PowerPivot – Inserting and working with Pivot tables

PowerPivot allows you to pivot columns of data from different tables and sources against each other. You may recall when creating pivot tables in standard Excel, one would often use Vlookups to pull all the data into one table and then create a pivot table.  This is no longer needed with PowerPivot because all the […]

Finding Your Way around Power Pivot – An Orientation

When you see Power Pivot for the first time it can be confusing.  It’s a new interface, with new ribbons and views.  Before you start working with tables of data and complex models, you need to get comfortable with the user interface.  In this article, we will take a look around Power Pivots user interface […]

Excel 101 – Getting Started with Excel 365

Everyone must start somewhere and getting started with Excel 365 will be made easy with this massive article.  Grab your coffee and get ready to learn Excel in a practical way. If you have every wondered how to use an Excel Spreadsheet and how you can learn to use Excel quickly then you have come […]

How to Reconcile Accounts using Power Query

How to Reconcile Accounts using Power Query! What? Did I hear you right? Reconciling accounts is a common task carried out by accountants on a regular and reoccurring basis.  Creditor statements and bank accounts are examples of accounts that need regular reconciliation. But what if you could create a model, within minutes, that you could […]

The Secret Power of SUMPRODUCT in Excel

SUMPRODUCT in Excel works by multiplying value pairs together and then adding the results together.  However, SUMPRODUCT is a function that accepts arrays, making it a very powerful function beyond its basic use. In this video, you will learn the secret power of SUMPRODUCT as we work through 5 different examples Basic traditional use SUMPRODUCT […]

Tips for Analyzing Categorical Data in Excel

It is often necessary to analyze different data types in Excel, including analyzing categorical data in Excel. Having opened up some blog posts to questions from you, the reader and Excel learner, Jeff sent me on this question: ” I am new to Excel and using it to start my learning journey in basic data […]

Excel’s Map Charts

Map charts can be used to visually display values and category’s across the geographical area.  These charts can be worldwide, and they can also be much closers such as your state, county or city.  In Office 365 or Excel 2019, you now have the option to use Map visualizations to view your geographical data. How […]