Interactive Dashboards using Excel?

When we need to prepare interactive dashboards or other data driven chart; most of us would think about Excel.  At least, I do until I read the article from Glenna Shaw, a Most Valued Professional (MVP) for PowerPoint.  In her article, she showed us how to use PowerPoint to build an interactive dashboard.

Below is an example that Glenna Shaw shared with us and you can download it from her SkyDrive.

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2 Responses to Interactive Dashboards using Excel?

  1. Greg Harward says:

    See also SpotFire, Crystal Xcelsius, or Tableau for interactive dashboard reporting.

    • Andrew Chan says:

      Greg,

      You are right that there are many enterprise grade interactive dashboard available on the market. But most Excel users already have PowerPoint that they can use immediately without paying extra license fee.

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