As a modern financial leader, you need to control the pulse of your business with a holistic view of all the important information in one place. You need to gather data from various sources, such as Excel spreadsheets, web analytics, databases, and CRM systems, and make that data come alive in seconds using custom control panels, workspaces, and reports that can help you take the data. Correct decisions based on data with your key business metrics.
You need intuitive and interactive tools that allow you and your organization’s teams to find the intelligence within large amounts of data and answers needed to grow your business. For finance professionals, Excel is usually the preferred tool for most day-to-day projects. But today’s Excel is much more powerful than its predecessors. Today’s Excel can take millions of rows of data and convert it into interactive visual data enabled with touch that can be integrated into PowerPoint. Excel today is integrated with many popular business intelligence tools, such as Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Dynamics business solutions or solutions from vendors such as SAP and Oracle, and this integration allows you to discover deeper insights. But the real power of the latest generation of these tools lies in the ability to anticipate business needs through cloud-based machine learning, anticipating costly incidents such as unexpected maintenance and business downtime for customers. The way finance professionals do their job is changing as they lead the transition from control to management.