Microsoft Excel is the most widely used business intelligence and reporting tool in enterprises today. Despite its original use as just a spreadsheet, it now acts as a data collection/integration tool, as well as an analysis and reporting tool. It is the defacto ‘solution’ for both business analysis and reporting.
However, Excel also has its limits. These limits impact organizations by adding cost and risk when analytics requirements outgrow the tool. However, thousands of users worldwide have discovered a way to overcome these limitations. This paper illustrates how a Managed Analytics solution can overcome Excel’s limitations and provide true business value.