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Business Analysis with Microsoft Excel, Third Edition

Book Description

Whether you own a small business or work for a large corporation–whether you are looking for help making financial and business decisions–this book is for you.  Business Analysis with Microsoft® Excel, Third Edition, provides in-depth information that will streamline your use of the tools within Excel. Professional advice and guidance from an experienced author provide the answers to your most pressing questions:

     •    What’s the relationship between my cost of goods sold and my inventory?

     •    How do I get Excel to keep these values up-to-date on my income statement and my balance sheet?

     •    I have to track service quality over time. How can I automate that using Excel charts?

     •    How can I forecast future demand for my products, based on prior sales results?

     •    What’s the difference between financial leverage and operating leverage? How do I calculate them using my financial records?

     •    I need to project my financials for next year. Does Excel have a tool for that? What do I need to know to use it effectively?

     •    How do I do all these things using the new Ribbon in Excel 2007?

     •    What are the best ways to automate a connection between Excel and an external database?

Category  Spreadsheets

Covers    Applicable for versions of Microsoft Excel 97 to 2007

User Level    Intermediate–Advanced

More great stuff…is just a click away!

     •    Sample journals and ledgers; examples of trial balances, income statements, and balance sheets

     •    Custom functions, such as FIFO and LIFO, for inventory management

     •    VBA routines that automate the creation of forecasts, quality control charts, and sales and marketing analysis

     •    Statistical process control charts: P charts, X-and-S charts, X-and-MR charts

     •    Forecasting tools: Seasonal smoothing and ARIMA model identification

quote from the front cover

“Conrad takes the time to give the readers an easy-to-follow step-by-step understanding of the material, accompanied by clear illustrations, making this an excellent book to learn the material. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to gain more expertise in using and manipulating business data from within Excel.”

–Bob Umlas, Excel MVP