Power Pivot is a revolutionary tool that comes bundled with Microsoft Excel when you purchase Microsoft Office Professional Plus. Power Pivot allows business professionals to connect to current and new data sources to produce a robust Excel based reporting tool that combines previously independent data in ways that were never before possible at such speed and low cost. Once the data has been loaded into the new Power Pivot reporting tool, it can then be consumed in Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables and cube formulas.
Power Pivot Consultant – I Can Help You
Getting started can be a challenge. Simply stated, you don’t know what you don’t know, and there is definitely a learning curve that you will need to climb. But this is precisely where Matt’s Power Pivot Consulting Kick-start programme comes in. Matt is a Data Platform Microsoft MVP that specialises in Power Pivot, Power Query and Power BI. There are many ways you can leverage Matt’s skills, knowledge and experience. Matt can:
- Come on-site and meet with the key people in the organisation that want to get started with Power Pivot. This can be one or more people depending on the circumstances.
- Work with you online remotely anywhere in the world.
Regardless of the approach, Matt will assess what you want to do and provide guidance and assistance to get you started. This can be as little as a few hours or multiple days over a longer period of time, or it could be something more significant particularly if you need/want to go faster. The objective is to help you get started and make you self sufficient at some point in the future. A Kick-Start Power Pivot Consulting programme ensures you get to a value adding future state as quickly as possible while making the least number of mistakes along the way.
What is Data Modelling?
If you want to learn Power Pivot, then you are going to learn Data Modelling. This is a new term to most Excel users and it needs some explanation. In this short video, I demonstrate how to create a data model in Power Pivot, and how quickly and easily it is possible to turn raw data into an analysis tool that can be used to help you understand your business. This is a simplistic demonstration, however it does illustrate the concept well, and shows how quickly and easily you can take data and get it into a format that you can use to analyse and understand what is actually happening in the business.
Of course there are already other great tools out there that can combine data so it can easily be consumed, especially enterprise strength BI tools like MS SQL Server. These tools have a very important role to play in the delivery of robust BI solutions. However MS SQL Server based solutions are not right for every use case. BI solutions that are built with enterprise strength tools typically have long development cycles, they require IT staff with very specialised skills, and these solutions are often very expensive to build and maintain. If you are lucky enough to have an IT department with these skills, it is likely to already have a long list of enhancements and work planned well into the future. It is unlikely that a business user will get quick help to solve an immediate business problem in such a challenging business environment, and it is never going to get easier.
The good news is that Power Pivot is here to help and it is probably just the tool you’ve been looking for. While it is recommended that MS Excel power users have at least a working knowledge of Power Pivot, becoming an expert is not practicable for everyone. That is where Matt from Excelerator BI comes in. Matt can help you to help yourself, or alternatively provide an end to end data modelling service using MS Power Pivot to create high value reusable data models in MS Excel.
Ready to Find Out More?
The best way to move your thinking forward is to have a chat to Matt. You can send an enquiry from the form below.