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1 Sep
Which Management Reporting Approach? A Simple Decision Framework
What’s the “right” way to decide between different approaches to management financial reporting, such as building your reports in Excel, writing custom code in-house, using the report-writing capabilities of your ERP system, or installing special-purpose planning & budgeting software? They all have their strengths and weaknesses. In this post, I describe a process that will help you make the right decision for your enterprise.
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20 Aug
Excel-Based Management Reporting: Spinning Straw into Gold
A surprisingly interesting Proformative webinar, “Dean & Deluca: Uncompromising Standards in Excel-Based Reporting,” describes how Dean & Deluca – an upscale grocery store chain and food purveyor with a high-end ERP product as its accounting system – generates financial statements and other management reports using an Excel application. That runs counter to much current thinking – some would call it a primitive approach – but perhaps we should look at this question differently.
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