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The business computing always occurs in enterprises, which plays an important role in enterprises operations, and mainly handled by the business users. The key business computing is usually characterized with timeliness and weak predication. There is no ready answer in the ERP, CRM, and other business systems. For example, find out the materials whose inventory level is below the warning limit for 3 consecutive days in the recent 2 weeks. Among those materials, which are used to produce the…Continue
BI (Business Intelligence) refers to the intelligence and ability to enhance the enterprises competitiveness, involving report presentation, reporting result calculation, OLAP analysis, business data calculation, data mining and predication. Among these, there are both the technician-oriented high-level systems, and the business user-oriented agile desktop BI tools. In this post, we only talk about agile desktop BI…Continue
The spreadsheet can implement the visualized calculation to some extent, and the nontechnical people can perform some rather complex calculations without having to learn the SQL. However, as the core of SQL, the relational query is unable to be implemented through spreadsheet, which adds complexity to the apparently simple problems of multi-table join.
For example, the Finance department needs to calculate the salary, and the…
"BI is not an upgrade to the spreadsheet", "Stop trying to use spreadsheet as the BI tool" - BI vendors are frequently heard to make such comments. People may thus assume that the spreadsheet is on the decline, and feel embarrassed by their Microsoft Excel, RaqSoft esCalc, LibreOffice Calc, and OpenOffice Calc tools…Continue