While it may not be the most sustainable approach for expansion and growth, it's hardly surprising that companies often choose to maintain their critical business data in a cluster of Microsoft Excel files. After all, spreadsheets are powerful and versatile tools for both storing data and transforming it into information. Unfortunately, much the time saved by organizing data in a few compact places often seems to be unnecessarily wasted by constantly shuffling it around in cells, manually updating formulas, and trying to keep track of all those internal and external references ("#VALUE!", anyone?).
So if you're going to use Excel to track the most sensitive information in your organization, you may want to consider making your life easier - and your work more efficient and precise - with BizInsight 7 (formerly BizDesktop Edition). BizInsight works directly with Excel to supercharge your traditional reports, making them more dynamic and useful than they've ever been before. "How?" you ask.
- Creates SuperFunctions to Query Data
SuperFunctions are the most powerful components of BizInsight 7. However, just because they are powerful doesn't mean that SuperFunctions are super difficult to create. Using the BizInsight query builder, you'll be guided through the process and can begin generating SuperFunctions quickly and easily. Once built, your SuperFunctions can be replicated in other areas of your report...or as the basis of new reports altogether. What's more, you won't waste a bunch of time cloning your spreadsheet when you need to reference different data. Instead, adjustments you make in one referenced cell immediately cause the entire spreadsheet to recalculate, offering you the most current and relevant information.
- Provides DrillDown Capabilities to the Data behind the Numbers
Have you ever layered formula upon formula upon formula? And then, when you want to know where your ultimate information comes from, have you spent endless amounts of time trying to follow the cryptic trail of breadcrumbs back to the source data? BizInsight 7 removes the mystery and the toil. Getting at the source of any SuperFuction value is as easy as right-clicking and selecting to drill down. You'll immediately get a new spreadsheet with all of the line items that contribute to the value you're curious about. You can even return the data in pivot table form in order to perform ad hoc analysis on the fly.
- Works with Any Data You Can Get into Excel
If you can get it into Excel, you can control and analyze it with BizInsight 7. Even better, you can bring your accounting system or Enterprise Resource Planning data directly into Excel with a Microsoft Query or an OData feed. And that data is refreshable! That means it's easy to get up-to-date data into Excel without a bunch of importing and exporting, so you can begin applying your SuperFunctions and gaining insights into the financial workings of your business faster than ever.
If you'd like to see how BizInsight 7 can transform the way you work with data, we'd love to demonstrate what it can do. Get in touch with us to schedule a demonstration today!