In this day and age it is no surprise for corporate staff to be overwhelmed by the abundance of
unstructured data. ERPs and databases have evolved to a point where they can house amazingly large
amounts of data. The question now is, what do you do with this data to add value? This program will
introduce Business Intelligence (BI), hands-on, to allow you to clean, normalize, and interpret large
volumes of data. You will be able to establish historical relationships, analyze the current situation and
predict future strategies. The application of BI is border less, covering operational, tactical and strategic
business decisions. It spans all departments and cascades down to all users who perform data cleansing,
reporting, analysis, modeling, integration and automation.
In this course we use MS Excel exclusively as an ultimate and readily available BI tool allowing you to
develop an exclusive level of expertise and add immediate value to your job and company.
20% of the course is design and structure focused while 80% uses MS Excel as a BI tool. Groups and
individuals will be required to complete exercises, case studies, and projects on a daily basis.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Boost Excel Business Intelligence (BI) expertise in data slicing and dicing, data massaging, and
data aggregation and modeling.
2. Perform data normalization, consolidation, report writing, analysis and reconciliation.
3. Develop dynamic BI models, dashboards, scorecards and flash management reports by linking-up
Excel with Access, Web, Text, Internet, SQL, ERPs and other databases.
4. Advance and enhance the look and feel of reports using dynamic visualization techniques.
5. Acquire numerous tips and tricks that enable them to work efficiently.
Business professionals, business analysts, data analysts, research analysts, finance professionals,
marketing and sales professionals, HR professionals, IT professionals, administrative staff, supervisors,
general business professionals and staff from any function who need to learn and apply state-of-the-art
data analysis techniques to their daily business reporting and decision making.
GIPMD (Global Institute Projects Management & Development) certificate will be
issued on successful completion of the course