This book takes a hands-on approach to developing dashboards, from instructing users on advanced Excel techniques to addressing dashboard pitfalls common in the real world. Dashboards for Excel is your key to creating informative, actionable, and interactive dashboards and decision support systems. Throughout the book, the reader is challenged to think about Excel and data analytics differently—that is, to think outside the cell. This book shows you how to create dashboards in Excel quickly and effectively. In this book, you learn how to: Apply data visualization principles for more effective dashboards Employ dynamic charts and tables to create dashboards that are constantly up-to-date and providing fresh information Use understated yet powerful formulas for Excel development Apply advanced Excel techniques mixing formulas and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to create interactive dashboards Create dynamic systems for decision support in your organization Avoid common problems in Excel development and dashboard creation Get started with the Excel data model, PowerPivot, and Power Query
Make the most of your data using the power of Excel When you think of data, do you think of endless rows and columns in spreadsheets? Excel Dashboards and Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition shows you how to make the most of your data—and puts an end to mind-numbing spreadsheets by exploring new ways to conceptualize and present key information. There's often a gap between handling data and synthesizing it into meaningful reports, and this approachable text bridges this gap with quick and accessible information that answers key questions, like how to meaningfully capture data trends, how to show relationships in data, and when it's better to show variances than actual data values. As a leading spreadsheet application, Microsoft Excel is the go-to data software. This tool allows you to use dashboard reports that leverage gauges, maps, charts, sliders, and other visual elements to present complex data in a manner that's easy to understand. Using Excel dashboards effectively can improve your professional capabilities by leaps and bounds. Analyze and report on large amounts of data in a meaningful way Look at data from different perspectives, and better visualize the information you're presenting by quickly slicing data on the fly Automate redundant reporting and analysis functions, making your data analysis and reporting routine more efficient Create visualizations, dashboards, and what-if analyses that are as visually appealing as they are substantial Excel Dashboards and Reports For Dummies, 3rd Edition is a fantastic resource if you're looking to spice up your reporting!
Um noch mehr aus Excel herauszuholen, empfiehlt sich die VBA-Programmierung, mit der Sie Excel auf Ihre Bedürfnisse zuschneiden können. John Walkenbach zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie Excel-Berechnungen mit VBA automatisieren. Er erklärt Ihnen zunächst die notwendigen VBA-Grundlagen und wichtigsten Werkzeuge sowie VBA-Abläufe des VBA-Editors. Außerdem erhalten Sie eine Übersicht über die wichtigsten Bestandteile und Begriffe, die für die VBA-Programmierung in Excel relevant sind, und Sie erfahren, wie Sie Programmierfehler ausfindig machen und beheben.
Learn to maintain and update scorecards and dashboards withExcel Balanced Scorecards and operational dashboards measureorganizational performance and Microsoft Excel is the tool usedworldwide to create these scorecards and dashboards. This bookcovers time-proven step-by-step processes on how to guide executiveteams and managers in creating scorecards and dashboards. It thenshows Excel developers how to create those scorecards anddashboards. This is the only book that converts theory intopractice. The author addresses the people and processes you need toidentify strategy and operational metrics and then implement themin dashboards in three versions of Excel. You'll learn how balancedscorecards help organizations translate strategy into action andthe ways that performance dashboards enable managers monitoroperations. Covers Excel 2010 back to Excel 2003 Shows how to develop consensus on strategy and operationalplans with the executive teams Details steps in creating tactical action plans Gives step-by-step guidance in creating the most powerfulmanagement dashboards Puts over ten years of experience in one book Balanced Scorecards & Operational Dashboards withMicrosoft Excel, Second Edition is the ultimate resource forenhancing your strategic and operational performance.
Sie haben keine blasse Ahnung von Tabellenkalkulationen, möchten aber Ihre Zahlen endlich in den Griff bekommen? Oder zählen Sie zu diesen Excel-begeisterten Buchhaltern, die mit Spannung auf die neuen Features der 2002er Version warten, um Ihren Chef mal wieder zu beeindrucken? In diesem Buch führt Sie Greg Harvey Schritt für Schritt in die Welt der Tabellen-kalkulation ein und demonstriert Ihnen das grandiose Organisationstalent von Excel 2002: unterschiedliche Datentypen zusammenstellen, Berechnungen durchführen, anschauliche Diagramme fabrizieren. Sie erfahren: * Wo der Unterschied zwischen Arbeitsmappen und Arbeitsblättern liegt * Wie Sie Ihre eigenen Tabellenblätter erstellen, bearbeiten, formatieren und drucken * Wie Sie aus Excel direkt Tabellen, Arbeitsblätter und Mappen per E-Mail versenden können * Wie Sie Ihre Excel-Tabelle auf der Website Ihres Unternehmens veröffentlichen * Welche neuen Features Excel 2002 zu bieten hat: ClipArts in Ihr Tabellenblatt einfügen, Webseiten in Excel bearbeiten u.v.a.m. * Wie Sie Daten und Texte aus allen Office XP-Programmen in Ihr Excel-Sheet integrieren
Computers by Michael Alexander,Jared Decker,Bernard Wehbe
Author: Michael Alexander,Jared Decker,Bernard Wehbe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Bridge the big data gap with Microsoft BusinessIntelligence Tools for Excel Analysts The distinction between departmental reporting done by businessanalysts with Excel and the enterprise reporting done by ITdepartments with SQL Server and SharePoint tools is more blurry nowthan ever before. With the introduction of robust new features likePowerPivot and Power View, it is essential for business analysts toget up to speed with big data tools that in the past have beenreserved for IT professionals. Written by a team of BusinessIntelligence experts, Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools forExcel Analysts introduces business analysts to the rich toolsetand reporting capabilities that can be leveraged to moreeffectively source and incorporate large datasets in theiranalytics while saving them time and simplifying the reportingprocess. Walks you step-by-step through important BI tools likePowerPivot, SQL Server, and SharePoint and shows you how to movedata back and forth between these tools and Excel Shows you how to leverage relational databases, slice data intovarious views to gain different visibility perspectives, createeye-catching visualizations and dashboards, automate SQL Serverdata retrieval and integration, and publish dashboards and reportsto the web Details how you can use SQL Server’s built-in functionsto analyze large amounts of data, Excel pivot tables to access andreport OLAP data, and PowerPivot to create powerful reportingmechanisms You’ll get on top of the Microsoft BI stack and all it cando to enhance Excel data analysis with this one-of-a-kind guidewritten for Excel analysts just like you.
Computers by Darvish Shadravan,Penelope Coventry,Thomas Resing,Christina Wheeler
Conquer SharePoint 2013—from the inside out! You’re beyond the basics, so dive right into SharePoint 2013—and really put your business collaboration platform to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting techniques, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts facilitate information sharing across the enterprise—and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Efficiently manage documents throughout the enterprise Build team sites and collaborate with Microsoft OneNote and SkyDrive Design workflows with SharePoint Designer and Microsoft Visio Produce e-forms using Microsoft InfoPath and Access Manage community sites using business social features Connect SharePoint to external data and business systems Create business intelligence dashboards and key performance indicators Customize and control Sharepoint enterprise search
Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Office! Designed to help you practice and prepare for four Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams, this all-in-one study guide features: Full, objective-by-objective exam coverage Easy-to-follow procedures and illustrations to review essential skills Hands-on practice tasks to apply what you've learned Includes downloadable practice files Use the in-depth exam prep, practice, and review to help advance your proficiency with Microsoft Office–and earn the credential that proves it!
As the fastest growing dashboarding solution on the market, Xcelsius is an intuitive stand-alone Windows application that enables Excel users to transform the contents of an ordinary Excel spreadsheet into an engaging, interactive Flash-based dashboard Offers step-by-step instruction on the wide array of functionality that Xcelsius has to offer so that readers can complete mini-dashboards of increasing complexity with each chapter Addresses how to prepare Excel spreadsheets for use with Xcelsius dashboards and then use basic components of Xcelsius (charts, buttons, labels) Shows ways to add advanced functionality to dashboards (gauges, sliders, maps) and create interactive business calculators with Xcelsius Discusses integrating Xcelsius reports into PowerPoint slides, Web pages, and e-mail
Computers by Christopher Webb,Crossjoin Consulting Limited
Author: Christopher Webb,Crossjoin Consulting Limited
Power Query for Power BI and Excel is a book for people who are tired of copying and pasting data into Excel worksheets. Power Query, part of the Microsoft Power BI suite, is a tool that automates the process of getting data into Excel and will save you hours of dull, repetitive, and error-prone work! Power Query makes it easy to extract data from many different data sources, filter that data, aggregate it, clean it and perform calculations on it, finally loading that data into either your worksheet or directly into the new Excel 2013 Data Model used by Power Pivot. This concise, practical book provides a complete guide to Power Query and how to use it to solve all of your Excel data-loading problems. Power Query for Power BI and Excel goes well beyond the surface of what Power Query can do. The book goes deep into the underlying M language, showing you how to do amazing things that aren’t going to be possible from just the GUI interface that is covered in most other books. You’ll have full command of the GUI, and you’ll be able to drop into the M language to go beyond what the GUI provides. The depth in this book makes it a must-have item for anyone who is pushing Power BI and Excel to their limits in the pursuit of business intelligence from data analysis. Teaches the basics of using Power Query to load data into Excel Helps you solve common, data-related problems with Power Query Shows how to write your own solutions in the powerful M language
Learn to build professional and powerful dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Excel About This Book This book provides a core foundation for you to understand the ever-changing Microsoft Power BI Through this book, you'll understand how data flows and is secured between Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Excel You'll see how to create amazing dashboards using various tools such as Excel 2016, Power BI, Jet Express, and more Who This Book Is For This book is geared up for analysts and accountants keen on building and maintaining professional dashboards with Microsoft Excel 2016 for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 data, and building financials with visuals using the New Jet Reports Express Tool for Dynamics GP. An introduction is provided for those who want to maintain dashboards in Microsoft Power BI. What You Will Learn Use GP Data in Excel 2016 in a meaningful way Build basic financial statements using Jet Reporting Express, including visualizations Understand the foundation of Power BI and its components Get and maintain data from Dynamics GP in Power BI Find out how to use the Power BI Query Editor (the Get and Transform feature in Excel 2016) Format basic visualizations to get better insights Understand Jet Reports Express, which is used to create basic financial statements Use the new Dynamics GP features, such as OData and adding Power BI tiles on the home page In Detail Microsoft Dynamics GP is a complete ERP solution that is extremely beneficial for small to midsize organizations in helping them grow exponentially. The book shows you in detail how to build great-looking dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP that enhance a company's decision-making processes. This guide will take you from the basics of setting up and deploying to creating secure, refreshable Excel reports. Using a whole host of tools available within Microsoft Dynamics GP and Excel, this tutorial will show you how to visualize your data using simple conditional formatting techniques and easy-to-read charts, and allow you to make your data interactive with slicers. We will also cover core topics such as Business Analyzer, Microsoft SQL Reporting services reports, BI360, and more. You will find out to use Power BI, share and refresh data and dashboards in Power BI, and use Power BI Query Editor. By the end of this book, you will have all the information required to build interactive dashboards using Dynamics GP. Style and approach The book takes a step-by-step approach and contains real-world examples that provide the building blocks to create engaging dashboards. This practical guide is all about doing. Get your data, open up Excel, and go!
This issue delivers concrete suggestions for optimally using data visualization in evaluation, as well as suggestions for best practices in data visualization design. It focuses on specific quantitative and qualitative data visualization approaches that include data dashboards, graphic recording, and geographic information systems (GIS). Readers will get a step-by-step process for designing an effective data dashboard system for programs and organizations, and various suggestions to improve their utility. The next section illustrates the role that graphic recording can play in helping programs and evaluators understand and communicate the mission and impact that an intervention is having in a democratic and culturally competent way. The GIS section provides specific examples of how mapped data can be used to understand program implementation and effectiveness, and the influence that the environment has on these outcomes. Discusses best practices that inform and shape our data visualization design choices Highlights the best use of each tool/approach Provides suggestions for effective practice Discuss the strengths and limitations of each approach in evaluation practice This is the 140th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Dear Reader, For 15 years I have used Microsoft Excel professionally, teaching and working in multinational companies. This book is a fast and affordable way to learn Microsoft Excel; and it was designed for users that are starting their journey or want to review the basics of how to build a beautiful Dashboard using PivotTables, slicers, timeline, setup the printing, and more.Also, in this book with MORE THAN 250 IMAGES, you will have the chance to create beautiful customized charts through FOUR warm-up exercises in the beginning of the book. You will follow step-by-step instructions on the creation of a Dynamic Infographic Dashboard, and several customized infographics, rapidly increasing your knowledge. Take this opportunity to learn in few hours by creating a project with a beginning, middle and end. Take this opportunity to learn Microsoft Excel! * If you want to expand your knowledge of the wonderful tool that is Ms Excel, check out my other publications that are focused on market needs and fast learning.Thank you for Creating and Learning.Roger F. Silva
Learn how to create Pivot Tables quickly and easily with this step-by-step guide! Updated for Microsoft(r) Excel(r) 2016! This book provides easy to follow step-by-step examples with screenshots demonstrating how to create Pivot Tables and basic Dashboards. In just a few short hours, you'll learn how to: Organize and summarize data Format & filter Pivot Table results Create Pivot Charts Display averages & percentages Group data into predefined ranges Use Slicers Rank results Apply calculated fields Create Pivot Table reports from imported files And more! In addition to the above, you will also learn how to create, format, and update a basic Dashboard using Pivot Table data. Including how to incorporate charts and performance symbols into your reporting. A great resource for: Business Analysts Data Analysts Financial Analysts Administrative and Support staff Imagine the time you'll save by not having to search the internet or help files to learn the most practical ways of using one of Microsoft(r) Excel's(r) best features!
For you to meet up with the increase in demand and information requirement, you will need a flexible and integrated business intelligence solution that facilitates more informed and timely decision. Excel dashboard is the solution.
In Excel 2016 gibt es mehr als 400 Funktionen, von ABRUNDEN bis ZZR. Aber welche der vielen Funktionen erleichtert Ihnen Ihre Arbeit? Wie setzen Sie die Funktionen richtig ein? Wie lautet die Syntax? Dieses Buch stellt Excel-Einsteigern die 150 nützlichsten Excel-Funktionen ausführlich vor. Der richtige Gebrauch wird anhand von Alltagsbeispielen deutlich. Hier sind nur drei: Löschen Sie überflüssige und unschöne Leerzeichen in Ihren Tabellen, analysieren Sie die Leistungsverteilung in einer Schulklasse (oder einem Verkaufsteam), vergleichen Sie Kredite mit unterschiedlichen Laufzeiten und ermitteln Sie mit ZZR die Anzahl der Zahlungsperioden bei einer vorgegebenen Rückzahlungsrate.
A step-by-step tutorial with focused examples that builds progressively from basic to advanced topics and helps you create business intelligence reports and dashboards quickly and efficiently using the PowerPivot add-in.This book is ideal for data analysts, reporting and MIS professionals, business analysts, managers, dashboard makers, business intelligence professionals, self-service business intelligence personnel, and students. It is assumed that you have basic data analysis skills and intermediate level Excel skills. Familiarity with Pivot Tables as well as basic knowledge of VBA scripting and SharePoint will be useful but not necessary.