Definition - What does Pivot Table mean?
The generic pivot table term is used by many companies and software vendors. PivotTable, Microsoft branded and trademarked version, is used in most Excel products.
Techopedia explains Pivot Table
For example, when a store manager reviews the sales of a specific item over a six-month period, he must sift through many pages of relevant and irrelevant data. A pivot table, however, simplifies this process by automatically counting, summarizing and sorting data. Summarized data may then be used to create a report tailored to the item's activity within the specified six-month parameter, reducing data output and table columns and rows. This process may be used to accommodate various data requirements.