Excel Dashboards and Reports for Dummies, 3rd Edition
By Michael Alexander
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: December 2015
Pages: 384

Learn to:

  • Analyze data and report it in a way that makes sense
  • Slice and dice data from different perspectives
  • Create eye-catching and understandable reports, visualizations, and dashboards
  • Automate redundant reporting

Make the most of your data using the power of Excel

When you think of data, do you see endless rows and columns? Excel Dashboards & Reports For Dummies is here to put an end to mind-numbing spreadsheets and shows you how to make the most of your data by exploring new ways to conceptualize and present key information. Get ready to improve your professional capabilities by leaps and bounds!

  • Let's get started — uncover best practices for setting up the source data for your dashboards and reports and explore key Excel functions that help you build effective dashboard models
  • Build your dashboard — look at the various techniques you can use to visualize data without the use of charts or graphs and discover how pivot tables can enhance your analytical and reporting capabilities
  • Know your components — find out how to represent trending across multiple series and distinct time periods, explore how best to use charts to group data, and uncover techniques that can help you display and measure performance
  • Advance your techniques — leverage macros to automate your reporting systems, provide your clients with simple interfaces, and explore vibrant pivot slicers

Open the book and find:

  • A quick look at dashboard design principles
  • The lowdown on the pivotal pivot table
  • Advanced reporting techniques you should know
  • Tips for using external data for your dashboards and reports
  • How to share your workbook with the outside world
  • Ten chart design principles
  • Questions to ask before distributing your dashboard
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