Join Rudolph Rosenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Analyzing productivity, part of Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Bottom Line with Excel.
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…In this video we will be learning about productivity and…how to analyze it, so let's start by defining what productivity is.…There are many great definitions of productivity on the internet which can…apply to a great variety of concepts, but…here in a finance course and focusing on business performance analysis,…we are concerned only with two kinds of productivity.…The productivity of a factory in producing goods and…the productivity of people in generating business and profitability.…
In both cases, people have a job to do and…productivity is the measure of how much they produce.…In essence, you can apply that concept to anything,…whether there is a production of goods, services or financial performance.…The example that we're most interested in here is the second one,…relating to the production of revenue and profits.…We have a bunch of people in the company working towards a single goal, which is to…increase revenue and profits and we want to measure how good they are at doing it.…
To do so, we are going to use a simple and even simplistic way of doing so.…
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- Prepping data
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- Analyzing overall gross margin performance
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