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go home on time more often.

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Are you spending too long at work?

(...and missing out on life!)

There are too many people, just like you, working too many hours creating and updating the same Excel reports each day, week, or month.

You know that Excel has the capability to remove repetitive tasks, but it always seems so complicated.

You've probably tried to write VBA Macros; maybe it was even covered on an Excel advanced course.

But let's be honest, while reporting automation is possible with VBA Macros, it's hard to learn. Maybe you've tried and given up, or perhaps you've realized that VBA macros take too long to master.

Here is something you need to know… you can automate Excel without writing a single VBA Macro.

Does this sound like you?

  • You spend too much time copying and pasting data between workbooks, and then spending more time performing the same time-consuming actions to turn that data into something useful?
  • You work through your lunch break and take work home so you can catch up during the evening and weekends?
  • You are bored at work because you’re doing the same repetitive reporting tasks every day, week, or month?
  • Whenever you complete one task there is always another forecast, period-end, or deadline to move straight onto. You never quite catch up and feel like you’re constantly running just to stand still?
  • You’ve been using Excel for quite a while, you would love to automate your tasks, but you feel overwhelmed by the number of features?
  • You feel like you're destined to keep working late and missing out on what is important to you?

Others might choose to do this, but you can choose a different way!

You know Excel can do more, but you never get there!

Even if you spend time trying to master Excel, you never seem to achieve the time savings you need.

Maybe you’ve been on Excel courses but never seem to be any further forward.

It’s easy to pick up tips and tricks here are there, watch videos and obtain cheat sheets. But you’re still drowning.

You’re certainly not alone.

The problem is, until now, nobody has told you the right way to do things; to make everything work together.

You need to realize something… all that can stop today!

Start automating Excel, saving time, and enjoying your job

Excel is probably the most powerful, most flexible, and most used software on the planet. If you stop trying to be faster with Excel and focus on automating Excel, then you will truly master it.

Imagine a world where you could complete your work quickly with no stress; saving time and getting to spend more doing thing things you love.

Excel automation can change your life:

STOP:

  • Stop working late just to get your day-to-date activities complete.
  • Stop doing the tasks a well-trained monkey could perform (you’re better than that!)
  • Stop feeling stressed about forecasts, month ends, and deadlines.
  • Stop fearing the “last-minute change” that could result in hours of re-work.

START:

  • Start spending more time with your family and friends and doing what you love.
  • Start performing at a level way above your co-workers, increasing your chance of a promotion or a bonus.
  • Start building a desirable skill set that every employer wishes their employees had.
  • Start adding value to your business and become the hero who saved the company time and money.

Here’s the thing… ultimately, you will be happier!

Join the Automation Academy

The Automation Academy is a training program that shows you how to automate Excel step-by-step.

Too many people are teaching shortcuts and tips and tricks, but that won’t help you.

What’s the point of being faster at something you don’t need to do?

Stop trying to be faster at Excel. Start automating Excel.

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The Automation Academy gives you the tools for success

Excel has come a long way in the last ten years, and a lot of automation can now be achieved without writing a single VBA Macro.

The new tools have been available inside Excel since 2016. Therefore, it is likely you already have everything you need to achieve higher levels of automation and start saving time today.

In the academy, you will learn the tools and techniques for modern Excel reporting automation.

Training:

  • Input control & management – Learn the best practices and techniques for managing input so you can create end-to-end automation and make your work easy to maintain.
  • Data preparation & structure – Learn the optimal way for using data in Excel; so you can avoid complex formulas and achieve more with your existing skills.
  • Power Query – Learn how to automate data extraction and preparation, so you can update reports in seconds/minutes instead of hours and never copy and paste between workbooks ever again.
  • Excel Tables – Tables are the best method for holding spreadsheet data. They allow you to automate formulas through auto data expansion and calculated columns; you will never need to update a formula range ever again.
  • Automation from Excel Word, PowerPoint, PDFs, and Outlook; enabling you to update documents and distribute them without copying and pasting from Excel; saving you lots of time-consuming tasks.

Tools:

  • Automation Toolkit – Create complete automation processes from input to distribution without writing a single line of code, meaning you can automate Excel without being an expert user.
  • Document Management Tools – Manage your inputs to ensure you have all the files required to complete your processes.
  • Push Add-in - Creates PowerPoint presentations from Excel fast. Automatically insert and resize Tables and Charts with a single click so you can create presentations in a fraction of the time.
  • PowerPoint Links Manager – Edit and update linked documents inside PowerPoint so presentations can be updated in seconds.

Live Member Calls:

If you have any questions or tricky scenarios you need help with, there are regular live Q&A member calls to support you.

These are also an excellent way for you to learn the latest and best techniques to implement in your situation.

Community Forums:

The Community Forum is available to you 24/7. This is where you can get support and answers to your questions from our team and like-minded community members.

Built by somebody who has been there.

Hi, I'm Mark, and I've been using Excel in the corporate world for over 20 years.

When I moved to a new company in 2015, I was surprised to see the amount of manual Excel work my co-workers were undertaking every day.

I was saving days of time every month by:

  • Automating the creation of PDFs and PowerPoint Presentations
  • Creating tools for automated commentary writing
  • Building tools to identify data anomalies and errors

So, I set up Excel Off The Grid to teach others how to achieve the same results. The frameworks, tools, and techniques taught in the academy are all a direct result of my own experience of achieving massive time savings in a corporate environment. I know what it's like; I've been there.

Today, I am a reporting automation consultant, and I am passionate about helping workplace warriors remove unnecessary tasks from their day so that they can go home on time.

Excel Off The Grid now helps millions of people every year through the blog, YouTube channel, books, and courses. Because of this commitment to helping others, in 2021, I was recognized with Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award, and Acquisition International named me the Spreadsheet Instructional Expert of the Year.

What do people say about our content:

Comments may relate to the blog, YouTube vidoes, books or courses.

Bernadette

I figured there had to be a simpler way in Excel. This is just what I needed. Your explanation is straight to the point and easy to follow!

Alvin

OMG, THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEED!! you are very straight to the point without any unnecessary remarks and I literally get what I want after following your instructions first time! thanks for making the complex simple for me :)

Ugochukwu

Mark Proctor!!! Where have you been all my life??? Amazing content you've got!

Is the Automation Academy for you?

Are you…

  • A professional who spends a lot of time using Excel?
  • Working with data to create reports and analysis?
  • Somebody that wants to save time and achieve more?
  • Somebody who is motivated to start making changes to their work-life?"

"Yes"...then the Automation Academy is for you.


Join the Automation Academy Today

You've wasted enough time with Excel; it's time to start making savings.

Monthly Plan

$49

Per month.
Cancel at any time.

Includes:

  • Full access to the Automation Academy training courses
  • Practice files
  • Community forum available 24/7
  •  Live member calls
  • Exclusive tools:
    • Automation Toolkit
    • Push Add-in
    • PowerPoint Links Manager
    • Document Manager
  • Bonus Resources:
    • 100 Excel VBA Macros eBook
    • Formula Magic with Dynamic Arrays ebook
    • VBA Cheat Sheets
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
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Annual Plan

$490

Billed annually.
Get 2 months free!

Includes:

  • Full access to the Automation Academy training courses
  • Practice files
  • Community forum available 24/7
  •  Live member calls
  • Exclusive tools:
    • Automation Toolkit
    • Push Add-in
    • PowerPoint Links Manager
    • Document Manager
  • Bonus Resources:
    • 100 Excel VBA Macros eBook
    • Formula Magic with Dynamic Arrays ebook
    • VBA Cheat Sheets
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
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Academy Plus

$4,500 per year

Billed annually.

Includes:

  • 12 x ½ day 1:1 consultancy support sessions.
  • Full access to the Automation Academy training courses
  • Practice files
  • Community forum available 24/7
  •  Live member calls
  • Exclusive tools:
    • Automation Toolkit
    • Push Add-in
    • PowerPoint Links Manager
    • Document Manager
  • Bonus Resources:
    • 100 Excel VBA Macros eBook
    • Formula Magic with Dynamic Arrays ebook
    • VBA Cheat Sheets
  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
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Example lessons

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This is what John says about our content:

"Mark, you're an absolute legend! 🏆

You've just guided me through the final steps I needed in order to finish building a tool I've been working on most of the day.

The tool is to be used to work through over 100 separate cases, with more likely to come, which each take 15 minutes to complete, at best.

This has changed my individual case time down to a little under two minutes. That's a massive saving of over 22 hours on just this current batch!!! 😲"

Start automating Excel today!

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