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Excel Dashboard Excellence: Create Business-Driven & Impactful Dashboards


Monday, 20 August 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 (CEST)

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There is valuable information hidden in the sea of data. A picture is worth a thousand words - use Excel dashboard to present information visually and beautifully within a single page that allows users to understand what is going on and make business decisions. Excel dashboard reports allow managers to have high-level overview of the business and help them make decisions. Excel is an excellent tool to make powerful dashboards that can provide analysis, insights and alert managers in a timely manner. A good Excel dashboard is:

  • visually appealing for decision makers to understand key information clearly
  • highly dynamic, allowing managers to easily dig into your data
  • easy to update

Key Takeaways

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Understand Excel dashboard design principles and fundamentals
  • Gain visualisation tips and tricks
  • Learn how to build stunning and informative Excel dashboards.
  • Display key trends, comparisons and data graphically for greater clarity and faster insights
  • Learn different chart types to display data in the most meaningful way.
  • Learn smart techniques that make charting work fun and productive.
  • Create interactive controls that enable users to customise their view


Participants should be comfortable with basic Excel tools and functions. At a minimum, participants should know how to navigate confidently in Excel, create and use simple formulas and link between workbooks

Who Should Attend

This workshop is crucial for analysts, managers, reporting professionals, business owners, executives, and anyone responsible for preparing Excel based dashboards, scorecards or KPI reports. This training is highly recommended for:

  • Directors
  • General Managers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • FinanceManagers
  • Accountants
  • Marketing Managers
  • Sales Managers
  • HR Managers
  • BusinessOwners
  • Anyone who deals with business, management and financialreporting



  • What is a dashboard?
  • Purpose and benefits of dashboards
  • Understanding dashboard design principles
  • Layout, colour and display
  • Common mistakes when building dashboards


  • The anatomy of an Excel chart
  • Choosing the right data visualisation to communicate information effectively
  • Displaying trends with charts
  • When to use a secondary axis
  • Combining two chart types
  • Formatting tricks
  • Adding icons and images to dashboards


  • Creating sparklines – line, column and win/loss
  • Sparkline formatting and options
  • Sparkline tips and tricks
  • Applying conditional formatting
  • Data bars, colour scales and icon sets
  • Conditional formatting options
  • Using symbols to enhance reporting


  • In-cell charts
  • Step charts
  • Actual vs budget (target) charts – Floating Markers
  • Band chart - show performance against target range
  • Conditional colours in column chart
  • Frequency distribution
  • Panel charts
  • Speedometers
  • Bullet graphs
  • Waterfall chart
  • Pyramid chart and funnel chart


  • Finance KPI Dashboard
  • HR Dashboard
  • Regional Sales Dashboard
Do you have questions about Excel Dashboard Excellence: Create Business-Driven & Impactful Dashboards? Contact OLYGEN

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1092 CK Amsterdam


Monday, 20 August 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 (CEST)

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Olygen is a knowledge and business networking company. We create platforms for the larger companies to be updated on the latest trends and acquire the latest best practices. Olygen’s small group trainings are conducted by world-renowned experts focusing on the latest business issues and best practices. Olygen’s large-scale conferences cover the latest business trends and present industry leaders to share their latest insights, experience and case studies.

Olygen’s growth rides on the increasingly knowledge-driven and globalized economy. As the world’s economy and business environment become more connected, businesses are subjected to greater competition. On the bright side, there are more opportunities as well. The key to survival and growth is continuous innovation to create new competitive advantages. The keys to continuous innovation are knowledge acquisition and business network. This is Olygen’s business. The potential is huge and it will keep growing.

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