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Whether it be IDEA or any other data analytical software, good electronic data is necessary to proceed and for effective usage.

Obtaining valid data is often a major issue and can be one of the most challenging aspects of the job. Whether downloading data from off the shelf software on personal computer or from complex Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, some technical knowledge is required to download the data yourself or to communicate with computer and IT specialist of your needs.

This practical guide simplifies and summarizes the process.