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Matching Training to Software Use 3-D Graphing

You have the responsibility to manage software training for Sales, Accounting, and
Operations Department workers in your organization. You have surveyed the
workers to get a feel for the amounts of time spent using various packages, and the
results are shown below. The values shown are the total number of workers in each
department and the total weekly hours the department’s workers spend using each
software package. You have been asked to prepare a spreadsheet summarizing
these data and comparing the use of the various packages across departments.

Departme
nt
Sales
Operation
s
Accountin
g

Employe
es
225
75
30

Spreadshe
et
410
710
310

Databas
e
1,100
520

Presentatio
n
650
405

405

50

a. Create a spreadsheet illustrating each application’s average use per
department. To do this, you will first enter the data shown above. Then
compute the average weekly spreadsheet use by dividing spreadsheet hours
by the number of Sales workers. Do this for each department. Repeat these
three calculations for both database and presentation use. Round results to
the nearest 1/100th.
b. Create a three-dimensional bar graph illustrating the averages by department
and software package.
c. A committee has been formed to plan software training classes at your
company. Prepare a slide presentation with four slides illustrating your findings.
The first slide should serve as an introduction to the data; the second slide
shouldcontain a copy of the original data table (without the averages); the third
slide should contain a copy of the three-dimensional bar graph from the previous
answer; and the fourth slide should contain your conclusions regarding key
applications per department. Use professional labels, formatting, and
backgrounds.