Business charts in Excel – level 2

The second part of the training Business charts in Excel shows how dashboards can be realised with Excel at the highest quality level in the sense of the IBCS standard. Thanks to special working techniques, reusable templates for tables, charts and entire report pages can be developed according to your own ideas.


Markus Wolff

Markus Wolff is Co-Founder and Managing Director of chartisan GmbH, a service provider for data visualization and reporting solutions.

Jörg Knuth

Jörg Knuth works at Ceteris AG, a German BI consulting company. He is responsible for Microsoft BI and software development as well as the contact person for strategic BI consulting.


The training explores working techniques to considerably extend the range of generally known and used Excel charts. This includes waterfall charts, pin charts and small multiples. You will create dynamically driven charts and tables, which in turn populate your interactive dashboards.


All participants will need a Windows-based notebook with a physical mouse and an installation of both MS Excel (Version 2013 or higher) and MS PowerPoint. Completion of Part 1 is necessary to participate in this part of the training.

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Attendance fee

The attendance fee is EUR 2.690 (classroom) or EUR 2.490 (online), per person plus VAT except where otherwise specified. Participants from countries with significant lower income and academic staff can request for a discount at

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Training package

Book part 1 and part 2 (3 days in total) at the same time and benefit from the package price EUR 2,490 (instead of EUR 2,880 for individual bookings).


Small multiples

  • Use sparklines for simplified small multiples
  • Build small multiples with real chart objects
  • Duplicate chart templates quickly and accurately
  • Synchronize scaling and parameter controls

Use controls

  • Get to know controls for user interaction
  • Link form controls to formulas
  • Use data slices and timeline for pivot tables
  • Setting up links between data slices

Dashboard examples

  • Utilize pivot table data in user-friendly layouts
  • Link data selections with control elements
  • Link self-made chart templates with data sources
  • Create a sales dashboard with charts and tables

Additional examples and outlook

  • Create a KPI overview with bullet charts
  • Implement advanced and dynamic tables
  • Link multiple dashboard pages via hyperlinks
  • Q&A, implementation tips