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Data Rich but Information Poor

Data Rich Information Poor

Whatever you do creates data.  Be it a digital footprint, a card purchase, a sale registered on your loyalty card, walking through a store door, sending an email, registering for a newsletter/blog or even normal sales and invoice data.  However, from a companies perspective how many of these ‘data sources’ are utilised properly?

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Audience Driven Dashboards

 

There is a massive interest in pushing information to stakeholders and to be honest this is not before time.  Now there are a number of ways that this information can be distributed – tabular, dashboard, infographics, widgets, powerpoint, graphs and so on.  Is your organisation looking to review is management information? How the reports are produced? The format? The delivery?

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Microsoft Excel – HMRC CIS how to record payments and aid reporting

Microsoft Excel – HMRC CIS how to record payments and aid reporting

I have a number of clients that need me to speed up their administrative tasks.  Now this may seem rather dull to some consultants, who much prefer writing use cases and looking into data, however I find that showing people how things can be done easier (Business Process Improvement) is fantastically rewarding.

In the UK’s construction industry scheme we have a method of paying subcontractors and short term employees.  The way it works is that you have a sub-contractor (who has already registered himself with HMRC) and we take their UTR (unique tax reference) their national insurance and then deduct 20% or 30% from their pay.  This deduction gets sent to HMRC each month.  So in fact main contracts managers become little tax collectors.

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