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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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A Bigger Role for Corporate Performance Management
sponsored by SearchFinancialApplications
EBOOK: This expert handbook explains that if done well, CPM goes far beyond its traditional budgeting and forecasting role to serve as a strategic planning tool for your enterprise. Inside, learn how to extend CPM benefits into the future, and take note of important things for your organization to consider before attempting CPM in Excel.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

SearchFinancialApplications

Automated Budgeting Processes: How to Gain Greater Insight into Business Performance
sponsored by Prophix Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth paper to get a better understanding of who is involved in budgeting, how to analyze and validate the budget, and how to eliminate the use of spreadsheets within budgeting processes.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

Prophix Software

Developing an Information Governance Strategy
sponsored by Rand Secure Data
WHITE PAPER: Find out how developing an information governance strategy can help you manage unstructured data – and prevent trouble in the future.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Rand Secure Data

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

How to Avoid the Pain Points of Spreadsheets
sponsored by Prophix Software
CASE STUDY: Explore this case study to see how a UK-based automotive surface finishing company realized the issue at hand as more and more customers came through the door, and decided to find an automated budgeting system.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 27 May 2014

Prophix Software

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

Microsoft announces new office 365 offerings
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analyst group, Nucleus Research assesses Microsoft's plans to  update to its Office 365 cloud services, including enhanced social capabilities with SharePoint and Yammer.
Posted: 15 Mar 2013 | Published: 15 Mar 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

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

MapInfo Professional v10.5
sponsored by Pitney Bowes Business Insight
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Helps organizations visualize data on a map so they can easily determine relationships between data and geography.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Premiered: 07 Oct 2010

Pitney Bowes Business Insight

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

Oracle Hyperion Workforce Planning
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
DATA SHEET: In most organizations, employee compensation and related expenses are the largest line items in the budget. Having control over these expenses is critical to meeting corporate performance objectives. Check out this data sheet to learn more.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Hyperion Planning
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
DATA SHEET: This data sheet will outline Oracle Hyperion Planning, a centralized Microsoft Excel- and Web-based planning solution that integrates financial and operational planning processes.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
DATA SHEET: Spreadsheet models for financial reporting can be cumbersome. With Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance, your finance experts will be able to focus on testing alternative strategies, building contingency plans, and understanding the impact of those strategies and plans on your company's long-term performance.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Hyperion Capital Asset Planning
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
DATA SHEET: With Oracle Hyperion Capital Asset Planning your capital asset plans are an integral part of Oracle Hyperion Planning, allowing you to accurately assess the impact of capital decisions on overall expense plans. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 14 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

The Risks of Using Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis
sponsored by SPSS Inc. Worldwide Headquarters
WEBCAST: Are spreadsheets a help or a hindrance when performing data analysis? Get the real story from the author of SPSS for Dummies, Arthur Griffith. In this informative and entertaining webcast, you'll receive expert guidance on the proper uses and limitations of spreadsheets, as well as the strengths and benefits of SPSS Statistics.
Posted: 05 May 2009 | Premiered: Mar 19, 2009, 01:00 EDT (05:00 GMT)

SPSS Inc. Worldwide Headquarters

Wales & West Utilities Distributes Data Entry Savings across the Company with Winshuttle
sponsored by Winshuttle, LLC
CASE STUDY: Wales & West Utilities uses Winshuttle to streamline SAP data loading and extraction in multiple business areas, from finance to asset management.
Posted: 05 Dec 2008 | Published: 05 Dec 2008

Winshuttle, LLC
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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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