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Enterprise Spreadsheet Management: A Necessary Good

  title={Enterprise Spreadsheet Management: A Necessary Good},
  author={Ralph Baxter},
This paper presents the arguments and supporting business metrics for Enterprise Spreadsheet Management to be seen as a necessary good. These arguments are divided into a summary of external business drivers that make it necessary and the good that may be delivered to business spreadsheet users involved in repetitive manual processes. 

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Leveraging Terminology Services for Extract-Transform-Load Processes: A User-Centered Approach

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  • 1996
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The Financial ServiceS auThoriTy

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