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Session ID: 10405

Abstract: Microsoft XL remains the leading business tool for analysis, management reporting, and even ETL! Why? Well, XL is easy and everyone knows how to use it – or do they? In today's ever-changing world, speed-of-thought analytics ensure success. Data modeling via OLAP is certainly one way to empower users. During this session, you will see how easy it is for business users to model, update, and perform analyses with XL and more formalized reporting tools. You will also learn the best-practice approach for enabling both self-service and structured reporting.

Objective 1: Come experience how easy it is to move beyond a disconnected XL analytic environment, while still leveraging XL for ease of analysis

Objective 2: Learn how visualization tools can greatly enhance or even replace traditional grid or chart based reporting

Audience: Functional / User