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ALSO CALLED: VisiCalc
DEFINITION: VisiCalc was the original computer spreadsheet program. Very popular among early personal computer users, it could also be said to have been the first killer app. Many people bought computers just so they could use VisiCalc. Created by Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston in Bricklin's attic in 1979, VisiCalc originally ran on Apple computers. An IBM PC version became available in 1981.Prior to VisiCalc,  … 
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The Nine Circles of Excel Hell
sponsored by Adaptive Insights
WHITE PAPER: Explore this paper, "The Nine Circles of Excel Hell," to learn about the issues with using Excel for CPM, and how CPM in the cloud can help solve these issues. Learn about consolidating data automatically, streamlining analytics and reporting, and much more with CPM in the cloud.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Adaptive Insights

Why a Core HR System is Mission-Critical
sponsored by SuccessFactors
WHITE PAPER: Explore this Ventana Research report that explains 3 factors that make it imperative that organizations have flexible, trustworthy systems at the core of their HR management processes. Additionally, learn about the top 2 reasons why organizations fail to deal with governance, risk and compliance issues.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SuccessFactors

The Value of Automating Sales Compensation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to discover the story behind automating sales compensation management.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

IBM

Data Integration Checklist
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a checklist with key functional requirements for implementing and deploying data integration for an enterprise.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 17 Jul 2014

Talend

CFO Research - Beyond Numbers: The Challenge of Telling your Company's Story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how a narrative analysis can ultimately help CFOs with their planning and assist company growth.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

Why You Need a Planning Tool and How to Sell the Concept to the Senior Management Team
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses why an investment in a planning tool is essential to the survival of your business.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 07 Nov 2013

IBM

SPSS Statistics White Paper: The Risk of Using Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Spreadsheets are widely used for statistical analysis, but only up to a certain point. This paper presents some points you should consider if you use, or plan to use, a spreadsheet to perform statistical analysis. It also describes an alternative that in many cases will be more suitable.
Posted: 15 Jul 2013 | Published: 15 Jul 2013

IBM

Risk and Reward:Are you still using Spreadsheets for Budgeting and Forecasting?
sponsored by Centage
WHITE PAPER: Modern financial software enables business to collaborate with visibility, reliability, and accountability in a controlled environment. This paper explains the issues with spreadsheet budgeting and helps business find better financial software for easy long-term planning.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 19 Jul 2012

Centage

Advanced Case Management: Making its Mark on Key Government Sectors
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Government agencies are frequently adopting advanced case management strategies to automate processes, streamline practices and achieve better, swifter results. This paper from IBM discusses how advanced case management strategies are taking hold in today's agencies and how these practices can help foster more efficient, effective environments.
Posted: 10 May 2012 | Published: 10 May 2012

IBM

Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting Software Evaluation and Selection Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper and learn a systematic approach to select software for your planning, budgeting and forecasting needs. Read how to combine today's best practices with leading-edge technology.
Posted: 08 Feb 2012 | Published: 08 Feb 2012

IBM

The Risks of Using Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents some points you should consider if you use, or plan to use, a spreadsheet to perform statistical analysis. It also describes an alternative that in many cases will be more suitable.
Posted: 26 Oct 2011 | Published: 26 Oct 2011

IBM

Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In “Transforming Spreadsheets: Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting for Midsize Companies” you’ll discover how to transform spreadsheet-only processes into an effective financial performance management solution with IBM Cognos Express. 
Posted: 17 Feb 2011 | Published: 17 Feb 2011

IBM

Getting the Most From Your SAP Production Reports
sponsored by Symtrax Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This eight-page whitepaper is a guideline for improving the rendering and efficiency of the complete SAP production reporting system. It discusses how to leverage the value of existing systems reports, and how to deliver timely, properly formatted reports and business documents.
Posted: 10 Sep 2010 | Published: 10 Sep 2010

Symtrax Corporation

Fast, Accurate Management Reporting: eight reasons why spreadsheets may be letting you down.
sponsored by Indicee
WHITE PAPER: While spreadsheets are useful for one off analysis and modeling, they’re not ideal for repeatedly creating reports from large volumes of data. More users are now replacing their spreadsheet based systems with Indicee. By doing so they are improving the timeliness and reliability of their business information with a cost-effective alternative.
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 | Published: 05 Apr 2010

Indicee

Executive Paper: Oracle Crystal Ball
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Increase revenue. Decrease costs. Reduce development time. Every day you strive to meet these goals. And each business decision you make either enables you to advance toward them - or impedes your progress. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 16 Sep 2009 | Published: 14 Sep 2009

Oracle Corporation

Simplify the User Experience: Enable Business Users to Automate the Integration of Microsoft Office Business Applications with the SAP Business Suite
sponsored by Winshuttle, LLC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how Winshuttle data management applications enable finance, accounts payable/receivable, purchasing, human resources and production planning teams to easily automate the incorporation of Excel data into an SAP solution.
Posted: 04 Dec 2008 | Published: 04 Dec 2008

Winshuttle, LLC

Best Practices for Data Loading into SAP ERP Systems
sponsored by Winshuttle, LLC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines existing data-loading methods and best practices to easily incorporate data into SAP solutions.
Posted: 03 Dec 2008 | Published: 03 Dec 2008

Winshuttle, LLC

Turning the Compliance Challenge into a Business Advantage
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: New rules have spawned an army of consultants, vendors and solutions to address the "compliance" problem. Read this paper to learn how to turn the compliance challenge into a business advantage.
Posted: 26 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Four Steps to a Best-Run Business
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document describes how you can build a strategy to unify and run your business more effectively.
Posted: 17 Sep 2008 | Published: 17 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Agile Tools: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
sponsored by TargetProcess, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This article explains various approaches for agile project management and provide comparisons between the simplest tools (index cards and whiteboards), spreadsheets, traditional project management software and agile project management software.
Posted: 26 Aug 2008 | Published: 26 Aug 2008

TargetProcess, Inc.

The Netweaver Upgrade: Ensuring Performance While Balancing Cost with Risk
sponsored by HyPerformix
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses critical factors every IT decision maker needs to know when upgrading to NetWeaver, to ensure system performance and availability, and to balance cost with the risks of downtime.
Posted: 16 Jul 2008 | Published: 16 Jul 2008

HyPerformix

Business Intelligence: The Definitive Guide for Midsize Organizations
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Business intelligence (BI) allows organizations to better understand, analyze, and even predict what's occurring in their company.
Posted: 09 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

SAP America, Inc.

Accelerate Sales Velocity
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Oracle has documented five best practices for dramatically improving pipeline management and, in turn, increasing sales velocity.
Posted: 02 Jun 2008 | Published: 02 Jun 2008

Oracle Corporation

The 2007 Regulatory Compliance Executive Survey
sponsored by Polivec
WHITE PAPER: The findings in this report were taken from 142 respondents to an online survey administered in 2007. Participants were primarily senior business executives and professionals in the compliance and IT fields from a broad array of industries.
Posted: 25 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Polivec

ESG: Improving the Legal Discovery Process with More Efficient Information Management
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how one solution provider, EMC, is helping customers address electronic discovery challenges by helping customers manage their information infrastructure more effectively.
Posted: 13 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

EMC Corporation
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SPREADSHEETS DEFINITION (continued): …  a spreadsheet required that a user who changed one figure on a spreadsheet had to manually recalculate the effect of that change on other figures. VisiCalc not only exploited the computer to automatically update a spreadsheet but allowed the user to immediately see all the changes.Never patented, VisiCalc was soon followed by what became an even more popular spreadsheet program, Lotus 1-2-3. Later, Microsoft developed Excel and included it in its widely-sold Office suite.VisiCalc was coded in assembler for the microprocessor in the Apple II and tested in a Multics system at MIT. The original … 
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