Learn to use Excel dashboards and reports to better conceptualize data
Updated for all the?latest features and capabilities of Excel 2013, this go-to resource provides you with in-depth coverage of the individual functions and tools that can be used to create?compelling Excel reports. Veteran author Michael Alexander walks you through the most effective ways to present and report data. Featuring a comprehensive review of a wide array of technical and analytical concepts, this essential guide helps you go from reporting data with simple tables full of dull numbers to presenting key information through the use of high-impact, meaningful reports and dashboards that will wow management both visually and substantively.Details how to analyze large amounts of data and report the results in a way that is both visually attractive and effectiveDescribes how to use different perspectives to achieve better visibility into data, as well as how to slice data into various views on the flyShows how to automate redundant reporting and analysis processesWalks you through creating impressive dashboards, eye-catching visualizations, and real-world What-If analyses
"Excel Dashboards and Reports, Second Edition" is part technical manual, part analytical guidebook, and exactly what you need to become your organization's dashboard?dynamo!
Table of contents
Part I: Getting Started with Excel Dashboards Chapter 1. Introducing Dashboards Chapter 2. Table Design Best Practices Chapter 3. Using Excel Sparklines Chapter 4. Chartless Visualization Techniques Part II: Introducing Charts into Your Dashboards Chapter 5. Excel Charting for the Uninitiated Chapter 6. Working with Chart Series Chapter 7. Formatting and Customizing Charts Chapter 8. Components That Show Trending Chapter 9. Components That Group Data Chapter 10. Components That Show Performance Against a Target Part III: Advanced Dashboarding Concepts Chapter 11. Developing Your Data Model Chapter 12. Adding Interactive Controls to Your Dashboard Chapter 13. Macro-Charged Reporting Part IV: Pivot Table Driven Dashboards Chapter 14. Using Pivot Tables Chapter 15. Using Pivot Charts Chapter 16. Adding Interactivity with Slicers Chapter 17. Using the Internal Data Model and Power View Part V: Working with the Outside World Chapter 18. Integrating External Data into Excel Reporting Chapter 19. Sharing Your Work with the Outside World
About The Author
John Walkenbach, a.k.a. Mr. Spreadsheet, is arguably the world's foremost authority on Microsoft Excel. His fifty-plus Excel books include Excel 2013 Power Programming with VBA, Excel 2013 Formulas, and the bestselling Excel 2013 Bible, all published by Wiley. He has also written hundreds of articles and software reviews, and created the award-winning Power Utility Pak add-in for Excel.
John lives in Tucson, Arizona. He also plays the banjo - but don't let that prevent you from buying his books.
Mike Alexander is a Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) and author of several books on advanced business analysis with Microsoft Access and Excel. He has more than 16 years’ experience consulting and developing Office solutions. Mike has been named a Microsoft MVP for his ongoing contributions to the Excel community. You can visit Mike at www.datapigtechnologies.com, where he regularly shares Excel and Access tips and techniques.