Excel Dashboards & Reports
Simply put, a dashboard is a visual representation of your data. Dashboards give you a high-level view of your information, helping you to make quick decisions and keep everyone up to date.
A dashboard’s visual nature simplifies complex data and provides an at-a-glance view of current status or performance in real-time.
Dashboards are made up of tables, charts, sparklines, gauges, and numerics. They can be used in any industry, for almost any purpose. For example, you could make a project dashboard, financial dashboard, marketing dashboard, and more.
Did you know that the average person will relate quicker to the visual side of things compared to the numerical? This is why Excel has a wide variety of visual tools, from Charts, Conditional Formatting to Sparklines.
Your Dashboard Should Be…
Able to display the key measures of the time. Work out what is important and use those key items in the dashboard
Liberal with white space
Symmetrical; try to work your dashboard into a symmetrical grid where you align sections into blocks of data. Symmetry is important for visual display.
Understandable and easily read
Clearly labeled; each of the charts and tables on the dashboard needs to display a clear message
Interactive; so it can be changed to reflect different areas of an organisation
Excel automation streamlines your use of the application by automatically performing tasks like formatting cells, updating values, and running macros. You can also integrate Excel tasks in automated processes with other tasks across the enterprise.
So, let us help you optimise your daily tasks!
Everyone has those repetitive tasks they have to perform day to day in Excel. Whether it’s importing data and having to tidy up the same rows and columns or format the same areas. We create basic macros that can take that repetitive side away.
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Custom Software & Database Systems
There are plenty of off-the-shelf solutions available when it comes to databases. However, the problem is that when you want to change the system even slightly to store your own unique data you very quickly realise that these systems can become painfully difficult to adapt and maintain. Essentially you end up trying to hack the system to make it work rather than designing a system properly with your company’s requirements. This often results in companies changing their internal procedures to work with the constraints of the system rather than the other way around which can be quite ineffective and costly.
Don’t waste valuable hours and money working with an inadequate off-the-shelf Database. With a bespoke database design, you can make it work for you instead of the other way around.