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Spreadmart (short for “spreadsheet data mart”) is a business intelligence term that refers to the propensity of some organizations or departments within organizations to use individual, desktop-based databases like spreadsheets as a primary means of data organization, storage, and dissemination.

Spreadmart is a negative term, as the organizations that use spreadsheets in this manner have a difficult time achieving data synchronicity and ETL (extract, transform, load), and therefore struggle to make full use of their data for the purposes of business intelligence.

Sources :

http://searchbusinessanalytics.techtarget.com/definition/spreadmart    http://analystfirst.com/tag/spreadmarts/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spreadmart

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