Student Success Story: Kyle
“We can apply these concepts to manual processes that take time, and we can streamline them and make them more automated.”
- Streamlined processes
- Automated tasks
- Saved time on repetitive work
- Helped his team be more effective
Understands the Full Power of Excel
- Thoughtfully designed courses
- A clear learning progression
- Builds a conceptual understanding
- Content based on real-world experience
What was life like before you joined Excel University?
My name is Kyle Pugh, and I am a CPA based in Columbia, South Carolina. I work for an insurance company, and most of my time has been spent in the accounting department.
More recently, I have been working more in IT, where I solve more technical, complex problems for accounting. I considered myself pretty proficient at Excel, but I knew that there were possibilities and capabilities of Excel that I was not fully aware of.
Knowing that these things existed, but not knowing how to do them, I really wanted to take a step forward in learning those concepts and applying them in my daily work.
What has changed since you joined Excel University?
Since taking the course, I am more aware of efficiency improvements. An example would be that I did not understand all the benefits of creating a table in Excel.
I considered just inputting data in Excel to be like a table. Now I can see that there are real benefits to making sets of data into a table.
What makes Excel University better than searching Google or YouTube?
You can find the same answers on YouTube and Google, and I have done it that way in the past. The difference is that you do not really understand the concept.
The Excel University course is set up in a manner that you build on base knowledge. You start with basic concepts and before you know it, you are much more advanced.
What is your favorite time saving technique?
As I work with many different people and we streamline little processes, we generate a lot of time savings. It can seem small, but they add up to a big impact.
If we can save five minutes out of a ten minute task, that is five minutes of a repetitive process they will save day after day. Over the course of the year, it adds up!
Would you recommend Excel University?
I have already recommended Excel University to some of my peers. I do not think its usefulness is limited to accountants or CPAs. There is a wide range of people who could benefit.
Whether you use Excel already or not, it is a great opportunity to understand some of the tools that you do not know about. It can really improve efficiency, and communication through data.