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Master the analysis and business modeling techniques that help you transform your data into bottom-line results. Award-winning business professor and corporate consultant Wayne Winston shares the best of his real-world experience in this practical guidenow updated for Excel 2007. Use Waynes proven practices and hands-on exercises to help you work smarter, make better decisions, and gain the competitive edge.

Solve real-world business problems with Excel 2007!

  • Maximize profitsdetermine NPV, optimize your product mix, calculate ROI
  • Create best, worst, and most-likely case scenarios for sales
  • Analyze investment performance and help minimize risk
  • Track your personal finances, calculate loan terms, and plan for retirement
  • Use trend and seasonality to forecast revenue
  • Estimate a products demand curve and manage inventory with precision Interpret the effects of price and advertising on sales
  • Assign a dollar value to customer loyalty
  • Solve work scheduling problems and shorten wait times for customer service queues
  • PLUSpredict outcomes of sporting events, presidential elections, and more!

CD Includes:

  • Sample files from each chapter
  • Problem-and-solution setsbuild your expertise!
  • Fully searchable eBook

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This guide to PowerPivot, an application plug-in designed to give regular users of Microsoft Excel access to professional level business intelligence data management and report generation, provides step-by-step instructions for mastering the DAX PowerPivot database query and calculation language and creating accurate data-driven reports and presentations. Topics discussed include DAX syntax, data models, PivotTables and the distribution of reports through Microsoft SharePoint. An included DVD-ROM provides an ebook version of the text, the example Excel workbooks used throughout the volume and access to a sample database that users who don't have their own business database server can use to run example programs. Russo and Ferrari are Microsoft business intelligence experts, consultants and trainers. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning introduces PowerPivot in Excel 2010 to power users and data analysts who want to give their data meaning by creating their own Business Intelligence models. And with Microsoft Excel 2010: Data Analysis and Business Modeling, you'll learn the best ways to use Office Excel 2010 for data analysis and business modeling. Award-winning professor and statistician Wayne Winston shares practical examples to help you transform data into bottom-line results. Web site includes practice files.

The two books included in this kit are:

  • 9780735640580 Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010
  • 9780735643369 Microsoft Office Excel 2007: Data Analysis and Business Modeling, 3E

Synopsis:

Transform your skills, data, and businesswith the power users guide to PowerPivot for Excel. Led by two business intelligence (BI) experts, youll learn how to create and share your own BI solutions using software you already know and love: Microsoft Excel. Discover how to extend your existing skills, using the PowerPivot add-in to quickly turn mass quantities of data into meaningful information and on-the-job resultsno programming required. The book introduces you to PowerPivot functionality, then takes a pragmatic approach to understanding and working with data models, data loading, data manipulation with Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), simple-to-sophisticated calculations, what-if analysis, and PowerPivot patterns. Learn how to create your own, “self-service” BI solutions, then share your results effortlessly across your organization using Microsoft SharePoint®.

About the Author

ALBERTO FERRARI is a consultant and trainer who specializes in developing Microsoft Business Intelligence solutions, including guiding software organizations through the design of complex BI solutions. He is the coauthor of Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services and SQLBI Methodology (with Russo).

Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction to Excel 2007: Whats New?Chapter 1: Range NamesChapter 2: Lookup FunctionsChapter 3: The INDEX FunctionChapter 4: The MATCH FunctionChapter 5: Text FunctionsChapter 6: Dates and Date FunctionsChapter 7: Evaluating Investments by Using Net Present Value CriteriaChapter 8: Internal Rate of ReturnChapter 9: More Excel Financial FunctionsChapter 10: Circular ReferencesChapter 11: IF StatementsChapter 12: Time and Time FunctionsChapter 13: The Paste Special CommandChapter 14: The Auditing ToolChapter 15: Sensitivity Analysis with Data TablesChapter 16: The Goal Seek CommandChapter 17: Using the Scenario Manager for Sensitivity AnalysisChapter 18: The COUNTIF, COUNTIFS, COUNT, COUNTA, and COUNTBLANK FunctionsChapter 19: The SUMIF, AVERAGEIF, SUMIFS, and AVERAGEIFS FunctionsChapter 20: The OFFSET FunctionChapter 21: The INDIRECT FunctionChapter 22: Conditional FormattingChapter 23: Sorting in ExcelChapter 24: TablesChapter 25: Spin Buttons, Scroll Bars, Option Buttons, Check Boxes, Combo Boxes, and Group List BoxesChapter 26: An Introduction to Optimization with Excel SolverChapter 27: Using Solver to Determine the Optimal Product MixChapter 28: Using Solver to Schedule Your WorkforceChapter 29: Using Solver to Solve Transportation or Distribution ProblemsChapter 30: Using Solver for Capital BudgetingChapter 31: Using Solver for Financial PlanningChapter 32: Using Solver to Rate Sports TeamsChapter 33: Importing Data from a Text File or DocumentChapter 34: Importing Data from the InternetChapter 35: Validating DataChapter 36: Summarizing Data by Using HistogramsChapter 37: Summarizing Data by Using Descriptive StatisticsChapter 38: Using PivotTables to Describe DataChapter 39: Summarizing Data with Database Statistical FunctionsChapter 40: Filtering Data and Removing DuplicatesChapter 41: Consolidating DataChapter 42: Creating SubtotalsChapter 43: Estimating Straight Line RelationshipsChapter 44: Modeling Exponential GrowthChapter 45: The Power CurveChapter 46: Using Correlations to Summarize RelationshipsChapter 47: Introduction to Multiple RegressionChapter 48: Incorporating Qualitative Factors into Multiple RegressionChapter 49: Modeling Nonlinearities and InteractionsChapter 50: Analysis of Variance: One-Way ANOVAChapter 51: Randomized Blocks and Two-Way ANOVAChapter 52: Using Moving Averages to Understand Time SeriesChapter 53: Winters MethodChapter 54: Forecasting in the Presence of Special EventsChapter 55: An Introduction to Random VariablesChapter 56: The Binomial, Hypergeometric, and Negative Binomial Random VariablesChapter 57: The Poisson and Exponential Random VariableChapter 58: The Normal Random VariableChapter 59: Weibull and Beta Distributions: Modeling Machine Life and Duration of a ProjectChapter 60: Introduction to Monte Carlo SimulationChapter 61: Calculating an Optimal BidChapter 62: Simulating Stock Prices and Asset Allocation ModelingChapter 63: Fun and Games: Simulating Gambling and Sporting Event ProbabilitiesChapter 64: Using Resampling to Analyze DataChapter 65: Pricing Stock OptionsChapter 66: Determining Customer ValueChapter 67: The Economic Order Quantity Inventory ModelChapter 68: Inventory Modeling with Uncertain DemandChapter 69: Queuing Theory: The Mathematics of Waiting in LineChapter 70: Estimating a Demand CurveChapter 71: Pricing Products by Using Tie-InsChapter 72: Pricing Products by Using Subjectively Determined DemandChapter 73: Nonlinear PricingChapter 74: Array Formulas and FunctionsAbout the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9780735640580
Author:
Russo, Marco
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Author:
Winston, Wayne L.
Author:
Ferrari, Al
Author:
berto
Author:
Ferrari, Alberto
Subject:
Database Management - Database Mining
Subject:
Spreadsheets - Excel
Subject:
Spreadsheets - General
Subject:
Computers-Reference - General
Subject:
Data Analysis;LINQ;Microsoft Excel;SQL BI;SharePoint
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Business Skills
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.00 x 7.38 in

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"Synopsis" by , Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Give Your Data Meaning introduces PowerPivot in Excel 2010 to power users and data analysts who want to give their data meaning by creating their own Business Intelligence models. And with Microsoft Excel 2010: Data Analysis and Business Modeling, you'll learn the best ways to use Office Excel 2010 for data analysis and business modeling. Award-winning professor and statistician Wayne Winston shares practical examples to help you transform data into bottom-line results. Web site includes practice files.

The two books included in this kit are:

  • 9780735640580 Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010
  • 9780735643369 Microsoft Office Excel 2007: Data Analysis and Business Modeling, 3E

"Synopsis" by ,

Transform your skills, data, and businesswith the power users guide to PowerPivot for Excel. Led by two business intelligence (BI) experts, youll learn how to create and share your own BI solutions using software you already know and love: Microsoft Excel. Discover how to extend your existing skills, using the PowerPivot add-in to quickly turn mass quantities of data into meaningful information and on-the-job resultsno programming required. The book introduces you to PowerPivot functionality, then takes a pragmatic approach to understanding and working with data models, data loading, data manipulation with Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), simple-to-sophisticated calculations, what-if analysis, and PowerPivot patterns. Learn how to create your own, “self-service” BI solutions, then share your results effortlessly across your organization using Microsoft SharePoint®.

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