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When is the right time to learn Visual Basic for Applications?

If you’ve ever tried to tackle a Microsoft Office Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) project yourself, then you know how daunting that can be.  While there are built-in Office tools to help you create macros and perform advanced data analysis, at some point you may realize that the default tools are not good enough.  By learning Visual Basic for Applications on your own, you can extend the functionality of your Office programs.

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Custom Excel Visual Basic Application – Project Review – Meeting Services Request Form

A local utilities company has been managing meeting room requests across multiple campuses on a regular basis.  Their method for organizing and working with these requests was a manual, time intensive process with many user errors throughout.

Digital Workshop Center (DWC) was hired to create a custom Visual Basic Application (VBA) in Microsoft Excel and connected to Outlook.  The goals of the project was to reduce the time of manual entry, to reduce the time needed for each user to create a meeting request, and to standardize the process so that requests would be consistent across the company.

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Custom Excel Visual Basic Application – Project Review – NM Industrial Service

The goal of this project was to create an automated solution to create the cover sheets and submittal registers that had been created manually in Excel in the past. After reviewing the current processes with NMIS, DWC determined that they did not have a current system in place to create these documents. Different users created the forms in different ways, and there was a lack of consistency of the final product.

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Custom Excel Visual Basic Application – Project Review – Hensel Phelps

Hensel Phelps, a large construction giant across the US, hired Digital Workshop Center to design a project management application using Microsoft Excel. The project required a high degree of customized Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code, as well as tapping into some of Excel’s advanced reporting, pivot table, and pivot report features.

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