From reports to insight: How Microsoft’s Finance team is benefiting from Microsoft business intelligence technology

Business intelligence sounds like something every company would want, but what does it mean in practice? We spoke to Paul Marten, Senior Finance Controller for Microsoft’s UK Business and Support unit to find out how he is using Microsoft’s own BI software to transform the role of finance. Over the last eight years, finance’s role…

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Experiencing Business Intelligence First Hand

Business Intelligence (BI) and its parent, Big Data are top IT industry buzzwords. But what do they mean in practice? How do business people actually benefit from them? In an attempt to bridge the gap between the hype and the reality, I spent a morning with Umair Waheed, a BI wizard at Microsoft, and a small…

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The Business Intelligence Experience

Microsoft runs Business Intelligence Experience days for Enterprise organisations. We spoke to Morris Novello, a product marketing manager at Microsoft, to see how these sessions help customers get hands-on with the latest business intelligence technology.   What, exactly, is a Business Intelligence Experience session? We call it BIX for short and the idea is to…

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Microsoft in leading pack for self-service BI vendors

Hello, just a quick post today to bring you some recent news from the world of business intelligence (BI). Research company Forrester published a report earlier this summer which has placed Microsoft amongst the leading pack for self-service BI vendors. This is due to the ‘breadth of our self-service BI functionality offerings’. Excellent news indeed!…

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