Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013
Accounting systems like Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 hold a wealth of information. Excel 2013 provides a great tool for linking to, extracting, analysing, and presenting that rich data to help companies make better, faster, and smarter decisions.
Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013 covers how to get the rich, detailed information contained in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and present it in an attractive, easy-to-understand way using Excel 2013. The book shows in detail how to build great-looking dashboards that enhance a company’s decision-making process.
This book shows you how to get at the rich, detailed information contained in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and present it in an attractive, easy-to-understand way using Excel 2013. This guide will take you from the basics of setup and deployment to creating secure, refreshable Excel reports. Using a whole host of tools available within Excel, this tutorial will show you how to visualize your data using simple conditional formatting techniques, easy-to-read charts, and allow you to make your data interactive with Slicers.
Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Excel 2013 provides a way for you to easily build that interactive dashboard that your CFO keeps asking for.
What you will learn from this book
- Get Dynamics GP 2013 information into Excel 2013
- Set up, deploy, and secure refreshable Excel reports in Dynamics GP 2013 to get live GP data to Excel
- Consolidate and present GP 2013 data using Excel pivot tables
- Improve the look and feel of a dashboard with conditional formatting
- Enhance data clarity with charts and sparklines
- Add interactivity to a dashboard using Slicers
- Link dashboard data back to Dynamics GP 2013
- Approach more complex dashboards and sources using PowerPivot
Follow real-life, step-by-step examples that provide the building blocks to build engaging dashboards. This practical guide is all about doing. Get your data, open up Excel, and go!
Who this book is for
You don’t need to be an expert to get the most out of your Dynamics GP implementation and build great-looking, easily maintained dashboards using Microsoft Excel. If you have a working knowledge of Dynamics and Excel you’ll be producing amazing dashboards in hours not days.
- Paperback: 268 pages
- Publisher: Packt Publishing (March 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1849689067
- ISBN-13: 978-1849689069