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
Create dynamic dashboards and put your data on display withFor Dummies No matter what business you’re in, reports have become astaple of the workplace, but what good is a report if no reads it,or even worse, understands it? This all new edition of ExcelDashboards & Reports For Dummies is here to help you makemeaning of all your data and turn it into clear and actionablevisualizations. Fully updated for the latest business intelligenceand spreadsheet tools in Excel 2013, this book shows you how toanalyze large amounts of data, quickly slice data into variousviews on the fly, automate redundant reporting, create eye-catchingvisualizations, and more. Helps you move beyond reporting data with simple tables, rows,and columns to designing high-impact reports, dashboards, andvisuals Walks you through a wide array of technical and analyticalconcepts to give you the background you need to select the righttool for interpreting and displaying data Covers how to build a chart, work with pivot tables, group andbucket your data, represent trends, create What-If analyses, andincrease the value of your reports Excel Dashboards & Reports For Dummies, 2ndEdition is the business analysis tool you need to transformyour raw data into a powerful and effective presentation that isaccessible to everyone.
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.
Follow real-life, step-by-step examples that provide the building blocks to build engaging dashboards. This practical guide is all about doing. Get your data, open up Excel, and go!You don't need to be an expert to get the most out of your Dynamics GP implementation and build great-looking, easily maintained dashboards using Microsoft Excel. If you have a working knowledge of Dynamics and Excel you'll be producing amazing dashboards in hours not days.
THE DEFINITIVE, COMPREHENSIVE, OFFICIAL GUIDE TO XCELSIUS 2008 DASHBOARDS Using Xcelsius, you can create powerful, interactive dashboards, gather data from spreadsheets or databases, and deliver knowledge that can be instantly understood and acted upon. Now there’s a definitive, authoritative guide to making the most of Xcelsius 2008, the newest version of this breakthrough product. Loren Abdulezer, editor-in-chief of Xcelsius Journal, shares insider’s knowledge that goes far beyond any other book or online help resource. Abdulezer introduces Xcelsius 2008, reviews its core concepts, and demonstrates the wide range of dashboards it can create. After you know what’s possible, you’ll go deep inside Xcelsius, gaining hands-on experience with every feature you need to master. You’ll learn how to quickly represent any data with charting components; use dials, gauges, and speedometers; incorporate multiple layers in your dashboards and visualizations; use Xcelsius to perform more useful analyses and manage more interactively; work with maps, demographics, and segmented data; create “smart data” and alerts; and much more. Abdulezer offers tips and tricks you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll learn how to work with data that isn’t rock-solid--and even how to create your own custom components that go beyond Xcelsius’s built-in features. Whether you’re a business intelligence or database professional, power user, developer, or consultant, this book will help you create superior Xcelsius dashboards--and make better decisions. THE ONLY XCELSIUS 2008 DASHBOARDING BOOK YOU NEED Use Xcelsius 2008 to get better answers, identify emerging trends and opportunities, and manage more effectively Learn hands-on, through step-by-step examples using real business data Discover tips and tricks proven in real-world environments Deliver dashboard content in whatever format works best: as HTML pages, PowerPoint presentations, PDF files, or Word documents Fully leverage the information in your Excel spreadsheets--and go beyond Excel to use XML source data, too Implement Xcelsius best practices drawn from the hard-won knowledge of the entire global user community ON THE WEB Registered owners of the book can find all this and more online: All sample files used in the book Additional guides and tutorials to help you build dashboards Templates and example files for new dashboard interfaces
Microsoft’s revolutionary Power Pivot is a tool that allows users to create and transform data into reports and dashboards in new and much more powerful ways using the most-used analytical tool in the world: Excel. This book, written by a member of Microsoft’s Power Pivot team, provides a practical step by step guide on creating a financial dashboard. The book covers in detail how to combine and shape the relevant data, build the dashboard in Excel, providing layout and design tips and tricks, prepare the model to work with fiscal dates, and show values used in many financial reports, including year-to-date, variance-to-target, percentage-of-total, and running totals reports. Accessibly written, this book offers readers a practical, real-world scenario and can be used as a day-to-day reference. Though the guide focuses on Power Pivot for Excel 2010, a chapter that discusses Power View—compatible with Excel 2013— and Power BI is also included.
Web sites, collaboration, document management, paperless offices—we want it all in business today, but how do we achieve all of these goals? More importantly, if you work for one of the millions of small-to-medium-sized businesses, how do you find the time to build the expertise necessary to reach these goals? Even the most powerful tool will not allow you to succeed unless you can get the majority of your staff to use it efficiently and effectively. You need a guide that demonstrates a platform that small-to-medium-sized businesses can use to reach these goals. Office and SharePoint 2010 User’s Guide demystifies the path that every Microsoft Office user can follow to benefit from the synergism of tools they are already familiar with. Together with SharePoint 2010, users can achieve goals like web sites with a consistent single view, improved collaboration within their organization, and better document management, and may even get one step closer to the paperless office we’ve been promised for years. This book has topics for Office users of all skill levels, from those just starting to use Office tools to experienced power users. It examines each major Office tool and shows how it contributes to the support and use of SharePoint in today’s increasingly electronic-based office environment. What you’ll learn How to access, customize, share, and extend SharePoint document libraries in conjunction with Word, Excel, and other Office products Different ways of working through Office while interacting with SharePoint, like synchronizing your calendar and contacts, exporting databases, and modifying them with SharePoint’s list view The best ways of managing content across teams and your entire organization What it really means to leverage all of SharePoint’s capabilities by tying them directly into the Office applications you use every day Who this book is for This book is the perfect reference for anyone who works at a company or organization that is using or planning to use either Windows SharePoint Services 4.0 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010. This is the book for anyone who wants to make a difference by developing content and collaboration, and who wants to benefit from the synergism that working with several Microsoft products can provide. Table of Contents An Overview of SharePoint SharePoint Lists Creating Content Pages Using Your Document Library with Microsoft Office Using Outlook Managing Lists with Access Managing SharePoint Lists from Excel Publishing Excel with Excel Services An Introduction to Creating Forms with InfoPath Publishing InfoPath Forms in SharePoint Libraries Peer-to-Peer Collaboration with SharePoint Workspace Additional Supporting Libraries
Thorough coverage of development in SharePoint 2013 A team of well-known Microsoft MVPs joins forces in this fullyupdated resource, providing you with in-depth coverage ofdevelopment tools in the latest iteration of the immensely popularSharePoint. From building solutions to building custom workflow andcontent management applications, this book shares field-tested bestpractices on all aspect of SharePoint 2013 development. Offers a thorough look at Windows Azure and SharePoint2013 Includes new chapters on Application Life Cycle Management,developing apps in SharePoint, and building PerformancePointDashboards in SharePoint Professional SharePoint 2013 Development is an essentialSharePoint developer title.