Do most of your Excel reports look somewhat like these gray
Excel users in more than half the countries in the world use
Excel templates like these to create reports for their clients,
co-workers, managers, or investors. You can do the same with
your own reports.
These reports look like they came from the pages of a business magazine, or from the business graphics department of a high-priced consulting firm. Unless you tell your managers, they probably won't guess that you created the reports in Excel.
Excel users, our purpose is to communicate business
information clearly and quickly. Our purpose is not
impress our audience with pretty pictures.
Well-designed Excel dashboard reports offer two important benefits; one is for people who read the reports, the other is for Excel users who prepare them.
Readers get simple, professional-quality reports. This feature is important because the reports will make it easy for your readers to get more information, more quickly, than any other reporting format can provide.
And Excel users get dynamic updating, which means quick and easy reporting. Here's how...
You can update these reports quickly because they typically contain no data! Instead, they contain only a few settings, along with formulas linked to data worksheets in separate workbooks.
When it's time to update your reports, you...
Any number of DB2 and QnE2 reports can link to the same data worksheets. This means that you update your data worksheets once and then use them in any number of dynamically updated reports.
This reporting strategy can...
I designed these reports to avoid Worksheet Hell. The reports all link to two simple data worksheets. One contains actual performance data, the other contains target data. (If you don't need target data, just enter zeros for your targets.)
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