Podcast: BI tools vs. Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets

February 9, 2009
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According to a recent survey, many users are still using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to analyze and report on corporate data. These same users also spend much of their data-gathering time correcting out-of-date information in these Excel spreadsheets. So what are…

According to a recent survey, many users are still
using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to analyze and report on corporate
data. These same users also spend much of their data-gathering time
correcting out-of-date information in these Excel spreadsheets.

So what
are the real benefits of using Excel spreadsheets to analyze and report
data? What additional benefits do business intelligence (BI) tools
offer?

In this podcast, Karen Guglielmo, special projects editor for
SearchCIO.com, interviewed me about the differences between the two types of reporting tools. I also discuss how and if BI tools and Excel spreadsheets can
be used together in the enterprise to gather and analyze data.

Listen to BI Tools vs. Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets


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