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CFO Rapid Fire, LLC
Accounting and Business Intelligence: Innovating and Analyzing!
Interests: Business Analytics, Accounting, Multi-Unit, Emerging Brands, Data Mining
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Business Analytics continues to drive Business Intelligence. On February 5, 2013, Gartner released their 2013 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. Gartner has improved the accuracy of the title from simply "Business Intelligence Platforms" to "Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms". This strengthens and emphasizes the evolving role of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
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CFO Advisors has discovered a huge pothole for companies on the road to success: THEIR DATA! Most owners/managers are in the dark when it comes to what is really running their business. They don't know 1) how to access their data, 2) how to make sense of their data, or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
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We are THE interactive intelligence C-Level Executives need for tomorrow's world! Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
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There's a new game in town: Business Intelligence. It's on everyone's lips. Google the words and you will find no less than 246,000,000 results. It can be overwhelming sifting through all the insights. How do you get in the game? Recently, the following selection was written by David Rathert for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
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Data is dirty. It is rich with massive amounts of information. Some is vital some is useless. Deciphering which data is relevant and then obtaining it in the proper form is the key to success. Data Mining can be a really dirty job. But, beneath that dirt, is the data... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
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Every day, darkness comes a bit earlier. Daylight is diminishing. Schools are back in session. Memories of frolicking on the beach are fading. Gardens have been fruitful yet, for some areas, the best has been harvested. What does this mean for your business? Do you have the Business Intelligence needed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
It's been on your calendar for weeks, sometimes months. You've prepared slide after slide. You've analyzed financial results to accurately answer questions if they arise. The room is full of colleagues. Each is there for their own reason. Can you interpret what they want to hear? Did you anticipate their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2012 at CFO Advisors, LLC
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When you hear the word accounting, what immediately comes to mind? Is there a picture in your head that might look something like this? In this technologically advanced generation, that is the furthest image from the truth. Financial data is being mined from sources and transmitted electronically, allowing accountants to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at CFO Advisors, LLC
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"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change – this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress." -- Bruce Barton We all want to be part of progress. In fact, most of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
We are halfway through 2012, what trail has your business blazed? What trail would you like to blaze? In this increasingly mobile generation, companies are working diligently to capture data from every available source and more importantly, utilize that data in their decision making. Gone are the days when accounting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2012 at CFO Advisors, LLC
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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but having new eyes.” -- Marcel Proust Questions abound regarding ways to invigorate, or even simplify, the analysis of financial statements. Does anyone do a little dance when their fund prospectus or financial statement shows up in their inbox?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
CFO Advisors, LLC is a professional services firm providing leading edge, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and project consulting services to emerging, multi-unit, restaurant groups. Our services focus on providing strategic leadership and assisting companies streamline their financial and operational systems to dramatically improve the timeliness and quality of reporting, strengthen... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2012 at CFO Advisors, LLC
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When the alarm sounds, do you grab your mobile device to check the headlines? Check status updates on your tablet? Flip on the TV to catch the news? Check into Foursquare? Do you need a checklist for what to tackle first? If any of this rings true, you are not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
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"Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent." --Dr. Seuss The news is flooded with discussions on the topics of Data Art/Infographics versus Data Visualization. Do we understand which each one brings to the bargaining table? How do they apply to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
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Gone is the drudgery of analyzing accounting and financial data. It's time to blend Data Art and Data Visualization to provide clarity and excitement to a previously monotonous and arduous task. We provide Business Intelligence! Let's assume you are a owner/manager who oversees 2, 5, 25, 50 restaurants. How could... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
Business Intelligence (BI) is swirling all around us, consuming much of our daily interactions. Data is growing faster and exponentially. Leading us to the question: "How do I know what I think until I see what I say"? The answer lies within Data Visualization. What we do with all our... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
Everywhere we turn the words Big Data are clamoring for our attention. Clients are questioning if this is something they need to concentrate efforts towards; actually, do they even have it?? Regardless of whether they are a company with petabytes of machine data, or one with merely 750GB of scattered... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
Let's take the saying "a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words" and apply it to Data Visualization. What is your financial data telling you? Can you intuitively tell with relative ease? Can you manipulate scenarios or parameters to highlight what is happening in your business? Dig deeper without becoming buried... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
Admit it .. analyzing and reading financial statements can reduce just about anyone of us to tears. Enter Data Visualization and you have a game changer. CFO Rapidfire has developed a completely new way for financial statement users to access and interact with their data. This product is so unique... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
There's a new mayor in town, and it comes in the form of the first new SimCity game in a decade! Yes, it's slated for a 2013 release (too far away!) and it will take the role of building a city to a level that you didn't think was really... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
With the Final Four now set, it appears that I will finish my worst bracket in years, thanks to my awful basketball predicting ability. It is in a situation like this that I could have utilized BI to help me out with my bracket. The sites I have linked to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
Chances are, if you are reading this, you probably have at least a minimal interest in the concept of business intelligence (BI). And you probably have at least a minimal knowledge of business intelligence. So let me begin by explaining the website, www.cforapidfire.com. CFO Rapidfire is a new, cloud based... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2012 at CFO Rapid Fire Business Analytics
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