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Improve your business decisions

Simon Jones explains how to use Office, SharePoint and SQL Server to make informed business decisions and keep key data at everyone’s fingertips.

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Are you getting the most out of your IT expenditure? It's a simple question that not enough companies ask themselves seriously. But think about it. Can you lay your hands on up-to-date information as quickly as you'd like, or do you have to ask someone else to compile the information you need and then wait for them to get round to it?

When you get the figures are you sure they're right or could they contain mistakes from being retyped or perhaps they were right two weeks ago when the basic data was collected but things have changed in the time it took for that data to be summarised and to reach your desk?

If you have to wait to get the information you need, what about your staff? Are they also being frustrated by not having accurate or timely information available to support their decisions? And, without accurate and timely information are you sure the decisions being made are the right ones or are you just not making decisions because you don't have the right information to hand?

You've likely spent a considerable amount on IT over the years. This article aims to show you how you can improve the return on that investment to get faster, more accurate information to help you and your staff make the right decisions at the right time.

An agile company is more likely to survive and prosper in today's challenging business environment winning and retaining customers, reducing costs, increasing turnover and profit. Access to timely and accurate information plays a large part in being agile. Here's how to get that data.

We'll explain the technologies involved in building IT systems to support better business decisions, showing how they can work for you. We'll explain why you may already have these systems without even knowing it or how you can get them at minimal cost. We'll keep the jargon to a minimum but provide lots of links to further reading so you as the business decision maker or your IT people in house or consultants can find out more.

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