Business Intelligence Mashups

In music, a mashup is a song created by combining parts of other songs. The Kid Rock song “All Summer Long” is a mashup of songs by Lynyrd Skynyrd (the vocals in “Sweet Home Alabama”) and Warren Zevon (the music in “Werewolves of London”). Did you know that “mashup” is becoming a common term in[…]

The Quotation Spreadsheet That Almost Sank a Company

This is a true story from a local B2B┬áparts distributor told to us by the CEO. The company has 150 employees and has around 200+ customers who regularly order parts. A price quote is determined for each order using an Excel spreadsheet. The number of orders and dollar volume in 2010 were similar to 2009,[…]