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Blog entries covering the latest Excel tricks and tips based on queries from clients and practical knowledge from our consultants.

Goalseek precision September 7, 2018

In MS Excel there is a tool called Goalseek that lets Excel search for a solution you are looking for. If you already use it you may want to improve the Goalseek precision for cases where Excel gets close to but not exactly the correct number.

Full time equivalent calculations in Excel July 25, 2018

... the key planning areas is how many resources you may need given a specific workload, and more specifically how many 'full time equivalent' staff you may need. In order to do full time equivalent calculations in Excel there are some functions that would be useful to master.

Forecasting tool in Excel July 16, 2018

From Excel 2016, there is a convenientĀ Forecasting tool in Excel which allows you to show Excel some historical data (say 24 months worth of sales) and Excel will, taking growth and seasonality into account, forecast for up to 50 months into the future.

GETPIVOTDATA Data Field a cell reference June 29, 2018

GETPIVOTDATA is a brilliant formula that allows you to effectively run a VLOOKUP within a Pivot Table. It is possible to make the GETPIVOTDATA use dynamic references but the one that doesn't work so well is the Data Field.

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