Creating a dashboard in Microsoft Excel is not a very easy process especially if you’re not educated in how to use Excel. After creating a dashboard in Microsoft Excel, you’ll be able to get benefits like getting visibility of your work, getting a status update on your projects and also the details about the different jobs that you’re doing.In addition to the above benefits, you also be able to increase the speed that your organization works with because you can manage activities better, and communicate in a better way. The information given below includes a step-by-step guide on how to create a dashboard Microsoft Excel.
Before proceeding further, it is good that you understand what a dashboard is. A dashboard is a board that is created of different charts and graphs and tables that contain data in numbers. You can make different kinds of dashboard depending on the need that you have with the financial, marketing, or even a project dashboard. As with all other projects, before creating a dashboard you need to understand the reason why you’re creating the dashboard, the features that the dashboard should have including what you need and don’t need. Before creating the dashboard also, you need to ascertain the social the data that you feed into the dashboard. The ease-of-use of the user interface of the dashboard, they number of elements to be used on the dashboard and also the background color to be used in the dashboard are other factors that should be considered before you creating a dashboard in Excel.
Importing the data into the excel sheets is the first step of creating a dashboard. The uses of the data in the excel sheet are the analysis in order to bring information and therefore you can import your data from the different sources that you have or have a live feed that updates the data even as the data get in. After adding a data into the excel sheet, you need to structure the sheets in the way that you want and this can involve creating different sheets that will be used for analysis, having a sheet for raw data and then the workbook. After that, you need to create a table with raw data entries where you can in parts or copy and paste your data and this should be done in a tabular format.
The next thing will be analyzed the data meaning that you need to have the data into the graphs, tables, charts that now will be used in the analysis of the data. The last process in creating of the dashboard will be to build the dashboard itself.