Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling
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Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling

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Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2016, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands on, scenario-focused guide helps you use Excel's newest tools to ask the right questions and get accurate, actionable answers. This edition adds 150+ new problems with solutions, plus a chapter of basic spreadsheet models to make sure you're fully up to speed.




Solve real business problems with Excel-and build your competitive advantage



Quickly transition from Excel basics to sophisticated analytics
Summarize data by using PivotTables and Descriptive Statistics
Use Excel trend curves, multiple regression, and exponential smoothing
Master advanced functions such as OFFSET and INDIRECT
Delve into key financial, statistical, and time functions
Leverage the new charts in Excel 2016 (including box and whisker and waterfall charts)
Make charts more effective by using Power View
Tame complex optimizations by using Excel Solver
Run Monte Carlo simulations on stock prices and bidding models
Work with the AGGREGATE function and table slicers
Create PivotTables from data in different worksheets or workbooks
Learn about basic probability and Bayes' Theorem
Automate repetitive tasks by using macros
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Product details

  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 186 x 228 x 42mm | 1,380g
  • MICROSOFT PRESS
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 1509304215
  • 9781509304219
  • 65,238

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Basic spreadsheet modeling

Chapter 2 Range names

Chapter 3 Lookup functions

Chapter 4 The INDEX function Chapter 5 The MATCH function

Chapter 6 Text functions

Chapter 7 Dates and date functions Chapter 8 Evaluating investment by using net present value criteria

Chapter 9 Internal rate of return

Chapter 10 More Excel financial functions

Chapter 11 Circular references

Chapter 12 IF statements

Chapter 13 Time and time functions

Chapter 14 The Paste Special command

Chapter 15 Three-dimensional formulas and hyperlinks

Chapter 16 The auditing tool

Chapter 17 Sensitivity analysis with data tables

Chapter 18 The Goal Seek command

Chapter 19 Using the Scenario Manager for sensitivity analysis

Chapter20The COUNTIF, COUNTIFS, COUNT, COUNTA, and COUNTBLANK functions

Chapter 21 The SUMIF, AVERAGEIF, SUMIFS, and AVERAGEIFS functions

Chapter 22 The OFFSET function

Chapter 23 The INDIRECT function

Chapter 24 Conditional formatting

Chapter 25 Sorting in Excel

Chapter 26 Tables

Chapter 27 Spin buttons, scroll bars, option buttons, check

boxes, combo boxes, and group list boxes

Chapter 28 The analytics revolution

Chapter 29 An introduction to optimization with Excel Solver



Chapter 30 Using Solver to determine the optimal product mix

Chapter 31 Using Solver to schedule your workforce

Chapter 32 Using Solver to solve transportation or distribution problems

Chapter 33 Using Solver for capital budgeting

Chapter 34 Using Solver for financial planning

Chapter 35 Using Solver to rate sports teams



Chapter 36 Warehouse location and the GRG Multistart and Evolutionary Solver engines

Chapter 37 Penalties and the Evolutionary Solver

Chapter 38 The traveling salesperson problem

Chapter 39 Importing data from a text file or document

Chapter 40 Validating data

Chapter 41 Summarizing data by using histograms and Pareto charts

Chapter 42 Summarizing data by using descriptive statistics

Chapter 43 Using PivotTables and slicers to describe data

Chapter 44 The Data Model

Chapter 45 Power Pivot

Chapter 46 Power View and 3D Maps

Chapter 47 Sparklines

Chapter 48 Summarizing data with database statistical functions

Chapter 49 Filtering data and removing duplicates

Chapter 50 Consolidating data

Chapter 51 Creating subtotals

Chapter 52 Charting tricks

Chapter 53 Estimating straight-line relationships

Chapter 54 Modeling exponential growth

Chapter 55 The power curve

Chapter 56 Using correlations to summarize relationships



Chapter 57 Introduction to multiple regression

Chapter 58 Incorporating qualitative factors into multiple regression

Chapter 59 Modeling nonlinearities and interactions

Chapter 60 Analysis of variance: One-way ANOVA

Chapter 61 Randomized blocks and two-way ANOVA

Chapter 62 Using moving averages to understand time series

Chapter 63 Winters method

Chapter 64 Ratio-to-moving-average forecast method

Chapter 65 Forecasting in the presence of special events

Chapter 66 An introduction to probability

Chapter 67 An introduction to random variables

Chapter 68 The binomial, hypergeometric, and negative binomial random variables

Chapter 69 The Poisson and exponential random variable

Chapter 70 The normal random variable and Z-scores

Chapter 71 Weibull and beta distributions: Modeling machine life and duration of a project

Chapter 72 Making probability statements from forecasts Chapter 73 Using the lognormal random variable to model stock prices

Chapter 74 Introduction to Monte Carlo simulation

Chapter 75 Calculating an optimal bid

Chapter 76 Simulating stock prices and asset-allocation modeling

Chapter 77 Fun and games: Simulating gambling and sporting-event probabilities

Chapter 78 Using resampling to analyze data

Chapter 79 Pricing stock options Chapter 80 Determining customer value

Chapter 81 The economic order quantity inventory model

Chapter 82 Inventory modeling with uncertain demand

Chapter 83 Queuing theory: The mathematics of waiting in line

Chapter 84 Estimating a demand curve

Chapter 85 Pricing products by using tie-ins

Chapter 86 Pricing products by using subjectively determined demand Chapter 87 Nonlinear pricing

Chapter 88 Array formulas and functions

Chapter 89 Recording macros
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About Wayne Winston

WAYNE L. WINSTON is Professor Emeritus of Decision Sciences at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and Visiting Professor of Decision and Information Sciences at University of Houston Bauer College of Business. He has earned numerous MBA teaching awards. For more than 20 years, he has taught clients at Fortune 500 companies, various accounting groups, the US Navy, and the US Army 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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