Improve Your Productivity with Microsoft Excel

There are just so many hours in a day. Making the most of the time you spend at work is vital. The problem is that several tasks take time to complete, which can eat into your ability to complete other essential duties. Microsoft Excel can help to increase productivity by making some of your tasks easier. Here’s how.

Create Daily Schedules

There’s plenty of software available that can help you manage your daily calendar and schedules. Excel enables you to manage everything in one convenient location. You can create a work schedule, keep track of PTO, or map out a content calendar for posting content on your company’s website.

Turn Numbers into Graphs

Do you have a bunch of numbers that need to be made into a visual graph or chart? Instead of manually inputting all of the data from one program into one that generates graphs, Excel can take care of the work for you. With just a few clicks, the numbers on your Excel spreadsheet are turned into a chart or graph, significantly helping to boost your productivity.

Make Your Own Calculator

Many people know that Excel can help you to perform basic math equations. The program can do a whole lot more. If you use a complex equation regularly, you can plug it into Excel and it will handle the number crunching for you.

Excel can also manage the calculation of financial reports, expense tracking, and budget planning. Pivot tables allow you to see summaries of the data so that you don’t have to scan through the entire document to find what you need.

Get Live Data from the Web

Does one or more of your tasks require you to search the web for daily information such as stock prices, the results of a sports game, or flight data? Having to scan the web for the most recent data every single day is tedious, to say the least.

Excel makes getting live data much easier with the Power Query add-in. All you need to do is enter the website’s URL (and user credentials if needed) and select the table that you want. The web data is sent to your Excel spreadsheet and you no longer have to scan websites daily for the information you need.

When you increase your productivity, you’re able to get more done. You’re also better able to help your company succeed. Microsoft Excel is just one tool that can help you to achieve your goals.

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