You presently work for an automotive parts supply store. Your company is growing and is considering expansion. The company presently has three locations (North, South, and Central) in one state. Each parts supply store carries inventory in four categories. You have been presented with the sales figures for the last three years for each location and inventory category by store. Based on this information, you are tasked with analyzing current sales for each store by category and overall total sales by store and category.
1) Describe your approach to setting up your worksheets and organizing the data.
2) Describe how you will visually represent the data for the total sales of the individual inventory categories for each and every location for the time periods shown.
3) Describe how you will visually represent the consolidated data for the sales of all stores and all inventory categories for all time periods in one chart or graph.
4) Once you have finished the above tasks, you plan to send the Excel workbook to your manager for evaluation. Your manger is presenting your findings to the Board of Directors for justification for additional capital expenditures. The visually representations require to be concise and clear by able to support the requested expenditures. Describe how you would use the integration charateristics of MS Office to incorporate the Excel information into other presentation media.