5000fish, Inc. Advises Organizations on How to Control their Spreadsheets with Business Intelligence in New Whitepaper

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5000fish, Inc., a cutting-edge provider of Business Intelligence (BI) software, today published their latest whitepaper entitled, “Controlling Your Spreadsheets: The Good, the Bad and the Solution”. The publication aims to guide organizations on how they can manage their spreadsheet usage by presenting the benefits and risks of managing their business analytics using only spreadsheets.

5000fish, Inc., a cutting-edge provider of Business Intelligence (BI) software, today published their latest whitepaper entitled, “Controlling Your Spreadsheets: The Good, the Bad and the Solution”. The publication aims to guide organizations on how they can manage their spreadsheet usage by presenting the benefits and risks of managing their business analytics using only spreadsheets. 5000fish, Inc. recommends that organizations adopt a BI solution that leverages the benefits of spreadsheets with the security and control properties of an enterprise business intelligence solution.

The whitepaper offers organizations three key solutions toward managing spreadsheets in their IT environment: 1) understanding the potential risks of uncontrolled spreadsheets and conducting an audit of internal spreadsheet usage; 2) analyzing the value of business data that may be locked in departmental spreadsheets and implementing a strategy for collaboration/data sharing across departments; and 3) adopting BI software that secures and integrates the use of spreadsheets.

“We developed and published this technical paper to help organizations that depend heavily on spreadsheets for their business intelligence, to use a secure, reliable and credible BI solution”, says David Ferguson, President and CEO of 5000fish, Inc., “We created Yurbi®, our business intelligence platform, based on our many years of working with clients who used Excel spreadsheets as their only tool for collecting, analyzing and reporting their key performance metrics. Reliance on spreadsheets is a risk for any organization, so we spelled out how organizations can decrease this risk by integrating spreadsheets with our BI solution.” In addition to Microsoft® Excel spreadsheets, Yurbi is tightly integrated with Comma Separated Value (CSV) files and has a roadmap to integrate OpenOffice®, Google® Docs Spreadsheets and Zoho® Sheets.

The knowledge gained after reading this technical whitepaper, “Controlling Your Spreadsheets: The Good, the Bad and the Solution”, will guide organizations on how to implement a process to assess their spreadsheet usage, collaborate and integrate a BI solution that enhances their spreadsheet use through security controls, and accelerate their capacity to get the right information into the right hands and start making better decisions faster.

Download the technical whitepaper at http://www.yurbi.com/controlling-your-spreadsheets-the-good-the-bad-and-the-solution/.

About Yurbi
Yurbi, developed after 10+ years of experience providing services to hundreds of companies on BI-related reporting issues, is a business solution that connects the critical business data stored in applications and databases, to the people who need access to that data to make informed, data-driven business decisions. Yurbi leverages a self-service model that allows all users, regardless of their level of technical knowledge, to access and build data queries and reports easily and quickly from a variety of data sources. Download Yurbi Community Edition for free, see how-to videos and request a demo of how Yurbi can help control spreadsheet usage by visiting http://www.yurbi.com.

About 5000fish, Inc.
5000fish, Inc., a Business Intelligence (BI) software company, creates innovative products for business users to make data-informed business decisions. Current products include: Yurbi, an enterprise BI platform that allows organizations to access, integrate, and deliver data from multiple systems securely to users who need it in real-time and without requiring programming or database expertise; Yurbi Connect, a drag and drop process to automate the integration of application data, both on-premise and cloud-based; and MailSync, an Outlook Plug-In that lets Help Desk Analysts interact with live data from their Help Desk systems in Microsoft Outlook. More information on both these products and whitepapers are available at http://www.5kfish.com.
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