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November 24, 2022
Excel Report Templates: Build Better Reports Faster
If you take just a couple of minutes, you can rethink your approach to creating and designing your business reports. In this article, you can find key Excel report templates for some of the most commonly used business reports.
November 29, 2022
How to convert boring reports into an actionable data story
Reports in Excel & PowerPoint still don't follow the modern reporting best practices. What can you do about it? Start using the new Zebra BI for Office and join this live session to learn some tips & tricks.
October 21, 2022
Balance sheet in Excel
Visualize your company's financial position with table with integrated waterfall chart, custom calculations for invert & result, dynamic comments & automatic variances so that everybody know what is going on & why.
October 21, 2022
Subscription business model analysis in Excel
Use a bridge chart to display the performance of your business. Adding custom calculations (e.g., invert, result), dynamic comments & automatic variances you will get additional insights.
October 21, 2022
Marketing budget variance analysis in Excel
Use this template in Excel to visualize the performance of different marketing areas with a bridge chart and identify who is performing according to plan, and who is not, and learn why.
October 21, 2022
Income statement (bridge chart) in Excel
Create an Income statement (P&L) in Excel using a bridge chart, custom calculations (e.g., invert, result), dynamic comments, and automatically calculated variances.
October 21, 2022
Price-Volume-Mix variance analysis in Excel
This Excel template explains the reasons behind the revenue growth and presents top contributors for each category with a bridge chart, dynamic comments, and automatic variances.
October 21, 2022
EBIT contribution analysis in Excel
Use this template to visualize your EBIT contribution analysis with a bridge chart directly in Excel. Automatically calculated variances & dynamic comments provide even more insights for you & your managers.
October 21, 2022
Cash flow statement in Excel
Visualize how Cash Flow from Operations, Investment & Finance contributes to Net cash flow by using a table with integrated charts, comparing actual to plan & previous year, and showing more insights with dynamic comments.


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December 1, 2022
Zebra BI Cards 1.3 Featured in Microsoft’s Power BI November 2022 Update 
Microsoft's latest Power BI Feature Summary is live. We're thrilled to say it features the Zebra BI Cards 1.3 visual!
November 21, 2022
Zebra BI as a lead sponsor at Global Excel Summit 2023
The virtual event which aims to educate and inspire professionals, corporate teams, and students about Microsoft Excel and propel them to greater heights in the workplace or academic setting.
November 11, 2022
Bulgaria Excel Days
Zebra BI is the Excellent Sponsor of 2022 Bulgarian Excel Days where leading experts discuss the latest trends in data visualization in Excel.

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