Excel is the world's most widely used spreadsheet program, and is part of the Microsoft Office suite. You can use Excel to create and format workbooks (a collection of spreadsheets) in order to analyse data and make more informed business decisions.
Here are just a few of the uses for Excel:
o Number crunching: Create budgets, analyze survey results, and perform just about any type of financial analysis you can think of.
o Creating charts: Create a wide variety of highly customizable charts.
o Organizing lists: Use the row-and-column layout to store lists efficiently.
o Accessing other data: Import data from a wide variety of sources.
o Creating graphical dashboards: Summarize a large amount of business information in a concise format.
o Creating graphics and diagrams: Use Shapes and the new SmartArt to create professional-looking diagrams.
o Automating complex tasks: Perform a tedious task with a single mouse click with Excel's macro capabilities