Making Sales Dashboard using Excel Slicers – How To

So many reasons why not to hate Excel dashboards. They are beautiful, they are dynamic, they make everything super easy to understand. And not to mention it one cool way to grab attention at...

Create Simple Dial Charts in Excel – How To

Charting or graphing is one of the biggest punch Excel has. Visual presentation of data greatly improves user's ability to comprehend the information and significantly cuts down the time to take decisions. That is...

Excel Variance Charts: Making Awesome Actual vs Target Or Budget Graphs – How To

In this tutorial we are learning how to make an awesome variance chart in Excel that clearly plots actual and target (budgeted) figures using bars and variances (favourable and unfavourable) with arrows so beautifully that...

Make Waffle Charts in Excel using Conditional Formatting – How To

To get the inspiration for better charts and Excel dashboards one must be observant of such pieces of information that are often found in newspapers and the internet. For that matter, Pinterest and The...

10+ ways to make Excel Variance Reports and Charts – How To

Whether it is daily life thing or any day at work, we are always comparing to see whats good and what is not so good. This differential analysis has a much popular name as variance...

Gantt Chart in Excel – How To + Free Template + Online Gantt Chart...

Gantt chart is the simplest-most effective visual for planners and project managers. The most favourite tool to make gantt charts is Excel for two reasons: we curate data in Excel and; Excel stacked bar...

Custom Data Labels with Colors and Symbols in Excel Charts – [How To]

Is it possible to have colored data labels like red for negatives and blue or green for positive values inside excel chart? This question was asked by some when I posted Variance Analysis in Excel – Making better...

Highlight instances in Excel charts in different colors with shaded bars in background

Suppose you have a variance chart and want to highlight those that require inquiry. Further suppose that you have two levels of inquiry: Variances that require moderate inquiry (highlighted by for example green color) Variance...

Create Excel Charts with Bands or Threshold in the background – [How To]

Just the other day I was teaching my ACCA F5 students about variance analysis and there we learnt that not every variance needs to be investigated and only those should be probed that breach...

Creating Excel charts with Subcategory axis – [Quick Tip]

This is definitely a neat trick. Usually we have single X-axis chart element. But you can have multi-category axis to show the information in a much more arranged manner. Following is what we are after....