Jennifer Owens, Director of Training

Excel at Your Job

While teaching an Excel workshop, I overheard one student say to another, “All of this information is great, but I wish Excel would do [insert function here]. It would make my job so much easier!” I could hear the frustration in her voice. I apologized for eavesdropping and said, “As a matter of fact, it does. Let me show you how.” What she needed was a Pivot Table. Being unfamiliar with the term “Pivot Table,” she never clicked on it. She had been wasting time and energy for years because she didn’t know everything Excel could do. At the end of class, she approached me and said, “I thought Excel was a boring piece of software that didn’t relate to my job, so I was confused when my supervisor signed me up for an Excel workshop. I’m glad she did. I can hardly wait to get back to work and let Excel do the heavy lifting!”

I tell this story because this scenario could have been about any piece of software. If we don’t take the time to learn what the software is capable of, we spend day after day, week after week, year after year, wasting time and energy. Softek Panther was created to do the heavy lifting for you, make your job easier, and give you insight into your data. I hope you are taking advantage of everything Panther has to offer. However, if you find yourself thinking, “I wish Panther would do [insert function here],” reach out to your client liaison or the training department and ask if it is already a Panther feature. If so, we will walk you through it step by step. If what you need is not a Panther feature, we will submit a New Feature request to our Engineering team. Many of the new Panther controls were created because of client requests.

We offer several ways to learn how to use Panther including:

  • Softek Panther User Guide
  • Softek University
  • Webinars
  • Free Group Training
  • Free Individual Training

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At Softek, our team of innovators and software developers brings expertise beyond the ordinary to every client. Our experts are involved with Oracle Cerner Millennium® hospitals throughout the country, consulting clients so they can optimize system performance and revenue integrity.

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