Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007: Data Analysis and Business Modeling (Business Skills)

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Master the analysis and business modeling techniques that help you transform your data into bottom-line results. Award-winning business professor and corporate consultant Wayne Winston shares the best of his real-world experience in this practical guide—now updated for Excel 2007. Use Wayne’s proven practices and hands-on exercises to help you work smarter, make better decisions, and gain the competitive edge.

Solve real-world business problems with Excel 2007!

  • Maximize profits—determine NPV, optimize your product mix, calculate ROI
  • Create best, worst, and most-likely case scenarios for sales
  • Analyze investment performance and help minimize risk
  • Track your personal finances, calculate loan terms, and plan for retirement
  • Use trend and seasonality to forecast revenue
  • Estimate a product’s demand curve and manage inventory with precision Interpret the effects of price and advertising on sales
  • Assign a dollar value to customer loyalty
  • Solve work scheduling problems and shorten wait times for customer service queues
  • PLUS—predict outcomes of sporting events, presidential elections, and more!


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  • Sample files from each chapter
  • Problem-and-solution sets—build your expertise!
  • Fully searchable eBook


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Key Book Benefits:

-Teaches the best ways to use Excel for data analysis and decision making.

-Features real-world scenarios in each chapter, and then shows you how to use Excel to create an effective solution.

-Delivers hundreds of problem-and-solution examples.

-Covers topics including asset allocation modeling; creating histograms, elasticity and demand curves; estimating exponential growth; forecasting sales; optimizing bidding strategies and portfolios; and more!

-Includes a CD with sample files used in the book.

About the Author:

Wayne L. Winston is a professor of Decision Sciences at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and has earned numerous MBA teaching awards. For 20+ years, he has taught clients at Fortune 500 companies how to use Excel to make smarter business decisions. Wayne and his business partner Jeff Sagarin developed the player-statistics tracking and rating system used by the Dallas Mavericks professional basketball team. He is also a two time Jeopardy! champion.

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