In Excel 2013, much of that functionality, including the infrastructure that supports it, is built directly into the Data Model in Excel. Without installing a separate add-in, PowerPivot and PowerView add-ins are installed by default. But they are not automatically enabled.  You have to do some menu/dialog box acrobatics to turn them on, but it’s a one-time set-and-forget requirement.

If you’d like to try it yourself, click through File|Options|Add-Ins|Manage COM Add-Ins|Go… and then enable the add-ins by checking them off and clicking OK.

Below diagram will give you more idea.


Some of the Excel 2013 Features:

If you are looking to quickly build out a self-service BI solution that tells the story of your data, you can now use the tool you know and love – Excel – to rapidly mash-up, explore, analyze and visualize any data ranging from a few rows to hundreds of millions of rows.

  • xVelocity in-memory analytics:

Analyze data ranging from a few rows to hundreds of millions of rows instantly on your desktop using Excel data models, new in 2013 powered by xVelocity in-memory analytics engine. More Details

  • Quick Explore, Trend Charts, Quick Analysis and Flash Fill:

Improve productivity by easily shaping your data with Flash Fill; using Quick Analysis to preview and apply conditional formatting, suggest and create charts, PivotTables, and tables; and using Quick Explore to easily navigate multidimensional and tabular data models and create Trend charts to analyze information over time.

  • Power Pivot:

Access,mash-up and analyze data from virtually any source and rapidly create compelling analytical models with PowerPivot, now in Excel.

  • Power View:

Provide stunning data visualization to discover new insights with a highly interactive and familiar data exploration, visualization, and presentation experience with Power View, now in Excel.



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