"Rack and Stack" vs. Analyze and Understand
Small to mid-sized companies depend on Spreadsheets to do a lot of
budgeting and reporting. These often manual processes are
cumbersome and time consuming. "Rack and Stack" is the term given
to the process of compiling lots of data into spreadsheets.
"73 percent rely primarily on spreadsheets and manual processes, with only 16 percent using analytical applications, and 11 percent extracting the necessary numerical information from their accounting modules."
Great article on this from CFO. This really highlights why developing analytical services make sense.