Vlookup for Excel

Excel Not Cutting it Anymore?

Excel Not Cutting it Anymore?

Top-performing companies in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver are learning the benefits of business analytics and predictive analytics in managing their data. Let’s face it. Excel can be a pretty powerful tool but re-creating the same report each month is simply a waste of time. Pivot tables and vlookups can get us a long ways into understanding our data, but wouldn’t you like to spend that extra day each month finding better ways to make your business run more cost-effectively?

Vlookup for Excel

We often start working with our customers and hear statements like “this report used to take me a week to compile, now it’s available at the click of a button” or “my boss just came into my office and asked for the numbers on x location – I was able to pull this up in less than twenty minutes, he didn’t even leave my office before he had an answer, that used to take days to answer”. If you’re still working with Excel to create the reports that you want or answer the questions you’re being asked, now’s the time to see what else is out there. In business, time is definitely money, we can help you save time and money.

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We help our customer implement IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and get these typical results in time-savings, often within weeks. These are customers that spent days each month re-creating the same month-end report and then were able to run a Cognos report at the click of a button. They could also open up Cognos Workspace Advanced and create their own report that could be saved and re-run any time they like.

Whether you’re creating a month-end report, a dashboard or a powerpoint presentation – if you’re spending hours pulling together the data and then doing it again on a regular basis there is a better way. You can have that report at the click of a button next month.Dashboard

Are you still spending days creating your Excel reports? Give us a call at  (587)-885-1090 or email at info@bowriversolutions.com Let’s talk. It costs you nothing to look into the possibilities while the time and expense of maintaining the status quo can easily be eliminated.

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In working with companies to help them improve their financial performance, we’ve found that Controllers are often the ones who are experiencing the most challenges getting the information and reports they need. One of the main issues is not being able to access the right data they need to report on their company’s finances.

  • Excel is difficult when doing forecasting and planning, and trying to consolidate plans in excel is tedious and error prone
  • Companies’ financial system doesn’t allow for the deeper analysis needed to understand where money can be saved or profits increased. For example, looking at sales per region isn’t as effective as drilling down to cities and individual stores or locations
  • Producing accurate and timely reports for executives is labour intensive and it is difficult to access all the required information in the proper format
We’ve had great success in tackling these issues and ones like them. We are always open to sharing knowledge in this area and grabbing coffee with anyone interested in chatting about company accounting and finance. It’s great to meet new people and if we can’t help, we might know someone who can.

If you have 10 minutes, drop us a line and we’ll take you out for coffee.

Get in Touch! – info@bowriversolutions.com or call us at  (587)-885-1090  
Not located in Calgary? We can take the coffee date virtual – lets chat on the phone and we’ll send a Starbucks eGift Card your way to enjoy later.

Send us an email at info@bowriversolutions.com or call us at  (587)-885-1090  for further information. We’re happy to meet with you at our Calgary office at 264 Midpark Way SE. or at your location in Calgary or western Canada.