Student Success Story: Chifumi
“My biggest win with Excel University was learning all the features that I was not aware of, that are useful for automation. It will save me a lot of time at work.”
- Significant time savings
- A better understanding of Power Query and Power Pivot
- Can now contribute to automation across the organization
- Is a more confident user of Excel
Strong Understanding of Automation in Excel
- Well structured courses
- Suitable for all skill levels
- Both theoretical and practical lessons
- Courses designed by experts in Excel
What was life like before you joined Excel University?
My name is Chifumi Itoh, and I am from Japan. I work for a Japanese subsidiary of a US company, and currently have two major roles.
One is the Accounting Manager for the Japanese entity, and the other one is the RPA citizen developer for the broader accounting organization.
While I was working on RPA projects, I realized that the RPA software that we are using is not always a good solution for Excel-related activities. If I try to let the RPA bot work on Excel activities, it is sometimes very slow.
What has changed since you joined Excel University?
I have learned a lot of new things about Power Query and Power Pivot. I find them to be very powerful tools from the automation perspective. I am sure that I can contribute more to automation for the organization now.
What makes Excel University better than searching Google or YouTube?
Using Google or YouTube, I could not learn Excel holistically. By learning through Excel University, I became more confident in my knowledge of Excel.
What is your favorite time saving technique?
I updated one of my analysis worksheets using Power Query and Power Pivot. Now I just need to save downloaded reports in a folder and refresh the data.
Everything is done by Excel. The subtraction calculation and USD conversion are all taken care of.
Would you recommend Excel University?
I absolutely recommend Excel University, especially to all the people in finance and accounting. It is very well structured and it has a lot of practice exercises that help to improve your confidence.