Do you get tired of waiting for IT to extract data from your systems?
Do you spend too much time manipulating your data just so you can use it in a PivotTable report?
Can you see relationships in your data that you need to build using VLOOKUP?
Do you run out of rows in Excel?
You need more power in your PivotTables. You need Power Pivot!
The great news about Power Pivot is that if you're using Excel 2010 or later, you've probably already got the license! You can perform powerful data analysis right from within Excel 2010, 2013 or 2016, bringing self-service business intelligence to your desktop.
To learn more about how to use Power Pivot, you can:
Big Data on your Desktop
The concept of "big data" is everywhere. The average person now receives five times as much information every day as we did back in 1986*. As we find new and cheaper ways to collect and store data, so we need to find ways to use it. In order to leverage the “big data” in your business you're going to need more than the 1,048,576 rows that standard Excel gives you!
Power Pivot for Excel enables you to transform enormous quantities of data with incredible speed into meaningful information to get the answers you need in seconds, all with the comfort of familiar Excel tools and features.
- Import millions of rows of data from virtually any source including relational databases, data feeds, Reporting Services, text files, multidimensional sources, cloud services, data feeds, Excel files, and data from the Web into a single Excel workbook,
- Create relationships between the different sources just like Access.
- Build interactive reports with PivotTables, PivotCharts and Slicers, and then further analyze the data so that you can make timely business decisions.
- Power Pivot calculations and analysis are extremely fast. You can process millions of rows in about the same time as thousands.
- Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) is a new formula language that extends the data manipulation capabilities of Excel to enable more sophisticated and complex grouping, calculation, and analysis like never before.
- Although it can take a little while to learn, the DAX formula language is very similar to that of Excel formulas.
All without requiring IT assistance.
*Alleyne, R. (11 Feb 2011) Welcome to the information age – 174 newspapers a day. The Telegraph