12-10 This project gives you an opportunity to learn how to use Excel’s PivotTable feature to analyze a database or data list. Use the data file for Online Management Training Inc. described earlier in the chapter. This is a list of the sales transactions at OMT for one day. You can find this spreadsheet file at MyLab MIS. Use Excel’s PivotTable to help you answer the following questions:
§ Where are the average purchases higher? The answer might tell managers where to focus marketing and sales resources or pitch different messages to different regions.
§ What form of payment is the most common? The answer could be used to emphasize in advertising the most preferred means of payment.
§ Are there any times of day when purchases are most common? Do people buy more products while at work (likely during the day) or at home (likely in the evening)?
§ What’s the relationship between region, type of product purchased, and average sales price?
We provide instructions on how to use Excel PivotTables in our Learning Tracks.
a. Upload your pivot table(s) along with short explanations on multiple worksheets when addressing the bulleted questions. Excel question file attached.