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If Carlsberg did charts, they’d probably do them like this…

Us finance people are obsessed with actual, budget, last year comparisons. We just seem to love them. We very quickly create large tables of numbers comparing actual, budget and last year. The current month isn’t enough. We do YTD and full year too. For the whole P&L. Then we add some ratios. Pretty soon our…

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Data visualisation doesn’t happen in Excel or Powerpoint

There’s always been a gap between data and the people who need to make decisions based on it. Today we live in a World of big data, which basically means there’s a lot of it. More than we can really imagine. And it’s getting bigger and faster. Meaning the gap between the data and the…

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How to use a waterfall chart with Excel template

We love a waterfall chart, because they help us tell a story. What does every great story have? A beginning, middle and end. A table of numbers will only show you the beginning and the end. Imagine watching Finding Nemo in a table: There’s a fish called Nemo and he swims away. Nemo comes back…

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