Next Generation Excel Reporting (2 hours)

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Sep 4, 2020

Registration: 10:30 AM / Program: 11:00 AM - 12:51 PM Pacific Time

Fees

Member Fee: $0.00
Nonmember Fee: $0.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: None

Description

New and improved features in Excel tools such as Power Query and Power Pivot means that yesterday’s techniques for generating reports in Excel are obsolete. Best practices for next generation reporting include building queries and transformations using Power Query, adding user-defined calculations with Data Analysis Expressions, managing data models in Power Pivot, reducing dependency on formulas with PivotTables, and adding visualizations where appropriate. Participate in this session so that you can learn the best practices for preparing and automating your Excel-based reports.

Designed For

All

Objectives

Upon completing this session, you should be able to:

  • List some of the deficiencies associated with traditional Excel-based reporting
  • Identify the roles of tools such as Power Query, Power Pivot, and Data Analysis Expressions in next-generation Excel-based reports
  • Create data queries and transformations using Power Query
  • Identify the steps for managing Data Models in Power Pivot
  • List the steps necessary for summarizing data from a Data Model using a PivotTable

Major Subjects

  • Key issues with traditional reporting models
  • The roles associated with various Excel features, including Power Query, Power Pivot, Data Analysis Expressions, and PivotTables in Excel-based reporting environments
  • How to create “repeatable/refreshable” reports in Excel that link data from external data sources

This event has already passed. If you have any questions, please contact us at 503-641-7200 or email profdev@orcpa.org.