Monday, May 28, 2018

UrBizEdge Democracy Day Promo -- Free Excel Consulting And Highly Subsidized Beginner Excel Class

To celebrate the Democracy Day we (UrBizEdge Limited) are offering every Nigerian (and non-Nigerian too) free consulting services. If you've got any not too complex task or need a short virtual class/training we would be glad to help you for free. If the political and economic circumstances in the country are not making you happy, then let us be the silver-lining around the clouds. We want to be the rainbow -- to give you something memorable and refreshing -- this period.

The offer starts from today and expires on 30th of June 2018. And you are only permitted to contact Hannah on 0802-118-0874 and or Emmanuel on 0908-482-5064 and to take advantage of the offer. If you call or email Michael, he's going to bill you and pass the work to them. So get same results but pay nothing.

And the whole Democracy Day promo doesn't end there. We are organizing a hugely subsidized beginner Excel class to take place in the month of June 2018. A two days class but taken at a pace and level that is perfect for beginners. We will provide our usual high quality training materials, tea break, lunch break and after training support. But rather than charging the standard fee of N100,000 we do for our regular In-depth Excel master class (often with some discounts) or the N60,000 we charge the companies sending many participants for a custom beginner class; we will be charging a token sum of N25,000/participant without cutting down on the hard copy materials, lunch, tea break and after training support.

If you know someone who should take advantage of these offers, kindly forward them this details. 

Once again, happy democracy day! Long live Nigeria! Long live you! Long live me! Long live Excel!

Friday, May 25, 2018

Business Intelligence using Power BI and Business Data Analysis Using MS Excel Training in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja

(You can help forward to anyone you feel would benefit from this. Thanks.) 

The business world is now data driven and every business professional must now be fluent in the language of data. William E. Deming had the most accurate way of portraying this new age: “In God we trust; all others must bring data.” Without data skills you will have a tough time influencing in the business world. You must learn to manipulate data, make compelling data stories, leverage data for insights and drive management decisions with rich actionable dashboards.

UrBizEdge Limited, Nigeria’s leading business data analysis company is putting together these special training for proactive business professionals. It's intended for Sales Managers, Financial Analysts, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Data Analysts, NGO program managers, MIS Analysts, Strategy Analysts, Business Intelligence Analysts, HR Executives and power Excel users.

The training will be facilitated by a Microsoft recognized Excel and Power BI Expert who is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and the only Microsoft Excel Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Africa (there are just about 125 in the whole world and it is the highest level of recognition from Microsoft to an industry expert). He has authored bestselling books on Data Analysis using Power BI and MS Excel. We have had participants of our training from Citi Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Dalberg, SaveTheChildren, Mobil, TCN, Chevron, Vodacom, Nestle, Christian Aid UK, Guinness Nigeria, Nigerian Breweries, Delta Afrik, LATC Marine, Broll, Habanera (JTI), Custodian and Allied Insurance, SABMiller, IBM, Airtel, Diamond Bank, Promasidor, eHealth Africa, ECOWAS, Biofem Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Finance, FMDQ, Schlumberger, Palladium Group, Nokia Siemens Networks and DDB.

To register reach Michael on 08089382423 and or Hannah on 08021180874 and or Emmanuel on 09084825064 and to register. There is a class size limit.

Power BI Training Date: Friday 15th June 2018 to Saturday 16th June 2018
Venue: Kristina Jade Learning Center, 70b Olorunlogbon street, after Banex Hotel, Anthony Village, Lagos. 

Abuja Venue: Hotel Rosebud, 33 Port Harcourt crescent, off Gimbiya street, Garki 11, Abuja.

Port Harcourt Date (MS Excel): Friday 22nd June 2018 to Saturday 23rd June 2018
Port Harcourt Venue: Aldgate Hotel, 20B King Perekule street, GRA Phase 2, Port Harcourt, Rivers state. 

Lagos Venue: Kristina Jade Learning Center, 70b Olorunlogbon street, after Banex Hotel, Anthony Village, Lagos. 

The Business Intelligence with Power BI training outline is:
1.     Power BI’s strength and weakness compared to the other popular BI tools
2.     Important concepts of Power BI: real-time insights, drilldown, drill through, management dashboards, live connection, data governance, real-time collaboration, going from data to insights and from insights to action, trigger alerts, controlled access etc.
3.     Connecting to any type of data source (from structured to unstructured which will require some transforming)
4.     Getting data from existing services, organizational content pack, flat files and live databases
5.     Data Transformation (very broad and requires some knowledge of data analysis) and we will use DAX and M formulas too.
6.     Creating relationships between the datasets and leveraging hierarchy (a.k.a. data modelling)
7.     Creating Reports
8.     Visualizations and the science behind choosing the right visuals
9.     Importing custom visuals (especially word cloud for sentiment analysis and other very useful non-native visuals)
10.   Creating dashboards
11.   Publishing Reports from the Power BI Desktop and pinning to dashboards
12.   Scheduling refresh and configuring data gateways
13.   Q & A Natural Language query
14.   Integrating with Cortana
15.   Live Dashboards
16.   Collaboration and sharing
17.   Printing and Export to PowerPoint
18.   Analyzing the dashboard data (report) from Power BI service in Excel (new feature)
19.   Value Proposition to corporate customers
20.   Use case scenarios for entire company or business unit or departments
21.   Access from mobile app and setting data alerts (automated notifications when something of note happens)
22.   Lots of interaction and practice

The Excel based Data Analysis training outline is:

1) Data Manipulation in Excel 
We’ll show you, from a consultant expertise level, how to manipulate data in Excel. From data preparation/cleaning to data formatting the professional way. We’ll cover both the science and the art of data manipulation in Excel, and share very useful keyboard shortcuts and expert tricks that will speed up your productivity in Excel.

2) Data Visualization and Presentation in Excel
A picture is worth a thousand words. And in the business world, it is often the only way to not bore your audience and pass the valuable message you’ve uncovered in your data analysis. We will teach you the foundations of data visualization – from the different types of charts to when to use each of them. Then we will work through business samples to learn the art part of doing data visualization right. You will learn the rules of business data reporting via charts and gain from our industry wealth of consulting for businesses in this vital area.

3) Large Data Analysis: Pivot Table, Pivot Chart and PowerPivot
You should never say you know Excel if you don’t know how to use Pivot Table. It is that important. It is Excel’s premium tool for analysing large data – sales data, inventory data, HR data, transaction data and most business operations data. We are going to cover from the basics to the very advanced use of Pivot Tables. We will show you how to create dynamic reports with Pivot Table; how to overcome some of its layout issues; how to turn off the distracting controls in your final report; how to create calculated fields; how to create Pivot Charts; and the special tricks only a full-time Excel consultant can show you that will turbo-charge you Pivot Table skills. Then we’ll show you how we analyse data of up to (and even above) 30 million rows in Excel. Yes, in Excel. Heard of PowerPivot?

4) Business Data Analysis 
In this section, we teach you the secrets that separate the analysis experts from the people with head/academic knowledge Excel. It is one thing to know the different tools in Excel and it is another completely different thing to know how to expertly mix them together to creatively deliver value at high speed. As full-time Excel chef, we will show you the secret ingredients that make companies consult us even when they have Excel super users in their organization.

5) Executive Dashboards and Reporting
This is the level self-knowledge will not get you to. How do you create an uncrowded insightful visualization for a report with 1000s of rows? Then how about for your sales analysis report of many products and regions? How do you show the different interactions in your data? In short, how do you bring your data to life and take it from a boring confusing mass of text to an interactive exciting visualization? You have to come to get the answers.

6) Excel to PowerPoint
Management level reports are best presented in PowerPoints. When you’ve got a delicate story to tell, you have to guide your audience through a one idea/insight a slide PowerPoint. We won’t teach you how to design slides but we will teach you how to make your chart slides speak very loud. You will also learn the tricks of linking your PowerPoint charts to Excel. It will help cut down the hours you spend on weekly/monthly PowerPoint reports. We will also show you how to embed Excel files in your PowerPoint slide. No more sending separate Excel files when you can embed them right on the very slide you reference their data.

7) Excel VBA
Forget about all you’ve heard about Macros or VBA. Let’s show you how easy and exciting it is to break into the Excel VBA world.

To register reach Michael on 08089382423 and or Hannah on 08021180874 and or Emmanuel on 09084825064 and to register. There is a class size limit.

For a taste of our high quality content, view our free tutorial videos at

Thursday, May 10, 2018

March 2018 Webinar: My Most Important Excel Formulas; Would Recommend You Master Them

As a full-time Microsoft Excel consultant, of all the over 450 formulas in Excel there are just a handful I focus on in my training classes because they provide the most value in practical day-to-day use of Excel. If you examine any reports or templates (even the most complex one you've ever come across), you will see that the these formulas are the ones powering those reports.

In this webinar, I will be taking you through those formulas in my usual very practical way and provide you with the practice file for your own use later on.

The formulas are:
5. IF
6. SUM
13. LEFT
15. MID
17. DAY
19. YEAR
23. RAND

The webinar was live on YouTube and the recording is made available at

Time: 3:00pm (GMT +1)
Date: 28 March 2018
VenueYouTube Live (

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

How To Thoroughly Compare Two Different Files or Different Versions of Same File In Microsoft Excel

Ever suspected someone has changed your file or report in Excel or edited places you didn't want them touching? Or it is that you have two different files that should have some similarities and you want to know where the difference lie.

If you use Excel 2013 or Excel 2016 professional plus, then you should start celebrating. Microsoft has included a very helpful tool called Inquire that does that comparison of files for you on any level of detail you want. 

Below is an illustration of me using it to compare two different version of same loan repayment computation file. See how easy it is to use. (You'll first have to enable it, then use).