About MrExcel

Online, he's known as Mr. Excel, but offline, he's better known as Bill Jelen, a real-life Excel expert. Bill has over 18 years of spreadsheet experience. He has been doing Excel consulting since 1998 and it is now his full-time gig.

Bill works with clients all over the world, designing custom Excel applications, solving their Excel emergencies and providing tips and hints that help Excel users get the most out of their spreadsheet applications.

When he first launched MrExcel.com, Bill had no idea it would take off the way it did. When he received his first two questions five days after the site went live, he didn't know the answer to either one! He forced himself to learn Excel from his user's perspective, using the program in ways that were new to him.

By relating to other Excel users rather than programmers, he firmly believes that there are two ways to program every application. There is an easy and a right way. He'd much rather spend the extra time to give his clients the right solutions that save more time over the long haul than give them the easy solutions that will consume more of the clients' time than they should.

About Easy-XL

Easy-XL is a partnership between Bill Jelen of MrExcel.com and InformationActive Inc., a software company based in Ottawa, Canada.

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  • On Excel’s 30th Anniversary, Power Query is a Game-Changer
    Today, September 30, 2015 is the 30th anniversary of Microsoft Excel. Version 1.0 debuted for the Mac on September 30, 1985. Excel, of course, was not the first spreadsheet program. It was not even the first spreadsheet program from Microsoft, who had released Multiplan a few years earlier. Eventually, though, Excel went on to become(...)
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    I will be joining the Excelapalooza speakers this year, providing six sessions at this three-day conference outside of Dallas, Texas. Readers of MrExcel.com can save $145 on registration costs. Use coupon code MRExcel15 to reduce the registration cost to a flat $1305 price.  
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    Joe Chirilov is a long-time project manager on the Excel team. He summed it up best when he noted: “One of the perks of working on an awesome product like Excel: Fan Videos”. With the May 5, 2015 release of Excel Func from Professor Steve Tuttle, the Top 10 Excel Song Parody list gets a(...)
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