Work Smarter Now With VBA Automation
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Originally Posted On: https://fixmyspreadsheet.live/work-smarter-with-vba-automation/
Hello, there! My name is Florian.
My friends and colleagues have always regarded me as the “Excel and Office go-to person”. As a working professional, first in Engineering then in Finance, I was always researching and studying these tools to try to get the most out of them. I have professionally been developing Excel VBA tools for several years. What began as a personal mean to structure data and automate tasks in Excel to make faster and smarter decisions, slowly evolved into what you see here today. Microsoft Excel & Office VBA Automation is now my core expertise.
I’m located in Melbourne, Australia, but I deliver my services all across the globe. Thank you Internet I believe in strongly qualitative, added-value services. I never lose focus on my costumers’ needs. With that said, I maintain an open live chat channel to discuss and negotiate rates, based on your specific projects and goals. What makes you happy, makes me happy, too!
FixMySpreadsheet.Livet is driven by a single purpose, to optimize your company resources to help you make better decisions and, ultimately, take care of what really matters. With Excel and Office in general, time better spent equals a greater quality of life and job productivity. Allow me to show you the ropes.
What I Do?
I offer several Office and Excel-related business solutions including Excel Automation, VBA and SQL coding, Macro Development, Automated Reports & Excel Dashboard, Excel Modeling, Automated Data Cleaning, and a complete and comprehensive tailored VBA solutions. Interested in any of these solutions? Check them out right below:
Microsoft Excel is extremely underrated within the business world. Its potential is rarely achieved and most companies just use this tool as a spreadsheet to input some numbers and do some basic math. However, when fully unleashed, Excel can become a titan in your aid. Simple steps like Excel Automation can help your company save tens (or even hundreds) of hours by eliminating certain manual processes and increasing your overall employee productivity. Additionally, Excel Automation reduces the risks of human error, has a faster turn-around time, and frees your employees and managers to focus on high-level tasks.
Microsoft Excel VBA & SQL Coding
Basically, all automation processes done in Excel involve some kind of VBA coding – which stands for Visual Basic for Applications. Although VBA is not a relatively new programming language, it remains a very powerful and viable option when it comes to automated processes, especially those within Microsoft Apps, such as Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and so on. Not only that but when paired and connected with external sources, such as databases, a few lines of SQL coding can increase your reporting potential and show you all the information necessary to make smarter business decisions. And by the way, implementing SQL solutions without databases just using Excel is also doable! Yes, we can use SQL within your Excel spreadsheet without using any external databases.
For those unfamiliar with Excel Macros, they are a set of actions that you can execute as many times as necessary. Basically, a macro is a recording of your mouse clicks and keystrokes. The Macro Recorder allows you to automate some simpler, smaller tasks without the need for any coding experience. Think of macros as training wheels, and VBA coding as riding a bike without them. We can help you with this training to get you introduced to Excel Automation and you’ll be coding VBA in no time!
You can get access to fully automated reports with some simple lines of SQL coding and following some easy steps to connect your spreadsheets with external databases. Those days of endless sheets on different reports and having to underline and highlight pieces of data from all over the place are over. Sensible data turns to information, information turns to knowledge. But knowledge turns to wisdom! Less time gathering data, and more time focusing on intelligent information.
Have you ever considered the possibility of making educated estimates and predictions based on a simple set of input data? By developing some Excel Models such as 3-Way Statements, Cost/Revenues Analysis, or Automatic Variances Breakdown, your company can think ahead of their time and transform raw data into probable predictions for the future. By considering what the possible outcomes are, you can prepare yourself and your employees to face what is yet to come, and by that time, you will all be armed and ready to grab the bull by its horns.
Excel Data Cleaning
When dealing with automated processes, it is vital to verify that all the data is properly set for the codes to work correctly. But of course, human input will always be prone to some margin of error. Extra spaces, duplicates, numbers stored as plain text, highlighting errors, upper and lower case dissonance, data parsing, and of course, the infamous spell check. There are simple and effective ways to perform data cleaning from within, purging the data and making it ready to be processed and turned into money – that is, information.
Microsoft Office Automation
Since you have come this far, have you noticed the vast power hidden within Microsoft Excel? Now imagine all these potential, connected into one single suite. Automated e-mail sending, data processing and transferring, etc. There are endless possibilities when talking about an automated solution integrated within the Office Suite. Neither Microsoft Excel nor Microsoft Office is dead. On the contrary, with help from FixMySpreasheet, you can turn these tools into cost-savings solutions for your company.
How do we do it?
Looking forward to changing your course of action and take control of your spreadsheet-based processes? Let’s start with the basics. You can book a FREE 15-min online consultation, no purchase needed, to expose your ideas and needs so we can create an action plan.
After we have established all of our bases, we can work together with interactive online sessions via Zoom or MeetFox or I can work “offline” and interact by email when required. Of course, we can always touch base from times to times by Zoom or Meetfox.
I’m fully qualified to help you with Office VBA automation, reports, coding, cleaning, macro development, and anything Office and Excel-related. My dual background in Engineering and Finance allows me to understand and interact with a wide variety of stakeholders.
Interested in a larger project particular to your needs? Let’s talk some more and together, we can create a specific action plan with fares that will make both of us thrilled!
Who is it for?
At FixMySpreadsheet, I strongly believe in the empowerment of companies of any size and individuals of any background. Willingness to improve is the key!
If you’re an SME owner who is willing to take the next step to streamline your current tedious processes and value your resources, both human and financial, then my services are tailormade for you! I understand that full-time, in-house developers can become quite expensive, and I realize this option might not be viable for most business owners. This is the very reason I started FixMySpreadhseet.Live website. The more time I can help you save, the stronger you and your company will become.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for greater experience and practical know-how to enhance your résumé and become a VBA Expert, we can discuss some strategies that will launch your career upwards. Ultimately, you will save time and/or earn more money. Companies will respect your well structured and automated processes and value your above average VBA expertise. Overall automating your tasks increases the quality of life and provides job satisfaction. It’s a win-win scenario for all of us!
Why you should do it
You might still be a bit reluctant, or maybe even sceptic, about Office or Excel Automation and everything it involves, so let’s rewind and remember some major advantages:
– Less time wasted in low-level manual tasks with a cost-effective tailored solution
– Improved efficiency towards the decision-making process.
– Optimization of both human and technical resources.
– An automated approach of your processes using Excel and Microsoft Office in general, and how to effectively combine all of them for better results and immediate cost reductions.
– Ultimately, by saving time and money on low value-added tasks, you can take care of the projects that bring more value to your company such as expansion, customer fidelity, and brand awareness.