says U.S. companies expect a deep and long economic downturn. Its research shows that even the biggest and strongest U.S. companies are reporting difficulty accessing essential credit.
Peter Hargreaves, chief executive of financial services group Hargreaves Lansdown, explains in a hard-hitting article why he believes the UK economy is in deep trouble.
David Carter's tutorial uses a sample database enabling companies to learn how to improve their sales orders and stock control which runs through an accounts package written in Access by live-linking Excel direct to their Access database. His analysis also utilises pivot tables. This is an introduction to a series of four tutorials.
Conrad Bennett, at WebTrends, looks at how analysing internet movements and keywords can boost a company's marketing returns and bring in new business. He outlines how the NS&I used the technology to promote products other than the premium bonds, its market leader.
A new survey shows that heads of corporate finance are taking a gloomy view until at least next year, while their top concern is cost control. At the same time a number of companies are considering moving abroad citing corporation tax as their main irritant.
Proponents of risk management argue it benefits the corporate culture but the current credit crunch shows the elite of risk analysis, the banks, managed to get it wrong. Carolyn Williams offers some reasons as to why risk analysis failed.
Figures from the government's Blue Book show that UK Inc has more cash available than at any time over the past 20 years.