Your guide to quickly turn data into results. Transform your skills, data, and business-and create your own BI solutions using software you already kw and love: Microsoft Excel. Two business intelligence (BI) experts take you inside PowerPivot functionality for Excel' 2013, with a focus on real world scenarios, problem-solving, and data modeling. You'll learn how to quickly turn mass quantities of data into meaningful information and on-the-job results- programming required! * Understand the differences between PowerPivot for Self Service BI and SQL Server Analysis Services for Corporate BI * Extend your existing data-analysis skills to create your own BI solutions * Quickly manipulate large data sets, often in millions of rows * Perform simple-to-sophisticated calculations and what-if analysis * Create complex reporting systems with data modeling and Data Analysis Expressions * Share your results effortlessly across your organization using Microsoft SharePoint'
Alberto Ferrari has achieved Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Maestro status and is a consultant and trainer who specializes in developing Microsoft BI solutions. He is the coauthor of Microsoft PowerPivot for Excel 2010 and Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services and SQLBI Methodology.