New features added to Excel beginning with the 2016 release offers tremendous opportunities to improve Excel-based reporting for financial and operational reporting. Data models, Power Query, Data Analysis Expressions, Power Pivot, and many other tools can help you to create more powerful reports and schedules in less time than ever. Bundle these tools with some of Excel's "legacy" features, and you have significant new opportunities to improve your Excel-based reporting environments.
Upon completing this course, you should be able to:
- Name at least three deficiencies associated with traditional Excel-based reporting practices
- Distinguish between the roles of tools such as Power Query, Power Pivot, and Data Analysis Expressions in next-generation Excel-based reports
- Cite the steps for creating data queries and transformations using Power Query
- Identify the opportunities for managing Data Models in Power Pivot
- List the steps necessary for summarizing data from a Data Model using a PivotTable
- Specify examples of formatting options and tools that you can use to enhance the appearance of an Excel-based report