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What Should You Not Use Spreadsheets For?

January 11, 2017 BY Emma Kurt

Spreadsheets are at the heart of most organizations. Convenient, flexible and developed to cater to complex calculations, the adulation spreadsheets receive is easily justified. Yet, they are quite not the ‘one stop solution’ they are made out to be. As a part of the managerial process, spreadsheets are getting increasingly misused, since they were never…

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Case Study: Outotec

December 21, 2015 BY Aakash Gupta

Consider a day in the office for a resource scheduler, having over 200 resources with different skills, expertise, qualifications and availabilities and the mandate to schedule them across over 15 locations. The task may appear monstrous and the pain of doing this through spreadsheets (bulky and spanning through multiple frames) can give goose bumps to…

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Case Study: Siemens AG

October 23, 2015 BY Aakash Gupta

When you’re looking at new software that you’ll depend on for some of the most crucial facets of your business operations, there is confidence in knowing it has been tried and tested by other companies you know and trust. That’s why we sat down with one of the users within the process industries and drives…

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Why Shouldn’t You Use Excel For Planning Resources?

October 9, 2015 BY Aakash Gupta

Running a company comes down to managing people properly more than anything else. So why do so many firms rely on primitive Excel spreadsheet software to manage highly-important and repetitive resource scheduling? Sure, it seems like an easy way to get up and running but the cumbersome nature of spreadsheet software combined with a lack…

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Resource Management In Multi-Project Environment

June 16, 2015 BY Aakash Gupta

In our current day and age, resources are rarely booked onto a single project at a time with little spare capacity for additional work. These resources are noted for their key skills and qualifications from previous tasks- will be overbooked on a large number of projects. And the moment another critical project comes on board,…

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