Dashboards for Excel by Jordan Goldmeier

By Jordan Goldmeier

The ebook takes a hands-on method of constructing dashboards, from educating clients on complicated Excel options to addressing dashboard pitfalls universal within the actual international. Dashboards for Excel is your key to making informative, actionable, and interactive dashboards and choice help structures. in the course of the e-book, the reader is challenged to contemplate Excel and information analytics in a different way - that's, to imagine open air the mobilephone. This e-book indicates you ways to create dashboards in Excel speedy and successfully.

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Google is your best friend. If you’re ever stuck on a problem, simply ask Google the same way you might your friend. Usually, you’ll see the results of Excel forums with folks asking the very same questions. com Chandoo This site, by Purna “Chandoo” Duggirala, is a phenomenal resource for every Excel developer, from novice to professional. Chandoo covers many topics including dashboards, VBA, data visualization, and formula techniques. His site is also host to a thriving online forum community.

Beware not to take any visualization metaphor too far. • Just because it’s information presented in a seemingly professional way, don’t trust it outright. • Technology isn’t the problem, though it often receives the blame. • Dashboards and business analytics applications help make good decisions, but you shouldn’t rely on them such that your view of other information becomes obscured. • At the end of the day, it’s all about communication. S. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released several dashboards reflecting its internal operations and requirements.

But Excel cannot replace your company’s database. Many people will use Excel like a database and not even realize it. When they need to make a report for a given month, they’ll copy the tab from last month and then dump in the required table or make changes to their pivot table. I won’t argue that you can do this with Excel, but it’s not a good practice, and it leads to problems (see the opening to this chapter). Specifically, it requires that you disconnect the information from the copied sheet and run through a series of rote steps to update it.

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