Tag Archives: MS-Excel

BI is not cheap, but worth every penny!

I have been working for the past couple of weeks back on Reporting and BI Solutions with the Microsoft BI Stack, slowly growing from ‘personal BI Applications’ to more scalable and server based multi user solutions. I wrote already a … Continue reading

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The issue with non-integrated MS-Excel solutions

I worked almost my entire career selling integrated business solutions to the food industry. The primary ROI of such projects as always been between improving efficiencies and reducing errors. Companies used MS-Excel Spreadsheets to compliment whatever they have not been … Continue reading

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Mandatory Price Data from USDA live to MS-Excel

I almost missed it, but USDA made finally its Main Reporting Database for the mandatory price reporting available as a web service. This means, that you can very easily request the data live within MS-Excel. The full documentation can be … Continue reading

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How to get GS1 compliant labels – in 89 simple steps

Over the past couple of weeks I covered the technical standards and aspects of GS1-Labels and the applicable standards for the food industry, as well as the physical challenges of printing and applying labels within the food industry. Well, it … Continue reading

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The need to learn coding!

I have been working as a food engineer for technology companies pretty much all of my professional life. As a student at food engineering school I actually started, really badly I admit, to write software programs to automate my homework. … Continue reading

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