It's never been easier or more affordable to track the key performance indicators and trends that tell the story of your business progress.
Trouble is creating all that simplicity can be a complex and daunting task unless you are experienced with Excel and have a clear idea what you want to accomplish. Fortunately, Microsoft has created an excellent guide to dashboard basics that provides a comprehensive view of what's possible to achieve with the software you probably already use every day. It's based on Excel 2016 but the concepts and much of the capability applies to older versions. Check it out if you're thinking about building or optimizing your own dashboard:
If you're in a pinch for time or just prefer to have the guidance of an expert who can show you the ropes and answer your questions along the way, check out our upcoming training Excel expert Mike Thomas. His live interactive program show exactly how to employ tables, charts, pivot tables, pivot charts, slicers, sparklines and more to create stunning, self-updating and powerful dashboards like this one.