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Sometimes there is a need to do a big nested if-statement, check the value of one field, and then do something based on that value. For example:
if([Type] = 'Outstanding', [Outstanding Value], if([Type] = Future', [Future Value], if([Type] = 'Current', [Current Value], [Other Value])))
- Your data is not really useful information.
Companies, organisations and individuals are masters when it comes to collecting data – in fact we collect data daily, often without even knowing. However, data is not the same as information – data is not helpful, nor meaningful, unless used in context to gain insight or information. BI tools help with this – business intelligence helps to analyse data and transform it into useable information that can help fine tune business operations and meet goals.
Do you know how many e-mails are sent, videos are uploaded onto YouTube and tweets are sent out per day? All types of data is generated and sent around every millisecond and it is very important that we try our best to understand this data.
Many organisations strive to leave a very big digital footprint, but if they do not make sense of the fast paced data that is constantly generating and evolving, they will not benefit from the crucial insights that could be crucial to their success.
It's important to treat each one of your clients like the individuals that they are. If you incorporate these 7 tips into the way you handle business, your relationships with your clients will soar!
1. Find the line between humble and professional.
Your client hired you for a good reason: you are good at what you do. You have convinced your new client that you have the skill and expertise to maximise their success and increase their profits. But, clients can sometimes be difficult and think that they know more. It's important that you first hear what they have to say and listen to their ideas properly; thereafter, come back with your hard hitting facts, incredible knowledge and groundbreaking ideas.