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Taylor Jackson Shares His Tips for Beautiful Monthly Reporting Packages Halloween is a great time for a good scare. Some people like to pull pranks. Others prefer haunted houses or scary movies. But one thing nobody likes is staring down at a monthly reporting package that looks like it was sewn together by Dr. Frankenstein. If you struggle with building aesthetically pleasing reporting packages in Excel, you’re not alone. Excel doesn’t exactly have a “Make [...]

4 Ways to Simplify Data Analysis Through Technology

Time is the great equalizer. You can have all the intelligence, experience, expertise and data in the world, but without time, meaningful analysis is pretty much impossible. The Pareto Principle, or the 80/20 rule, sums up a conundrum the almost every analyst faces: 20% of the effort leads to 80% of the results, and 80% of the effort leads to 20% of the results. Most analysts will tell you they spend at least 80% of [...]

5 Ways to Save Time in Your Monthly Reporting Cycle

Pro Tips for Getting 1-2 Weeks of Your Month Back Using Catalyst®. Monthly reporting can take days, even weeks out of your month. Time is precious, and for many, the most frustrating part of the monthly reporting cycle is how little time you get to spend actually analyzing your reporting to make recommendations that add value to the business. That’s where Catalyst® by EBM Software comes into play. Not only does it automate many of [...]

5 Ways Catalyst Revolutionizes Your Planning Process

For many businesses, annual planning and budgeting for 2020 is just getting underway. For many, the process can be quite painful. The reality is, many companies still rely on Excel as a planning tool, which it’s not. A dedicated business performance tool like Catalyst offers infinitely more depth and flexibility for financial planning and analysis. Whether your organization wants to take a top down or bottom up approach, Catalyst makes planning a relatively simple and [...]

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