BI capabilities in Excel

Microsoft Excel is the most popular spreadsheet tool globally.

Although it is not the only program offering functions and Pivot Tables regarding Business Intelligence, Excel is still one of the most commonly used BI tools. With advanced excel skills you can build a simple data warehouse and BI portals. Excel has a comprehensive capability to gather and organize data, visualize data, and share information with people in your organization to support business decisions.

Simple steps for Excel BI

  • Import data from external sources with Power Query
  • Create data model
  • Analyze and visualize data: create PivotTables and drill into data by using Quick Explore. Use the Field List for a report to determine what information to display. Create scorecards that use conditional formatting and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Power Pivot to show performance. Add slicers and timeline controls to worksheets to focus on the most important information
  • Create a network solution and share data with your team

With Excel in Practice interactive courses › you will learn all the steps for simple business intelligence in Excel: from data import and data organization in a simple database to automated interactive reports, dashboards and KPIs.

Read more in our blog ›. Learn how to easily automate boring Excel tasks with the right approach and most useful Excel functions (Vlookup/Xlookup, Today, IF, Power Query…)

Watch the video on how to create a simple BI portal.