Author: Wayne Winston

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509304223

Category: Computers

Page: 984

View: 8574

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2016, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel’s newest tools to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. This edition adds 150+ new problems with solutions, plus a chapter of basic spreadsheet models to make sure you’re fully up to speed. Solve real business problems with Excel–and build your competitive advantage Quickly transition from Excel basics to sophisticated analytics Summarize data by using PivotTables and Descriptive Statistics Use Excel trend curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing Master advanced functions such as OFFSET and INDIRECT Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions Leverage the new charts in Excel 2016 (including box and whisker and waterfall charts) Make charts more effective by using Power View Tame complex optimizations by using Excel Solver Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models Work with the AGGREGATE function and table slicers Create PivotTables from data in different worksheets or workbooks Learn about basic probability and Bayes’ Theorem Automate repetitive tasks by using macros
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Data-Driven Techniques with Microsoft Excel

Author: Wayne L. Winston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118417305

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 8907

Helping tech-savvy marketers and data analysts solve real-world business problems with Excel Using data-driven business analytics to understand customers and improve results is a great idea in theory, but in today's busy offices, marketers and analysts need simple, low-cost ways to process and make the most of all that data. This expert book offers the perfect solution. Written by data analysis expert Wayne L. Winston, this practical resource shows you how to tap a simple and cost-effective tool, Microsoft Excel, to solve specific business problems using powerful analytic techniques—and achieve optimum results. Practical exercises in each chapter help you apply and reinforce techniques as you learn. Shows you how to perform sophisticated business analyses using the cost-effective and widely available Microsoft Excel instead of expensive, proprietary analytical tools Reveals how to target and retain profitable customers and avoid high-risk customers Helps you forecast sales and improve response rates for marketing campaigns Explores how to optimize price points for products and services, optimize store layouts, and improve online advertising Covers social media, viral marketing, and how to exploit both effectively Improve your marketing results with Microsoft Excel and the invaluable techniques and ideas in Marketing Analytics: Data-Driven Techniques with Microsoft Excel.
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Author: David Rojas

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785284037

Category: Computers

Page: 226

View: 1432

Manage, analyze, and visualize data with Microsoft Excel 2013 to transform raw data into ready to use information About This Book Create formulas to help you analyze and explain findings Develop interactive spreadsheets that will impress your audience and give them the ability to slice and dice data A step-by-step guide to learn various ways to model data for businesses with the help of Excel 2013 Who This Book Is For If you want to start using Excel 2013 for data analysis and business modeling and enhance your skills in the data analysis life cycle then this book is for you, whether you're new to Excel or experienced. What You Will Learn Discover what Excel formulas are all about and how to use them in your spreadsheet development Identify bad data and learn cleaning strategies Create interactive spreadsheets that engage and appeal to your audience Leverage Excel's powerful built-in tools to get the median, maximum, and minimum values of your data Build impressive tables and combine datasets using Excel's built-in functionality Learn the powerful scripting language VBA, allowing you to implement your own custom solutions with ease In Detail Excel 2013 is one of the easiest to use data analysis tools you will ever come across. Its simplicity and powerful features has made it the go to tool for all your data needs. Complex operations with Excel, such as creating charts and graphs, visualization, and analyzing data make it a great tool for managers, data scientists, financial data analysts, and those who work closely with data. Learning data analysis and will help you bring your data skills to the next level. This book starts by walking you through creating your own data and bringing data into Excel from various sources. You'll learn the basics of SQL syntax and how to connect it to a Microsoft SQL Server Database using Excel's data connection tools. You will discover how to spot bad data and strategies to clean that data to make it useful to you. Next, you'll learn to create custom columns, identify key metrics, and make decisions based on business rules. You'll create macros using VBA and use Excel 2013's shiny new macros. Finally, at the end of the book, you'll be provided with useful shortcuts and tips, enabling you to do efficient data analysis and business modeling with Excel 2013. Style and approach This is a step-by-step guide to performing data analysis and business modelling with Excel 2013, complete with examples and tips.
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Your visual blueprint for analyzing data, charts, and PivotTables

Author: Paul McFedries

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118780329

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 5664

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Author: Gordon S. Linoff

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119021456

Category: Computers

Page: 792

View: 1981

A practical guide to data mining using SQL and Excel Data Analysis Using SQL and Excel, 2nd Edition shows you how to leverage the two most popular tools for data query and analysis—SQL and Excel—to perform sophisticated data analysis without the need for complex and expensive data mining tools. Written by a leading expert on business data mining, this book shows you how to extract useful business information from relational databases. You'll learn the fundamental techniques before moving into the "where" and "why" of each analysis, and then learn how to design and perform these analyses using SQL and Excel. Examples include SQL and Excel code, and the appendix shows how non-standard constructs are implemented in other major databases, including Oracle and IBM DB2/UDB. The companion website includes datasets and Excel spreadsheets, and the book provides hints, warnings, and technical asides to help you every step of the way. Data Analysis Using SQL and Excel, 2nd Edition shows you how to perform a wide range of sophisticated analyses using these simple tools, sparing you the significant expense of proprietary data mining tools like SAS. Understand core analytic techniques that work with SQL and Excel Ensure your analytic approach gets you the results you need Design and perform your analysis using SQL and Excel Data Analysis Using SQL and Excel, 2nd Edition shows you how to best use the tools you already know to achieve expert results.
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Data Analysis and Business Modeling

Author: Wayne L. Winston

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0735642583

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 2710

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 guide—now updated for Excel 2007. Use Wayne’s 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 profits—determine 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 product’s 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 PLUS—predict outcomes of sporting events, presidential elections, and more! CD Includes: Sample files from each chapter Problem-and-solution sets—build your expertise! Fully searchable eBook A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via OReilly Medias Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit OReillys web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to [email protected]
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Give Your Data Meaning

Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735657068

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 2287

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
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Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509302816

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 1702

Renowned DAX experts Alberto Ferrari and Marco Russo teach you how to design data models for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. How can you use Excel and Power BI to gain real insights into your information? As you examine your data, how do you write a formula that provides the numbers you need? The answers to both of these questions lie with the data model. This book introduces the basic techniques for shaping data models in Excel and Power BI. It’s meant for readers who are new to data modeling as well as for experienced data modelers looking for tips from the experts. If you want to use Power BI or Excel to analyze data, the many real-world examples in this book will help you look at your reports in a different way–like experienced data modelers do. As you’ll soon see, with the right data model, the correct answer is always a simple one! By reading this book, you will: • Gain an understanding of the basics of data modeling, including tables, relationships, and keys • Familiarize yourself with star schemas, snowflakes, and common modeling techniques • Learn the importance of granularity • Discover how to use multiple fact tables, like sales and purchases, in a complex data model • Manage calendar-related calculations by using date tables • Track historical attributes, like previous addresses of customers or manager assignments • Use snapshots to compute quantity on hand • Work with multiple currencies in the most efficient way • Analyze events that have durations, including overlapping durations • Learn what data model you need to answer your specific business questions About This Book • For Excel and Power BI users who want to exploit the full power of their favorite tools • For BI professionals seeking new ideas for modeling data
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Building Data Models with PowerPivot

Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735676348

Category: Computers

Page: 487

View: 8868

Shows readers how to perform complex data analysis, create reports with the data analysis expressions language, and add hierarchies to data models to enable faster browsing.
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Author: Stephen L. Nelson,E. C. Nelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119077168

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 749

Want to take the guesswork out of analyzing data? Let Excel do all the work for you! Data collection, management and analysis is the key to making effective business decisions, and if you are like most people, you probably don't take full advantage of Excel's data analysis tools. With Excel Data Analysis For Dummies, 3rd Edition, you'll learn how to leverage Microsoft Excel to take your data analysis to new heights by uncovering what is behind all of those mind-numbing numbers. The beauty of Excel lies in its functionality as a powerful data analysis tool. This easy-to-read guide will show you how to use Excel in conjunction with external databases, how to fully leverage PivotTables and PivotCharts, tips and tricks for using Excel's statistical and financial functions, how to visually present your data so it makes sense, and information about the fancier, more advanced tools for those who have mastered the basics! Once you're up to speed, you can stop worrying about how to make use of all that data you have on your hands and get down to the business of discovering meaningful, actionable insights for your business or organization. Excel is the most popular business intelligence tool in the world, and the newest update – Microsoft Excel 2016 – features even more powerful features for data analysis and visualization. Users can slice and dice their data and create visual presentations that turn otherwise indecipherable reports into easy-to-digest presentations that can quickly and effectively illustrate the key insights you are seeking. Fully updated to cover the latest updates and features of Excel 2016 Learn useful details about statistics, analysis, and visual presentations for your data Features coverage of database and statistics functions, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and optimization modeling with Solver Helps anyone who needs insight into how to get things done with data that is unwieldy and difficult to understand With Excel Data Analysis For Dummies, 3rd Edition, you'll soon be quickly and easily performing key analyses that can drive organizational decisions and create competitive advantages.
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Author: S. Christian Albright,Wayne L. Winston,Christopher James Zappe

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: 9780534383664

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 952

View: 8588

This text presents statistical concepts and methods in a unified, modern, spreadsheet-oriented approach. Featuring a wealth of business applications, this examples-based text illustrates a variety of statistical methods to help students analyze data sets and uncover important information to aid decision-making. DATA ANALYSIS FOR MANAGERS contains professional StatPro add-ins for Microsoft Excel from Palisade, valued at one hundred fifty dollars packaged at no additional cost with every new text.
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Microsoft® Excel 2016

Author: Conrad Carlberg

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 013468382X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 562

EXCEL 2016 PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS FOR SERIOUS DATA CRUNCHERS! Now, you can apply cutting-edge predictive analytics techniques to help your business win–and you don’t need multimillion-dollar software to do it. All the tools you need are available in Microsoft Excel 2016, and all the knowledge and skills are right here, in this book! Microsoft Excel MVP Conrad Carlberg shows you how to use Excel predictive analytics to solve real problems in areas ranging from sales and marketing to operations. Carlberg offers unprecedented insight into building powerful, credible, and reliable forecasts, helping you gain deep insights from Excel that would be difficult to uncover with costly tools such as SAS or SPSS. Fully updated for Excel 2016, this guide contains valuable new coverage of accounting for seasonality and managing complex consumer choice scenarios. Throughout, Carlberg provides downloadable Excel 2016 workbooks you can easily adapt to your own needs, plus VBA code–much of it open-source–to streamline especially complex techniques. Step by step, you’ll build on Excel skills you already have, learning advanced techniques that can help you increase revenue, reduce costs, and improve productivity. By mastering predictive analytics, you’ll gain a powerful competitive advantage for your company and yourself. Learn the “how” and “why” of using data to make better decisions, and choose the right technique for each problem Capture live real-time data from diverse sources, including third-party websites Use logistic regression to predict behaviors such as “will buy” versus “won’t buy” Distinguish random data bounces from real, fundamental changes Forecast time series with smoothing and regression Account for trends and seasonality via Holt-Winters smoothing Prevent trends from running out of control over long time horizons Construct more accurate predictions by using Solver Manage large numbers of variables and unwieldy datasets with principal components analysis and Varimax factor rotation Apply ARIMA (Box-Jenkins) techniques to build better forecasts and clarify their meaning Handle complex consumer choice problems with advanced logistic regression Benchmark Excel results against R results
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Microsoft Excel 2016

Author: Conrad Carlberg

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0134840488

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 9267

USE EXCEL’S STATISTICAL TOOLS TO TRANSFORM YOUR DATA INTO KNOWLEDGE Nationally recognized Excel expert Conrad Carlberg shows you how to use Excel 2016 to perform core statistical tasks every business professional, student, and researcher should master. Using real-world examples and downloadable workbooks, Carlberg helps you choose the right technique for each problem and get the most out of Excel’s statistical features. Along the way, he clarifies confusing statistical terminology and helps you avoid common mistakes. You’ll learn how to use correlation and regression, analyze variance and covariance, and test statistical hypotheses using the normal, binomial, t, and F distributions. To help you make accurate inferences based on samples from a population, Carlberg offers insightful coverage of crucial topics ranging from experimental design to the statistical power of F tests. Updated for Excel 2016, this guide covers both modern consistency functions and legacy compatibility functions. Becoming an expert with Excel statistics has never been easier! In this book, you’ll find crystal-clear instructions, insider insights, and complete step-by-step guidance. Master Excel’s most useful descriptive and inferential statistical tools Understand how values cluster together or disperse, and how variables move or classify jointly Tell the truth with statistics—and recognize when others don’t Infer a population’s characteristics from a sample’s frequency distribution Explore correlation and regression to learn how variables move in tandem Use Excel consistency functions such as STDEV.S( ) and STDEV.P( ) Test differences between two means using z tests, t tests, and Excel’s Data Analysis Add-in Identify skewed distributions using Excel’s new built-in box-and-whisker plots and histograms Evaluate statistical power and control risk Explore how randomized block and split plot designs alter the derivation of F-ratios Use coded multiple regression analysis to perform ANOVA with unbalanced factorial designs Analyze covariance with ANCOVA, and properly use multiple covariance Take advantage of Recommended PivotTables, Quick Analysis, and other Excel 2016 shortcuts
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Modeling and Simulation

Author: Hector Guerrero

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642108358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

View: 8579

Why does the World Need—Excel Data Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation? When spreadsheets ?rst became widely available in the early 1980s, it spawned a revolution in teaching. What previously could only be done with arcane software and large scale computing was now available to the common-man, on a desktop. Also, before spreadsheets, most substantial analytical work was done outside the classroom where the tools were; spreadsheets and personal computers moved the work into the classroom. Not only did it change how the analysis curriculum was taught, but it also empowered students to venture out on their own to explore new ways to use the tools. I can’t tell you how many phone calls, of?ce visits, and/or emails I have received in my teaching career from ecstatic students crowing about what they have just done with a spreadsheet model. I have been teaching courses related to spreadsheet based analysis and modeling for about 25 years and I have watched and participated in the spreadsheet revolution.
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Author: Samuel Christian Albright,Wayne L. Winston,Christopher J. Zappe

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: 9780324663501

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1090

View: 8803

Master data analysis, modeling, and spreadsheet use with DATA ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING WITH MICROSOFT EXCEL! With a teach-by-example approach, student-friendly writing style, and complete Excel integration, this quantitative methods text provides you with the tools you need to succeed. Margin notes, boxed-in definitions and formulas in the text, enhanced explanations in the text itself, and stated objectives for the examples found throughout the text make studying easy. Problem sets and cases provide realistic examples that enable you to see the relevance of the material to your future as a business leader. The CD-ROMs packaged with every new book include the following add-ins: the Palisade Decision Tools Suite (@RISK, StatTools, PrecisionTree, TopRank, and RISKOptimizer); and SolverTable, which allows you to do sensitivity analysis. All of these add-ins have been revised for Excel 2007.
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Author: S. Christian Albright,Wayne L. Winston

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305947541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 984

View: 1092

Master data analysis, modeling, and spreadsheet use with BUSINESS ANALYTICS: DATA ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING, 6E! Popular with students, instructors, and practitioners, this quantitative methods text delivers the tools to succeed with its proven teach-by-example approach, user-friendly writing style, and complete Excel 2016 integration. It is also compatible with Excel 2013, 2010, and 2007. Completely rewritten, Chapter 17, Data Mining, and Chapter 18, Importing Data into Excel, include increased emphasis on the tools commonly included under the Business Analytics umbrella -- including Microsoft Excel’s “Power BI” suite. In addition, up-to-date problem sets and cases provide realistic examples to show the relevance of the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Danielle Stein Fairhurst

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111935756X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 4192

Make informed business decisions with the beginner's guide to financial modeling using Microsoft Excel Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies is your comprehensive guide to learning how to create informative, enlightening financial models today. Not a math whiz or an Excel power-user? No problem! All you need is a basic understanding of Excel to start building simple models with practical hands-on exercises and before you know it, you'll be modeling your way to optimized profits for your business in no time. Excel is powerful, user-friendly, and is most likely already installed on your computer—which is why it has so readily become the most popular financial modeling software. This book shows you how to harness Excel's capabilities to determine profitability, develop budgetary projections, model depreciation, project costs, value assets and more. You'll learn the fundamental best practices and know-how of financial modeling, and how to put them to work for your business and your clients. You'll learn the tools and techniques that bring insight out of the numbers, and make better business decisions based on quantitative evidence. You'll discover that financial modeling is an invaluable resource for your business, and you'll wonder why you've waited this long to learn how! Companies around the world use financial modeling for decision making, to steer strategy, and to develop solutions. This book walks you through the process with clear, expert guidance that assumes little prior knowledge. Learn the six crucial rules to follow when building a successful financial model Discover how to review and edit an inherited financial model and align it with your business and financial strategy Solve client problems, identify market projections, and develop business strategies based on scenario analysis Create valuable customized templates models that can become a source of competitive advantage From multinational corporations to the mom-and-pop corner store, there isn't a business around that wouldn't benefit from financial modeling. No need to buy expensive specialized software—the tools you need are right there in Excel. Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies gets you up to speed quickly so you can start reaping the benefits today!
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Author: Kenneth N. Berk,Patrick M. Carey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111792771

Category: Mathematics

Page: 608

View: 7169

This popular best-selling book shows students and professionals how to do data analysis with Microsoft Excel. DATA ANALYSIS WITH MICROSOFT EXCEL teaches the fundamental concepts of statistics and how to use Microsoft Excel to solve the kind of data-intensive problems that arise in business and elsewhere. Even students with no previous experience using spreadsheets will find that this text's step-by-step approach, extensive tutorials, and real-world examples make it easy to learn how to use Excel for analyzing data. A downloadable StatPlus add-in for Microsoft Excel, data sets for exercises, and interactive concept tutorials are available on the Book Companion Website. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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