Moving Beyond the Spreadsheet for Analytics

TDWI Speaker: Fern Halper, TDWI Research Director

Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. ET

Webinar Abstract

TDWI Research shows that spreadsheets are arguably one of the most popular tools used for analysis among business analysts. Although spreadsheets fit the needs of many organizations, they are limited in numerous ways. For instance, it is hard to deal with multiple sources of data, or dirty data, in spreadsheets. Manual processes can compromise the integrity of the data, and spreadsheets don’t do a good job supporting advanced analytics. Yet people still continue to rely on spreadsheets despite these limitations.

However, alternatives exist. Forward-looking organizations can utilize these alternatives to move beyond the spreadsheet and embrace other forms of analytics. This Webinar explores trends for analytics that support the analytics life cycle and at the same time makes advanced analytics easier to use.

You will learn:

  • The ins and outs of the analytics life cycle 
  • Trends in analytics beyond the spreadsheet, including newer forms of analytics 
  • The emergence of analytics for the business analyst

Fern Halper, Ph.D.

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