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  1. 1. Excel<br />
  2. 2. What’s so good about Excel?<br />
  3. 3. Budgeting and forecasting / arithmetic calculations / cost benefit analysis / text functions / project management / statistical functions / pie charts / data cleaning / Gantt charts / data storage / data sorting / pivot tables / feed PowerPoint presentations / diagrams / macros / Visual Basic / mathematical and trigonometric functions / produce web pages / conditional formatting / data integrity / goal seek / financial functions / worksheet protection / data validation / freeze panes / split windows / date and time functions / exporting and importing data / lookup and referencing functions / coordination with other MS applications / engineering functions / formatting as tables / hyperlinks / logical functions / radar charts / linking workbooks / paste specials / auto- & advanced-filters / error checks / dashboards / creating reports / personnel charts / stock takes / database..<br />What’s so good<br />aboutExcel?It solves business problems…<br />
  4. 4. …and sits on nearly every<br />office computer in the world.<br />
  5. 5. Sowhy don’t all<br />businesses unlock its potential?<br />
  6. 6. Because a lot can go <br />wrong.<br />
  7. 7. application crashes / undynamic spreadsheets / incorrect use of formulae / unclear or unprofessional formatting / error values / unattended circular references / overly large files / misuse of pivot tables / dates displayed as numbers / underused tabs / incorrectly used security or protection / complicated shared file structures / inconsistent files names or formats / poor use of dynamic processes / poorly labelled spreadsheets / lack of spreadsheet information / lack of spreadsheet-relevant training / repeating after this one / N/A / HREF / static spreadsheets / incorrect use of formulae / unclear or unprofessional formatting / error values / unattended circular references / overly large files / misuse of pivot tables / dates displayed as numbers / underused tabs / incorrectly used security or protection / complicated shared file structures / inconsistent files names or formats / poor use of dynamic processes / poorly labelled spreadsheets / lack of spreadsheet information / lack of spreadsheet-relevant training / repeating after this one / N/A / HREF /static spreadsheeting / …<br />1. Spreadsheets are used poorly<br />
  8. 8. 2. Firms are unsure of the abilities of their staff<br />
  9. 9. 3. Office learning is ad hoc and unstructured<br />
  10. 10. 4. External courses try to teach too much<br />
  11. 11. Source: Google. Top 25 results for 1 day “excel training courses London”, Dec ‘09<br />5. External trainingis expensive<br />
  12. 12. We set out to find asolution.<br />
  13. 13. Everything<br />= 500<br />functions<br />Starting with everything Excel has to offer,<br />
  14. 14. Everything<br />we eliminated anything not essentialfor business,<br />
  15. 15. Everything<br />Core<br />Syllabus<br />leaving a Core Syllabus of Excel techniques.<br />
  16. 16. Could this be distilled even further? Yes.<br />
  17. 17. Could this be distilled even further? Yes.<br />
  18. 18. By identifying user-specific knowledge gaps...<br />Core Syllabus<br />
  19. 19. By identifying user-specific knowledge gaps…<br />Core Syllabus<br />Key:<br />What you already know<br />What you don’t know (knowledge gaps)<br />
  20. 20. By identifying user-specific knowledge gaps…<br />Core Syllabus<br />Bespoke Syllabus<br />we form a Bespoke Syllabus…<br />
  21. 21. …that should besmall enough<br />Bespoke Syllabus<br />
  22. 22. …that should besmall enough<br />Excel Competence<br />Bespoke Syllabus<br />for you to master in less than a month.<br />
  23. 23. A synopsis of how we arrived atour solution:<br />Core Syllabus<br />Bespoke Syllabus<br />AbsolutelyEverything<br />Excel Competence<br />
  24. 24. But how is this<br />a solution for you?<br />
  25. 25. Our 1st service generates your Bespoke Syllabus.<br />#1<br />XQ Audit<br />®<br />Core Syllabus<br />Bespoke Syllabus<br />AbsolutelyEverything<br />Excel Competence<br />
  26. 26. #1<br />Self-assessments against our Core Syllabus…<br />give instant IQ-style XQ scores,<br />Needs Analysis<br />
  27. 27. …and timed tests based on our Core Syllabus…<br />#1<br />Self-assessments against our Core Syllabus…<br />give instant IQ-style XQ scores,<br />OurXQ Tests<br />Needs Analysis<br />®<br />
  28. 28. #1<br />give instant IQ-style XQscores,<br />®<br />
  29. 29. #1<br />(XQ = eXcel Quotient)<br />®<br />
  30. 30. #1<br />SAMPLE<br />organisation-wide staffperformance reports…<br />
  31. 31. #1<br />and benchmark results against your industry.<br />
  32. 32. Our 2nd service teachesyour Bespoke Syllabus.<br />#2<br />EwB Course<br />Core Syllabus<br />Bespoke Syllabus<br />AbsolutelyEverything<br />Excel Competence<br />
  33. 33. #2<br />Each technique fallsinto one of 5 categories:<br />Spreadsheet administration<br />Orientation and efficiency<br />Data handling<br />Data analysis<br />Presentation<br />Bespoke <br />Syllabus<br />
  34. 34. #2<br />These are taught by text,<br />
  35. 35. #2<br />These are taught by text, modelspreadsheets,<br />
  36. 36. #2<br />a suite of industry-specific video tutorials…<br />
  37. 37. #2<br />What’s your<br />?<br />and a final online test to measure your progress.<br />
  38. 38. Of the five Excel issues identified at the start…<br />
  39. 39. …our services solveat least four of them.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />?<br />
  40. 40. So are we better value for money?<br />Average£284<br />
  41. 41. Yes. Our single-user* subscriptions:<br />Individually:<br />®<br />XQ Audit<br />£25<br />**<br />EwB Course<br />£75<br />£80<br />Average£284<br />Package<br />* Unlimited user subscriptions for corporates also available.<br />** EwB Course based on Core Syllabus if taken without the XQ® Audit.<br />
  42. 42. Thank you for viewing<br />excelwithbusiness.com<br />

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