MS Excel is still the most common analytics tool- especially with financial analysts and even in the midst of the smartest Analytics technology vendors.

But the well-known issues remain- not least the inherent degradation of data as the complexity of the spreadsheet increases. Every business plan with a whopping mistake can trace the fault back to the way the spreadsheet has been manipulated over time

Tom Cahill paints a lucid picture of the benefits of Self-service Analytics tools available. Whether a software vendor that needs to embed embed self-service analytics or an enterprise needing to visualise insights you will find useful information here