K2's Extending the Power of Excel with Useful Add-Ins

K2's Extending the Power of Excel with Useful Add-Ins

Many free and low-cost Excel add-ins are available to enhance the already-robust functionality found in Excel. Included are Microsoft’s Fuzzy Lookup add-in along with countless Excel add-ins from the Office Store. Additionally, tools such as RiskAMP facilitate Monte Carlo simulations; ActiveData provides users with the means to perform sophisticated audit techniques; and the Analysis ToolPak streamlines a full range of statistical calculations. This session will identify and demonstrate useful Excel add-ins to improve Excel functionality and your productivity.

Excel Add-ins
Learning Objectives

Upon completing this session, you should be able to:

  • Identify five useful add-ins to extend the power and functionality of Excel;
  • Utilize the Analysis ToolPak to create sophisticated,
    formula-free analysis;
  • Use the Fuzzy Lookup add-in to match inexact data;
  • Describe how to add an Excel App from the Microsoft Store;
  • Define Benford Analysis and why it is useful in fraud detection; and
  • Identify the processes associated with performing a Monte Carlo simulation on cash flow data.
Major Topics Covered
  • Free Excel add-ins already installed and available on your computer
  • Accessing and using Excel add-ins available from the Microsoft Office Store
  • Working with third-party add-ins such as ActiveData and RiskAmp to address specific functionality issues in Excel
Course Information

CPE Credits: Recommended for 2 Hours of Computer Science and Applications

Instructional Delivery Method: QAS On-demand learning, including review and final exam questions. To earn credit, participants must pass the final exam with a score of 70% or better within one year of registering for this course. Participants may attempt take the final exam up to 10 times.

Prerequisites: Fundamental knowledge of computer operations and Microsoft Office Excel

Program Level: Intermediate

Advance Preparation: None

Designed For: Accountants and business professionals seeking to enhance their spreadsheets by using Excel add-ins to address situations where Excel does not provided needed functionality. This program focuses on techniques found in Microsoft Office Excel 2013 and newer – including Excel provided through Office 365 subscriptions – running on the Windows operating system.

Cost: $79.00

To register for “K2’s Extending the Power of Excel with Useful Add-Ins” click “Start” below, or if you have already registered and wish to resume your course, click “Log In and Resume.” Additionally, please note the you must have cookies enabled in your browser in order to register for and complete and on-demand program.