• Adaptive Biotechnologies is the industry leader when it comes to combining high-throughput sequencing with top-notch bioinformatics in order to profile T-cell and B-cell receptors.

    Known for accuracy and sensitivity, Adaptive Biotechnologies' immunosequencing platform is being leveraged in labs and hospitals around the world for cutting-edge research, better diagnostics, and improved therapeutics. Adaptive Biotechnologies recently implemented Host Analytics cloud EPM platform for their enterprise performance management (EPM) processes.

    The Decision to Leave Excel Was Easy

    With lifesaving

    Posted by on October 5, 2016
    Topics: EPM
  • During this era marked by advanced technologies, businesses are utilizing every advantage available to gain the greatest efficiency and affordability they can find.

    It comes as quite a surprise, then, that so many enterprises continue to rely solely on spreadsheets for their financial and operational modeling, despite the challenges that can arise with Excel. Here are some of the core issues with spreadsheet-based modeling and how you can progress toward a system that offers greater efficiency and agility.

    Spreadsheets Make Collaboration Difficult

    We live in a time where business has become

    Posted by on September 8, 2016
  • I recently posted a blog article highlighting the extinction of Excel that generated a lot of comments.  The headline was intentionally dramatic, but the point was that organizations are realizing the risks of using Excel to support critical corporate processes, and they are reducing reliance on the tool

    Microsoft released the first-ever edition of Excel over 30 years ago, back in 1985. Today, it remains the most popular spreadsheet product for business, and is one of the most widely used tools in the Finance department. Just think of all the software that's come and gone since 1985 ...

    Posted by on August 18, 2016
    Topics: Excel
  • For the past 30 years, Excel has been integral to businesses everywhere.

    It's become the foundation of countless business processes, aiding in computing, financial tasks, IT projects, marketing, and so much more. It's no wonder Excel was such a hit from the start.

    With its ability to process mathematical equations, store and organize data in attractive and manageable ways, and create a variety of what-if scenarios, Microsoft Excel has long provided a critical function to businesses. Yet, many are now moving away from Excel in search of other, more modernized, technologies. Why have so many

    Posted by on July 26, 2016
    Topics: Excel
  • Well, it was a long wait, but recently, I finally got to see the legendary rock band The Who on their 50th anniversary tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City. 

    The show was originally scheduled for October 2014, but Roger Daltrey became ill.  This postponed the last leg of the North American Tour until March 2016.

    But despite that, the band didn’t disappoint.  Their set included hits from their early days in the ‘60s and historic albums, such as Who’s Next, Tommy, and Quadrophenia.  Finishing on a high note, the epic show ended with their anthem “We Won’t Get Fooled Again.” 


    Posted by on April 19, 2016
    Topics: EPM
  • Acciona Energy is a subsidiary of a larger organization, called Acciona, which is based in Spain.

    Acciona Energy in the United States is dedicated to sustainable energy platforms, including utility-scale wind farms and solar power plants. Though Acciona has a global presence in over 30 countries with over 30,000 employees, Acciona Energy in the US depends on a rather small finance department for their budgeting, reporting, and financial planning activities.

    Acciona Energy's Excel Spreadsheets Were Out of Control

    The spreadsheets Sullivan and the Acciona financial team were working with were

    Posted by on October 28, 2015
    Topics: Excel