Dashboards for Excel

Dashboards for Excel

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Dashboards for Excel is your key to creating informative, actionable, and interactive dashboards that will have your managers singing your praises. The 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. Throughout the book, the reader is challenged to think about Excel and data analytics differentlya€”that is, to think outside the cell. This book will show you how to create dashboards in Excel quickly and effectively. Dona€™t waita€”get started today. Covers advanced Excel techniques mixing formulas and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to create interactive dashboards Shows how dynamic charts and tables can be used to create dashboards that are constantly up-to-date and providing fresh information. Demonstrates how to display important data summaries, analytics, and visualization all in the same Excel window! Builds on a firm foundation of industry best practices and the authora€™s hard won real-world experience What youa€™ll learn Learn the visualization tools, charts, tables, and graphs important to management. Understand what management doesna€™t want to see in a report Turn around dashboards faster and cheaper than ever before Understand the key role dashboards play in an organization Analyze real-world dashboards to apply important features to your own organization Utilize understated, but powerful, Excel formulas and VBA code Avoid common pitfalls in Excel development and dashboard creation Who this book is for This book is for many people. Ita€™s for the developer who isna€™t satisfied by accepting Excela€™s so-called limitations, who feels that with some creativity, spreadsheets can become a powerful and informative decision engine. Ita€™s for the Excel user who has spent hoursa€”even outside of worka€”experimenting with Excel formulas and macros in an attempt to find a better, more efficient way to complete a task. Ita€™s for the user who believes in the power of the spreadsheet.In this book, wea#39;ll go one-step further and refer to these reports as decision support systems. ... The dashboard guru Stephen Few was frustrated that vendors and the business intelligence community often misused the term dashboard. Thusanbsp;...

Title:Dashboards for Excel
Author:Jordan Goldmeier, Purnachandra Duggirala
Publisher:Apress - 2015-11-18


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