VBA Will supercharge Excel saving you time and money
Pro VBA – the REAL programming power behind Excel
In many programming scenarios, Excel delivers at a fraction of the time and cost of any other method.
A small list of what VBA is VERY VERY good at:
- Inserting a text string in an Excel spreadsheet
Maybe you frequently type your company name into a worksheet, or you type the same list over and over again. You could create a macro function that will do all this typing for you. You can take this as far as you like.
2. Automating frequently performed tasks
If you generate a similar report over and over again (end of month data maybe?). If you pasting data from here and there and building the same functions. you could automate so much of this process and free up time to do something more interesting
3. Analyse Data FAST
Pivot tables, Data Models, Formulas and Functions. Then use VBA to push your productivity to the next level.
Display and present your new results, in a stunning dashboard report.
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4. Creating custom Excel add-ins
You know about the add-ins that ship with Excel such as the Analysis ToolPak, or various statistical packages? You can write your own special-purpose add-ins.
5. Making Excel simpler to use
Lots of people don’t really understand or want to know how to use computers. (Is that you?) VBA can do tons to make your users job easier. How about a fool proof data-entry template so you don’t have to waste your time doing mundane work. Include some data verification to stamp out those errors that inevitably occur
6. Developing new worksheet functions
We have the technology to create the worksheet cell functions that YOU want.
7. Create a custom tool bar or button
Excel tool bars can be customized with your own buttons that execute your. A great effort saver.
8. Creating complete, macro-driven applications
VBA can drive large-scale applications. Multiple complex calculations maybe computed on many rows of input data. Custom dialogue boxes can display on-screen help and lots of other snazzy stuff.
9. Creating complete, macro-driven applications
VBA Automation- The Big Picture
Excel is built to work in tandem with many other applications through Excel VBA. Code written in any software that supports VBA automation can work in and with any other software that supports VBA automation. In doing so VBA unifies all such programs, into one single solution. Excel can then act as the engine, driving powerful multi-platform solutions.
The most popular software combinations include Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint & Publisher. Other software includes ArcGIS, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA, CorelDraw and WordPerfect. So the power of all this software can be combined into a plethora of bespoke applications and solutions.
As an example, Publisher and the CorelDraw suite of programs can be work in tandem with Excel. Automating much your visual marketing and enabling it to be database driven. Allowing automated photo and picture processing pixel-perfect resizing. Then the adding of splashes, copyright lines etc. as per database instructions. All descriptions, prices and availability in literature and brochures set and edited using VBA. If a value changes in the database then that change is automatically reflected across the board.
It is this kind of automation that illustrates VBA’s potential. Automated checks, balances and controls deliver unprecedented, enhanced value and time saving . Contact us now to find out how VBA can make Excel do more of your work for you.
Questions our customers ask us about VBA for Excel.
Essentially yes. Macros in Excel are written in VBA. VBA is a language, its short for Visual Basic For Applications
If Excel can do it, then VBA can do it.
The idea is, that we can press buttons and stuff in Excel – but those button presses can actually be recorded and played back.
Recording and playing back something takes much less time…
Almost certainly. It’s a very rare occasion that we can’t make someones life easier…
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