Start with this in the analysis
November 09, 2021

Start with this in the analysis

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is being used as a repository for self-service dashboards, housing of data from multiple sources, creating a presentation layer with pivot tables for further analysis and Analysis for Office to aggregate views. Excel is being used to understand trends in the data and utilized across from IT to Finance, and solves issues around capital budgeting, financial modeling, reporting, and insights.
  • Dashboards
  • Insights
  • Automation
  • Harder to create dashboards with limited options.
  • Row limit functionality for data processing requiring multiple tabs.
  • API development.
  • Efficiency
  • Organized
  • Easy to use
We utilize Tableau and Alteryx in addition to Excel. We use Excel since we have a data dump that could be utilized in feeding for these two solutions. We select Excel for some manual work then plug the data into the other two tools for further analysis around text analytics like word clouds in Tableau, or text mining in Alteryx. Excel is an input data source that we use in conjunction with these two.

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Microsoft Excel is great for row and column manipulation like Vlookup, Index and Match, along with pivot tables, hiding of tables, and creating automation in VBA for data aggregation. Excel is less suited when it comes for powerful visualization needs since sometimes the graphs can be hard to process in Excel than another alternative.