Do not be left behind by the digital divide! Messages such as the above are often seen on television and major newspapers. With the country’s push for information and communication literacy, the time is ripe for those wanting to enhance their basic knowledge of software applications, namely Microsoft Excel. With its built-in functions such as financial, date and time, and text, this book gives the reader an insight of how these functions can be used for analyzing data and converting it to information. The book is written using a step-by-step approach for all users wanting to learn some of the advanced functions of Excel such as FV, PV, NPV, IRR, DATE, MONTH, YEAR, NOW, WEEKDAY, CONCATENATE, FIND, REPLACE, SUBSTITUTE, etc. All of these functions and many more are illustrated with practical examples with plenty of screen shots to give readers a better understanding in the application of these functions.