With over 750 million users worldwide, Microsoft Excel is the traditional tool of choice for presenting and analyzing data. Excel continues to be the # 1 platform when it comes to analyzing database, finding information, preparing charts and presenting them to decision makers. In that sense, Microsoft Excel plays a very important role in every organization. With Excel 2016, Microsoft announced some forward thinking built in Business Intelligence (BI) features that could make it the new BI tool of choice as well.
Millions of people and businesses rely on excel every day to keep their businesses running. No matter how many big & expensive software’s your organizations have, no matter how many dollars have been spent on them, the reality is that majority of that data is exported through excel to make decisions for analysis. It is really an exciting time for excel users. The new tools like PowerPivot, Power Query, Power Map & Power View give new dimensions to the excel users to move ahead in Business Intelligence.
The word I think describes Microsoft Excel best is “FREEDOM.” Most of the features are really exciting which create a WOW factor for excel users and businesses. I must say “EXCEL FUTURE IS NOW!” The Microsoft Excel team is continuously innovating new tools for excel and most of them are now related to Business Intelligence. These skills are in high demand by employers because they not only provide new insights for decision makers, but they also allow us to create automated systems that save time and money. Putting these tools in front of millions of Excel users will make Excel a vital part of Business Intelligence solutions and workflows.
“EXCEL IS A LANGUAGE SPOKEN ALMOST IN ALL OFFICES”
About the Author:
Rahim Zulfiqar Ali is an Associate Trainer at Learning Minds Group (LMG). He is a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in Excel. He is one of the youngest Microsoft Excel trainers in Pakistan. He has been giving Microsoft Office trainings for the past 5 years. He welcomes innovation and is always open to new ideas.
To understand Business Intelligence tools in excel below is the visualization example:
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