Financial Planning Using Excel: Forecasting, Planning and by Sue Nugus

By Sue Nugus

This ebook covers all elements of price range education, from designing and making a budgetary keep an eye on process, consolidating info and dealing with spreadsheets.

Now absolutely up-to-date to incorporate the newest model of Excel, Excel 2007 and for simple budgeting now with entry to an internet source of labored examples and spreadsheet templates. The booklet indicates how issues are performed in Excel 2003 and Excel 2007 to ease transition from the former model to the recent model. Now in complete color all through to help speedy uderstanding via quite a few color display shots.

For those that use Excel each day in funds making plans, this e-book is a needs to. It incorporates a wealth of functional examples, counsel, new thoughts all designed to assist fast make the most and grasp Excel to its complete virtue and for that reason use spreadsheets for better administration accounting on your firm.

* covers migration from Excel 2003 to Excel 2007 displaying the right way to do it in either versions
* new version now in complete color via out to assist quickly figuring out
* useful examples, advice and methods - take advantage of Excel 2007 for powerful administration accounting

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For example, can variations in the number of marketing emails sent each month be used to help predict the income to the conference business? indd 61 11/20/2008 5:13:39 PM Financial Planning Using Excel Before drawing a scatter diagram from the data it should be sorted by the number of emails sent. 2). 62 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 A B C CWL Emails sent monthly vs income Month No. 2 Data sorted by number of emails sent A scatter diagram is produced by selecting the range B3:C14, clicking on the Graph icon on the toolbar and selecting XY-scatter.

3, which shows three years of monthly historic income data, in addition to an upward trend, there is a strong indication of seasonality. There appears to be a similar peak in the data between June and September in all three years, which could indicate a seasonal pattern. To confirm this, it is important to refer back to the activity being forecast to ensure that this is indeed the case. indd 38 11/19/2008 1:32:57 PM participants over the past 20-year period. From the chart it can be seen that there appears to be a five-year cyclical pattern to the data.

The forecast). The main reason for this is that if data is entered into the spreadsheet as monthly figures, for a quarterly forecast, then a degree of calculation is required at this base level. This can lead to a risk of GIGO. The acronym GIGO is a long-standing computer term which generally stands for Garbage In Garbage Out – implying that if you are not careful with the information you put into a computer you will only get rubbish out. In the spreadsheet environment there can be a slightly different definition, which is, Garbage In Gospel Out – because it is not difficult for the spreadsheet to look right, even though the contents may actually be rubbish!

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