| About The BookDiscover the data analysis and modeling techniques that give you?and your business—a competitive edge |
Master the techniques that business analysts at leading companies use to transform data into bottom-line results. For more than a decade, well-known consultant and business professor Wayne Winston has been teaching corporate clients and MBA students the most effective ways to use Microsoft Excel for data analysis, modeling, and decision making. Now this award-winning educator shares the best of his classroom experience in this practical, business-focused guide. Each chapter advances your data analysis and modeling expertise using real-world examples and learn-by-doing exercises. You also get all the book’s problem-and-solution files on CD—for all the practice you need to solve complex problems and work smarter with Excel.
Learn how to solve real business problems with Excel!
Create best, worst, and most-likely scenarios for sales
Calculate how long it would take to recoup a project’s startup costs
Plan personal finances, such as computing loan terms or saving for retirement
Estimate a product’s demand curve
Simulate stock performance over a year
Determine which product mix will yield the greatest profits
Interpret the effects of price and advertising on sales
Assign a dollar value to customer loyalty
Manage inventory and order quantities with precision
Create customer service queues with short wait times
Estimate the probabilities of equipment failure
Model business uncertainties
Get new perspectives on data with PivotTable dynamic views
Help predict quarterly revenue, outcomes of sporting events, presidential elections, and more!
On the CD:
Practice files for all the book’s exercises
Solutions for problem sets
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