They sound like the names of hot new apps or mobile games for your phone: Sunburst, Whisker, Treemap. For hard-core fans of Microsoft Office, however, they represent a wave of new opportunities to get even more out the financial spreadsheets businesses use to make decisions every single day.
Earlier this month the team at Microsoft published a blog post outlining a whole series of new chart styles that will be available in Excel 2016. Although technically anyone can use spreadsheets for whatever they want, the chart styles were created specifically with those working in finance departments, business analysts and other corporate professionals in mind.
“Most business owners seek to better understand their finances to ensure their success. However, understanding and communicating your gains, losses and balances by viewing financial statements can be challenging,” the blog post read. Continue reading Just How Pretty Does Financial Data Need to Be?