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Manage Tasks Better by Visualizing the Data in Gantt Chart

What is a Gantt Chart? Gantt charts are widely used in managing resources, operations, production, and other fields. The start and end times of each item is portrayed using the X axis scale and the bar length. Thanks to the way this chart is structured, you can see...

401k Calculator

This template evaluates your 401(k) plan position and simulates future contributions by you and your employer. This spreadsheet also provides an analysis of your final balance in regards to your contributions, your employer’s contributions, and interest earned until...

INDEX & MATCH: A Better Way to Look Up Data

VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP are the go-to functions for most Excel users to look up data in a table. However, there is an alternative to this function that can do the same job, with added benefits. It’s the INDEX and MATCH combo. Using these two formulas in conjunction can...

Crunch Data Even Faster with Excel SUMIFS Function

SUMIF function, as the name suggests, sums up the values in a range of cells, if a certain criteria is met. What if you want to compare multiple checks and add different columns? That’s where its older brother, SUMIFS, come into play. SUMIFS can do the exact same...

Reducing Formula Errors in Excel

Following certain guidelines when working in Excel can save you the headache of dealing with errors. And if something does go wrong with a formula, there are things you can still do. Let’s take a look at some recommended methods for creating formulas, and how to...

Extract Data Quickly From Tables with Excel’s SUMIF Function

SUMIF function is, in a way, a combination of SUM and IF statements. The formula SUMs up the values of a range of cells, IF certain criteria is met. In other words, data that pass the logic test gets to be added up (or another column of your choice, that corresponds...

Identifying and Analyzing Spreadsheets: Formula Auditing

Were you just handed a massive spreadsheet and you have no idea how it’s structured, or what it does? Are you tired of following the root cause of errors in your formulas? If you answered yes to any of these questions, or simply would like to audit the formulas in an...

Create Your Own Custom Time Cards in Excel

Punch cards were taken over by software a long time ago. There are all kinds of applications, proprietary software, and templates that help businesses track their employees and bill their clients. However, most professionals swear by the most reliable office tool...

HOW-TO VLOOKUP: A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO SEARCHING FOR DATA IN EXCEL

What’s a VLOOKUP? VLOOKUP is a well-known Excel formula that can save you hours over performing the same tasks manually.  This handy function – as the name VLOOKUP suggests – will allow you to perform vertical lookups to search for specific data. The V stands for...