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Useful Ideas About Business Reporting
With Kyd Dashboards for Excel
This economy demands new thinking about the
way people in business create and
use management information. Here are some ideas to think about.
LESSONS FROM DASHBOARD USERS
Times are tough these days. Companies around the world are
laying people off. But the good news is that Excel users have
the power to take more control over their destinies than do many
other people in business.
ADVANCED PNP SETUP
Your Excel dashboard reports can be live-linked to data in
your data warehouse, to Access, or to any other data that you
can explore with PivotTables. Here's how.
The purpose of any report is to give its readers the most useful information possible,
in the shortest time possible. Which type of report best achieves this purpose?
Most large organizations already own "real" dashboard
software. So why are so many of their Excel users buying Kyd
dashboard reports for Excel?
Excel dashboard reports have been around a lot longer than
you might think. Here are four reports from those early years.
While display techniques in Excel dashboards have changed some
in the past 25 years, the most significant change has been
"under the hood".
• 1986 -- The first spreadsheet
• 1990 -- The first Excel
• 1992 -- Excel dashboard
report showing public financial data.
• 1993 -- Excel dashboard report
that Tektronix used to demonstrate their printers.
FINDING BUSINESS INSIGHT
Help-wanted ads like the one discussed here reveal a clear
corporate strategy about business reporting. It's an information
strategy that few companies can afford these days.