Many of my customers are evaluating business intelligence (BI) solutions. There are often many business drivers behind this trend including the need for analysis, reporting, planning and forecasting.
Prior to the release of Excel 2007 many customers would purchase a variety of different BI tools each with their own user interface, licensing costs and set of functionality. With Excel 2007 we have sought to bring BI to the masses while eliminating the need for a number of different tools and lowering the overall total cost of ownership for BI solutions.
Here is a summary of my top 10 favorite aspects of Excel 2007 for BI solutions:
Want to learn more? Check out the Microsoft Business Intelligence site and review customer case studies.
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