Best in Class Procurement Organizations use Excel

Posted on April 1st, 2011 by Joseph Harris

Spend Matters has release its preliminary findings from an ongoing study examining the use of technology in procurement and supply chain organizations. Spend Matters and its research partners surveyed nearly a quarter of the Global 2000 companies. The primary goal of the research team was to find correlations between specific technology usage and World Class [...]

Excel to PowerPoint Converter

Posted on June 5th, 2010 by Joseph Harris

Subsidium Business Analytics has released its Excel to PowerPoint converter. We though we would take it for a spin to see how it works and if it is worth the money. Purchase and Install The Excel to PowerPoint converter cost $4.99 so my expectation was low. I purchased the add-in and an automatic download began. [...]

Remove the ‘ Apostrophe from Excel Cells

Posted on April 1st, 2009 by Joseph Harris

Many applications that export to Excel, export the data with the apostrophe character at the front of the string. One way of removing this character is to use the clean() function: If in cell A1 you have: ‘output Then in cell B1 type =clean(A1). The result will be: output Joseph Harris Excel Help Bookmark It

Find the Nth Largest or Smallest Number – Excel

Posted on March 23rd, 2009 by Joseph Harris

Use the Large and Small functions is Excel to find the Nth largest number in a list. For example: =Large(A2:E2,3) will return the 3rd largest value in the data set. =Small(A2:E2, 2) will return the 2nd smallest value in the data set. Joseph Harris Excel Help Bookmark It

Delete Duplicate Rows Using Advanced Filter – Excel

Posted on March 23rd, 2009 by Joseph Harris

There are many ways to remove duplicate rows in Excel, in this articles I will give you a quick and simple method of deleting duplicates using the Advanced Filter. Assume you have data that contains multiple duplicate rows… Select all the data that you would like to test for duplicates Go to Data=>Filter=>Advanced Filter Select [...]

Vlookup the Last Occurence of an Item – Excel

Posted on March 18th, 2009 by Joseph Harris

The title of this post is slightly misleading. We will not be using vlookup to return the corresponding result of the last condition, but rather we will be mimicking vlookup to pull the last item. Consider the following data: George Smith Tom Thompson George Kenny Dan Jackson Sally Richards George Daniels A vlookup of the [...]