Excel Dashboards & Reports, 2edLarge corporations like IBM and Oracle are using Excel dashboards and reports as a Business Intelligence tool and many other smaller businesses are looking to these tools in order to cut costs for budgetary reasons. An effective analyst not only has to have the technical skills to use Excel in a productive manner, but must be able to synthesize data into a story, and then present that story in the most impactful way. Microsoft shows it's recognition of this with Excel. In Excel, there is a major focus on business intelligence and visualization. Excel Dashboards and Reports fill the gap between handling data and synthesizing data into meaningful reports.