Excel Program Manager Ashvini Sharma has just announced on User Voice something we have all been dying to hear. It has just been announced that Power Pivot is to be made available in all Windows editions (“SKUs”) of Excel! This means the Business, Home, Standard, ... editions - i.e. the one you have!! This is fantastic news and opens up the benefits of this revolutionary add-in to all.
This change has started rolling out with the April Current Channel updates (Builds 9330 and beyond). And yes, it will also be in the upcoming 2019 version as well. This is brilliant news!!
You have no excuse now to stop wasting so much time on preparing data when efforts could be better spent on analysing it and taking appropriate action in a timely fashion. Please take the time to understand what Power Pivot, Power Query / Get & Transform and Power BI can do for you. A little bit of investment can go a long, long way.