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    • 7 Reasons to Replace Spreadsheets Now
      7 Reasons to Replace Spreadsheets Now Stephanie Hsiung, Irina Lewis Recorded: Apr 3 2015 4:10 pm UTC 60 mins
    • Wish you weren’t so dependent on arduous spreadsheets for planning, but overwhelmed when it comes to making the change? Not changing is costing you more than you think, and getting started is really not that difficult.

      Join AdRoll’s Corporate Controller Stephanie Hsiung and Anaplan’s Director of Product Marketing, Finance Apps, Irina Lewis, as they share 7 key reasons you should, and can, replace spreadsheets planning sooner rather than later. In this webinar you will learn:

      - How and why you can easily make the change
      - The seven most common challenges customers just like you face
      - How you can successfully address the seven challenges

      2015 could be the year you can really change, own, and streamline your spreadsheets planning process; join us and learn how.

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    • Spreadsheets: The Dark Matter of IT
      Spreadsheets: The Dark Matter of IT Prof. Felienne Hermans, Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology Recorded: Feb 19 2014 10:00 am UTC 43 mins
    • Spreadsheets are used extensively in industry: they are the number one tool for financial analysis and are also prevalent in other domains, such as logistics and planning. Their flexibility and immediate feedback make them easy to use for non-programmers. But they are as easy to build, as they are difficult to analyze, maintain and check. Felienne’s research aims at developing methods to support spreadsheet users to understand, update and improve spreadsheets. Inspiration was taken from classic software engineering, as this field is specialized in the analysis of data and calculations. In this talk Felienne will summarize her recently completed PhD research on the topic of spreadsheet structure visualization, spreadsheet smells and clone detection, as well as presenting a sneak peek into the future of spreadsheet research at Delft University.

      Bio: Felienne is a professor and an entrepreneur in the field of spreadsheets. Her PhD thesis centers around techniques to extract information from spreadsheets and present that in a visual way, to support users in improving and understanding them. In 2010 Felienne founded Infotron, a start up that uses the algorithms developed during the PhD project to analyze spreadsheet quality for large companies. In her spare time, Felienne volunteers as a judge for the First Lego League, a world wide technology competition for kids.

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    • How to Manage Spreadsheet Risk from Within your SAP Environment
      How to Manage Spreadsheet Risk from Within your SAP Environment Richard Sampson - Managing Director Europe, Simon Parkes - SAP Solution Engineer Recorded: Jul 19 2017 11:00 am UTC 51 mins
    • Are you frustrated at the mainly standard, readily structured reports available in SAP? Are you still using Excel to do a lot of the ‘heavy lifting’ reporting? 
       
      Regardless of IT policy, Excel is still the go-to-tool for most users to transform their data into something meaningful. Yet, static spreadsheets inherently create issues around version control, complex cross referencing, master data references and calculation errors, all of which is an Audit Risk. The responsibility for this tends to fall between the Business and IT and can become a necessary evil.

      Attend this webinar to hear how you can overcome these issues using an Excel add-in from Excel4apps.

      What you'll learn: 
      •Achieve a genuine Single Version of the Truth - discover how you can access live SAP data in real-time from an Excel front-end - your data remains in SAP but you view it from Excel.
      •Reduce Financial Reporting and Consolidation Time by 70% - learn how Excel4apps helps you accomplish this goal by solving many SAP Process Challenges.
      •See the Management Reporting capabilities of the award-winning GL Wand in action - be inspired to transform your period-end process.

      If you’d like to find out more about how you can manage spreadsheet risk while still using Excel for reporting, then don’t miss this webinar.

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    • 5 Things Your Spreadsheets Can't Do
      5 Things Your Spreadsheets Can't Do Erwin Van Laar, Tableau Recorded: Mar 31 2017 9:00 am UTC 37 mins
    • Discover the five critical ways to go beyond spreadsheets.

      For many, Excel is the go-to analysis tool of choice. However, for finding real insight from large volumes of data, spreadsheets simply won’t provide you with the answers you seek. In today’s data-driven world the real data wins are found in visual analysis.

      Watch this webinar to learn how to:

      -Avoid the drawbacks of using spreadsheets for data analysis
      -Leverage all of your data, no matter how big or where it lives
      -See the whole picture with data blending and cleansing
      -Create fast and interactive dashboards

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    • Excel at Your Security Assessments Without EXCEL Spreadsheets
      Excel at Your Security Assessments Without EXCEL Spreadsheets Tim White, Director of Product Management, Qualys and Hariom Singh, Subject Matter Expert, Qualys Recorded: Sep 13 2016 6:00 pm UTC 61 mins
    • Third-parties, partners and vendors with access to your networks and data make your organization vulnerable to breaches. Clearly, your business needs to work with third parties, but you don’t want your company to fall victim to data theft, brand damage, and possible government fines as a result, so you have to take third-party and vendor assessment very seriously.

      With Qualys Security Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) you can expand the scope of risk and compliance data beyond technical vulnerabilities to verify that third-party vendors are in compliance with emerging regulatory requirements. By automating a traditionally manual process, Qualys SAQ frees you from unreliable and labor-intensive approaches such as email and spreadsheets.

      Join our complimentary webcast to learn how Qualys SAQ can help with:

      * Third-Party risk assessment
      * Internal Audit Management
      * Security Training and Awareness
      * End-to-End security compliance

      This webcast includes a live demo and a Q&A.

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    • Importance / Key Aspects of Spreadsheet Controls
      Importance / Key Aspects of Spreadsheet Controls Chris Mishler Recorded: Apr 25 2012 4:00 pm UTC 59 mins
    • Spreadsheets are used extensively throughout an organization to collect, analyze, and report on data used for financial reporting, financial planning & analysis, operations, and performance metrics. This webinar will help internal auditors at all levels, as well as spreadsheet owners within the business units, understand the scope of risks to consider. We will discuss how to work within your organization to ensure that practices are in place to:

      -Identify the spreadsheets at greatest risk of error
      -Identify the most likely candidates for fraud
      -Mitigate the risks, and
      -Implement a policy that can contribute to the development of more efficient and user-friendly spreadsheets.

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    • Modern Financial Management: More Benefits, Fewer Spreadsheets
      Modern Financial Management: More Benefits, Fewer Spreadsheets Andy Jordan, Roffensian Consulting Inc. and Jim Tisch, CA Product Marketing Recorded: Sep 26 2017 5:00 pm UTC 57 mins
    • The increased pace of project delivery that is a cornerstone of business agility has received a lot of attention, but the focus has always been on planning and execution.  What about control, specifically financial control?  In this eye opening webinar leading portfolio and project management authority Andy Jordan explains how investment planning and forecasting, active financial management and aggressive variance management are prerequisites for successfully delivering modern business management. 

      Join Andy and learn:
      ·         How to build financial management into planning and projects from the ground up
      ·         How to monitor and control actual and forecast spends without significant manual intervention
      ·         The areas where financial control often fails, and how to prevent that
      Plus much more.  As always Andy will provide attendees with some key takeaways they can apply in their organizations today to improve the quality of financial management.  Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your organization’s ability to deliver consistently improved performance in this critical aspect of project management.

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    • Step Beyond Spreadsheets
      Step Beyond Spreadsheets Megan Williams Recorded: Oct 23 2014 11:10 am UTC 37 mins
    • A spreadsheet is a wonderful invention and an excellent tool – for certain jobs.
      All too often, however, spreadsheets are called upon to perform tasks that are beyond their capabilities.

      Whether you are a basic business user, analyst or programmer IBM SPSS Statistics will help you move beyond spreadsheets to find the answers you need to run your business better, faster, more efficiently and more profitably.


      Join us for this 40 minute webinar and see how you can easily
      • Import and merge data from different sources
      • Manage large data sets - millions of rows in fact.
      • Eliminate costly sorting jumbles and identify duplicate or missing records.
      • Automate reports, analysis or charts and update them with a single click.
      • Use words instead of numeric code - no more guessing what variables means.
      • Use advanced analysis techniques.

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    • Down with Spreadsheets: Modernizing your Sales Productivity
      Down with Spreadsheets: Modernizing your Sales Productivity Jennifer Kling, Product Marketing Manager, CallidusCloud Recorded: Jun 4 2015 6:00 pm UTC 35 mins
    • How productive is your sales force? Smart devices (phones, tablets, watches, etc.) are intended to make us more productive. According to IDC, by 2020, 85 billion mobile apps will be downloaded; 450 billion business transactions will take place on the Internet daily. We have already seen the volume of mobile devices out pace PCs. Is all this technology really helping your sales reps be more productive? Or are your sales reps still using spreadsheets and paper to get business done at a snail’s pace?

      In this webinar, you will learn best practices to modernize your sales force so you can see improved productivity and most importantly, results. Specifically around the time consuming functions of:

      ·  Accessing the right sales content

      ·  Generating quotes and proposals

      ·  Commissions tracking

      ·  Removing paper from these processes!

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    • From Excel to Business Intelligence: Amplifying your Spreadsheets
      From Excel to Business Intelligence: Amplifying your Spreadsheets Mary Osborne, Business Visualization Practice Manager, SAS Recorded: Dec 14 2016 8:00 pm UTC 51 mins
    • Organizations need a way to get extremely fast insight from any-size data and share it with co-workers of varying skill sets – wherever they happen to be.

      Look no further! SAS Visual Analytics lets everyone, even those without significant analytics skills, explore and analyze data. It allows users to quickly see connections and correlations, then immediately share results via the Microsoft Office tools you use every day.

      Join us for this webinar to see:

      - How common Microsoft Office tools infused with SAS Visual Analytics capabilities can help you share analytics insight.
      - How SAS Office Analytics empowers analysts with data preparation and analytics within a familiar environment.
      - Ways to explore your data and glean insight that surpass traditional visualization and reporting.

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    • How data visualization can deliver clearer insights for the Finance industry
      How data visualization can deliver clearer insights for the Finance industry Eva Murray and Andy Kriebel Recorded: Jul 19 2017 1:00 pm UTC 64 mins
    • Death to Spreadsheets!

      Despite the growing popularity of data visualization tools across all industries, the finance sector still relies heavily on seeing data presented in tabular form. Analysts in financial institutions often spend a large part of their day pouring over spreadsheets, extracting numbers, pivoting tables, running macros and making adjustments before creating static reports to print for management meetings.
      But what happens if you have another question?


      We argue that there is a better way to approach financial data and to unlock more of the collective brain power of your analysts. We will show you a number of options for visualizing financial results, highlighting trends and developing KPI dashboards that provide real insights quickly. Because there are more valuable things your staff could be doing than wrangling with spreadsheets

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    • How to Simplify Your SAP Project Reporting… (and Your Life Too!)
      How to Simplify Your SAP Project Reporting… (and Your Life Too!) Nick Gerber - Client Development Manager, Simon Parks - SAP Solution Consultant Recorded: Sep 14 2017 11:00 am UTC 47 mins
    • How easy is to keep track of multiple Enterprise Projects within your business? Do you find it easy to get the information you need out of SAP? Or do you frequently rely on data downloads and reformatting to make sense of the data, leading potentially to errors and out-of-date reports?

      Join us next week for a webinar on how you can easily simplify your SAP Project Reporting with Real-Time Reporting in Excel.

      What you’ll learn:
      •Use your favourite tool, Excel, for reporting on Enterprise Projects
      •Achieve 1 Single Version of the truth in Excel
      •Easily build Excel templates that refresh with Real-Time data instantly
      •Easily build and refresh Project Dashboards and summary reports
      •Eliminate Spreadsheet Risk such as spreadsheet errors and version control issues
      •Personalise report templates to Accommodate Different Stakeholders
      •Report on Transactional Data, Master Data, and more in Excel
      •Ability to Drill Down on transactional data, giving you true insights into the figures.

      Excel4apps uses the SAP authorisation user-IDs and profiles, it’s deployed quickly and with little training needed. It allows businesses to easily keep their finger on the pulse of multiple projects by providing real-time data to all stakeholders when and how they need it.

      Attend this webinar if you are a Financial Analyst or a Project Manager looking to simplify your project reporting…and your life too!

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    • Move to faster group reporting
      Move to faster group reporting Unit4 Partner Millennium Consulting Recorded: Apr 26 2017 9:00 am UTC 24 mins
    • As organisations expand through growth or acquisition, it can be increasingly time consuming to keep using MS Excel for consolidated group reporting. Due to the workload involved in collating and checking multiple spreadsheets, group reporting can’t be done very frequently, is prone to errors and leaves little time for the group finance team to provide suitable analysis and commentary.
      This session will provide an overview of how organisations have managed to free up time within the group finance function for more value-added activities, by switching from spreadsheets to using a specialist application designed for the task.

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