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How To Unlock Analytics Maturity in Your Organization: 3 Skills For Success

This is our third and concluding post in the series of achieving analytics maturity for finance and accounting professionals. Read the first part here, and the second part here.As seen in our Data Science example in part two of our series on becoming analytically mature, success in analytics does not start with an analytics product or platform, it begins with domain knowledge, motivated and capable employees, and an organization willing to invest time and resources into becoming more analytically mature. (more…)

By Daniel Smith, ago
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How to Become More Analytically Mature in Accounting and Finance: Part One

As many of you know, I am a "reformed" accountant. I still maintain my CMA and earned a CPA but not longer keep it active. I have also been an active volunteer with the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) for over a decade - whose members often ask me how they can better use BI Tools and Data Science in their profession (or any other Accounting and Finance related department). (more…)

By Daniel Smith, ago
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Big Data On Small Budgets

Don’t let perceived big data investment costs and skills requirements prevent you from optimizing your management toolkit.

Have you ever wondered why you can’t get several years of historical data instead of a paltry few months’ worth? Better data builds more solid business cases for new initiatives, but the traditional data warehouse is built on a single server. In other words, all the data is housed on one machine: one CPU, one motherboard, and a limited amount of storage. (more…)

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