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Final Thoughts From PASS Business Analytics

As I sat at 39,000 feet flying back home to Nashville last night, I was struck at the amount of things I have seen, heard, and done in the last 6 days in the South Bay area of California.  I took a little personal detour with my sons over the weekend.  Oh my, what a beautiful [...]

By | April 23rd, 2015|Data Analysis, Excel, User Groups|0 Comments

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2015

We are so excited here at Think Data Insights. So many great things are happening in the field of business analytics. Now, more than ever before, business users can create and leverage extremely agile analytics throughout the organization. There is a revolution happening, and much of it is happening in the most unlikely of places. [...]

The Bad Way To Create An Excel Enterprise Dashboard (And What You Can Do About It)

Every organization needs to know its numbers and an Excel Enterprise Dashboard is an awesome way to make that happen. It creates a "shared picture" to inform your strategy, your direction and your current work, while leveraging existing Excel skills. That value is HUGE.  But many organizations do it the wrong way. Check out the [...]

By | December 4th, 2014|Enterprise Reporting, Excel|0 Comments

Creating Infographics with Excel, Part 3

In this post, we are going to try something more advanced. If you feel lost, try starting with Part 1. Hopefully this will inspire you and give you a flavor of what types of infographics you can create with Excel. Our subject is going to be high schools in Nashville. We are going to create [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|Excel|0 Comments

Creating Infographics with Excel, Part 2

In my last post, I described the basic steps to create an infographic in Excel: put a cut out image in front of a bar chart. However, I did not explain how to create the all-important cut out image. In this post, I will explain how to create any cut out image. True confession...I was dreading [...]

By | August 30th, 2014|Excel|0 Comments

Creating Infographics with Excel, Part 1

Infographics are powerful communication tools.  This is evidenced by how popular they are in magazines and newspapers.  Graphic designers usually create infographics through a manual process. What if you could create an infographic that updates with the change of a slicer? That would be powerful! Live Example: See this example in Excel Online. The basic construction is [...]

By | August 19th, 2014|Excel|0 Comments