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Make light of year-end reporting with Excel Cube Formula Reports

Excel Cube Formula Reporting with Microsoft Analysis Services

Excelcraft's multi-media training kits focus on building cube formula reports and dashboards with data sourced either from PowerPivot models or from Analysis Services Multidimensional cubes/ Tabular models. Learn more...

Excel 2013 Data Model

This video will help you learn:

  • if your version of Excel 2013 has it
  • some advantages the Data Model offers

Using Slicers in Excel Cube Formula Reports

Users of Excel 2010/2013 may be familiar with using Slicers to filter data in a PivotTable. But they can also significantly enhance the user experience with reports and dashboards built from Excel cube functions.

Getting tabular data from Analysis Services cubes using a PivotTable

Analysis Services cubes commonly have user-defined hierarchies, such as a date hierarchy. Getting a table of data at the right level of detail can be tricky. Large PivotTables can be slow to set up and manipulate. Learn more on how best to complete this task.

Excel and Power Pivot for accountants and finance managers

Excel, Power Pivot, and cube formula reporting can be enormously powerful tools in the hands of accountants and finance managers, Click here to learn more.

Small Business Intelligence

In addition to providing self-service, personal BI in larger organizations Power Pivot for Excel is an inexpensive BI tool for finance professionals who manage the accounting and reporting for small businesses using QuickBooks. The section on Small Business Intelligence will includes a growing collection of articles on leveraging QuickBooks data using Power Pivot for Excel

Slicing and dicing text values in a PivotTable

From time to time you may want to retrieve text (as opposed to numeric) values into a PivotTable to slice-dice-pivot the text. Or you want to get properties/attributes of a dimension member in a PowerPivot model using Excel cube functions. Here is one solution.

Two ways to create a PivotTable from an Excel range using Excel 2010

Learn how to build your PivotTable and get the benefits of Excel's OLAP Tools

One of Excel's best kept secrets

Some reports, such as financial reports, require a very specific layout that PivotTables don't allow. Find out how Excel Cube Functions make it easy to build these reports and stay live-linked to your database. Helps with dashboards too!

Business Modeling and Planning with PowerPivot

PowerPivot for Excel does not support write-back to a data model and as Personal BI it is not intended for shared usage. But it still offers some planning capabilities. This multi-part section describes how.

Excel Balance Sheet

Building Actual vs. Budget comparisons into your Excel dashboards

The frequent requirement to compare actual performance to budget can be difficult to achieve with a Pivot Table because Actual and Budget data often come from two different sources. With PowerPivot or the Excel 2013 Data Model you can leverage cube functions to obtain the layout you need. Part 2 explains how you can add sparkline charts and KPI status and trend icons.

Cell Mate

Check out Cell Mate for a various wish-I'd-known-that-before video Excel tips, trickery, and shortcuts, many demonstrated with videos.

Excel 2013 vs Excel 2010: Incompatibilities relating to Linked Tables

If you upgrade an Excel/PowerPivot 2010 workbook to Excel 2013 your Linked Tables may not behave the way you expect.


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