Excel & VBA Consulting for Analytics & Business Intelligence
Microsoft's Excel is the most popular piece of software used by analysts. Yet the scope of spreadsheet use differs depending on the analyst's skills and orientation towards industry knowledge. Robust Excel & VBA systems allow analysts to focus on interpreting data, building expertise and making insightful decisions instead of manually processing data.
What benefits spreadsheet developers & VBA programmers provide for analytics departments?
The short answer is that it depends on the scope of work of the department, its maturity and company size and how data-intensive your business area is. Depending on those parameters, you can benefit from:
Reduced manual work due to Excel automation with VBA macros
More robust, integrated processes thanks to careful evaluation and redesign of workflows
Improved control over analytics with the lean operational model
Drastically decreased occurrence of errors due to systems of input constraint, diagnostic controls & smart automation
Flawless collaboration between departments with high-level data systems improvement
Strengthen business continuity made available with process documentation, manuals, procedure recordings and role defining
More enjoyable work with high-level control over processes and expertise
Organised digital workplace thanks to data management systems we introduce
Which industries use Excel for sector-specific analytics?
If you are looking for solutions related to specific sectors of the economy rather than general firm & business analytics, we deliver them for the following industries as well as for small companies that might require bespoke systems.
· Banking & Financial Markets
· Creative Industries
· Education, Academic & Scientific
· Engineering & Technology
· Hospitality & Travel
· Infrastructure & Telecommunications
· Leisure & Local Business
· Logistics (Including Warehousing & Transportation)
· Manufacturing & Food Production
· Media - Print, Visual & Audiovisual
· Medical & Pharmaceutical
· Professional/Business Services & Outsourcing
· Property Market
· Wholesale, Retail & E-Commerce
What Excel & VBA solutions can Spreadsheet Developers create for data analists?
Analysts not only convert data into insights but also maintain and own systems that produce them and interpret the data. Below we list generic tools analysts use in the vast majority of companies.
Excel templatesTemplates keep it neat. Many businesses use them intuitively, using the previous month's report or recently used files to create another instance. We help you advance with thoughtful, automated and documented templates so you can save time and scale up your repeatable work.
Spreadsheet models & optimisationRendering, simulating and investigating scenarios is crucial in business. We enable that with bespoke models that deploy statistics, econometrics, microeconomics and business insights. We delivered a wealth of Excel models for teams in various industries. Most common modelling challenges regard budgeting & forecasting systems for finance. Also, banks, investment firms, consultancies & logistics businesses use models heavily to valuate their investments models (property, stock, derivatives) and optimise resources.
Reporting with Excel & VBAMost businesses base their decisions on reports yet the methodology of their generation is often outdated. Let's develop & automate your reporting. We will find the optimal scope, design, create and implement reporting packages. In turn, your managers, clients & other stakeholders will be able to leverage meaningful insights to make accurate and timely decisions. We can help you with financial reporting, spending, business insights, KPI tracking and more. You may monitor sales or recruitment performance metrics, cost & spending or manage workloads and time tracking data. All of that inside bespoke spreadsheets or Power BI. You can enjoy repetitive reporting processes being automated with Visual Basic (including production, export and sending by email). You can create structured reports with a few button clicks.
Dashboards & visualisationWe design and create clear graphical representations of your most complex business scenarios with Excel, Power BI, Google Data Studio & PowerPoint. Together with you, our Excel Specialists will choose the most meaningful graphs and charts so you can have all the data insights at your fingertips. You will quickly spot actionable areas and draw accurate conclusions or test different scenarios.
Tracker SpreadsheetsExcel is a popular tool for capturing data and information. If you are tracking your projects, and performance, it’s crucial to ensure data quality and comparison potential early on to not waste time later. We develop bullet-proof trackers and advise on data structuring and processing.
Excel Generators with VBASpreadsheets are useful to create custom documents and presentations, especially when containing insights. Invoices, consulting presentations and investment summaries can all be produced at scale with a macro-driven Excel template. Just choose the data source, and parameters and click a button to generate 1, 2 or 200 reports in seconds.
Calculators in WorkbooksExcel is often used as a multifunctional calculator. Sales agents can quickly produce complex quotes using it. Finance, investment and insurance professionals can deploy it to calculate returns, premiums or payback periods to just name a few use cases.
Excel-based databasesSpreadsheets still beat many custom databases used in logistics, e-commerce or by sales and marketing executives. Having all your products or stock components you can easily update and modify them. We can help you customise files to integrate databases with accounting, finance or invoicing systems.
Spreadsheet file systemsA cascade of files can be hard to manage, especially if the links between them are not controlled. We can simplify and repair them without sacrificing any useful functionalities.