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  • Oracle Reporting with

    the Ease of Excel

    Len Snell - Regional Sales Manager

  • About Excel4appsAgenda

    The Challenge





    Next Steps

    About Excel4apps

  • About Excel4apps

  • Focused

    Dedicated to the development

    of superior financial reporting

    solutions for Oracle

    Excel is where we do most of our work, and because of that familiarity, we could see how GL Wand might make us more productive.

    Diane Pinkerman, Director of Finance, Jacksonville Aviation Authority

  • Trusted

    Founded in 2005

    Used by over 550 of the worlds leading companies with over

    14,000 users in over 62

    countries worldwide

    Rarely do users thank you for a new product, but almost every controller has thanked IT for GL Wand.

    Rob Duncan, Chief Information Officer, Powell Industries

  • Sydney, Australia

    Globally Supported

    We actually got overnight responseswe would send an email with a question or problem and the next morning we would get an explanation or even a patch to help us with our specific problem.

    Dale Kukielka, Senior Business Analyst, Upsher-Smith Laboratories

    Corporate headquarters:Sydney, Australia

    N. America headquarters: Raleigh, NC

    Regional offices:- Australia

    - United States

    - United Kingdom

    - United Arab Emirates

    - Singapore

    - South Africa

    Raleigh, NC

    United States

    Cape Town,

    South Africa

  • Recognized

    OAUG 5 Star Partner

    Voted Most Innovative at South African Oracle Users

    Group (SAOUG)

    Awarded Partner of the Year for past 3 years for UK Oracle

    Users Group (UKOUG)

    Awarded UK Oracle Users Group (UKOUG) Software Product of the Year Finalist for 2012 Business Finance Awards Excel4apps has a relationship-oriented philosophy and takes care

    of its customers and partners.

    Jose Flores, Associate Director, Quadrantix

  • The Challenge

  • Solutions

  • GL Wand

    Excel Live Refresh 11i or R12

    Replacement for Client ADI

    Accelerate EO Period Closes

    No data warehouse needed

    Automate Report Distribution

    Leverage Existing Security

    Ease your Upgrade to R12



    Connect to live

    Oracle data with

    simple formulas in


    DRILL DOWN >> Drill down to the balance, journal or

    even subledger level by double clicking any item.

  • Demonstration

  • 1) Easy to install and use.

    11i, R12

    Test for yourself

    in the trial.

    2) Report data always = Oracle EBS LIVE data.

    Test refresh


    direct from

    Oracle in trial

    3) Lower cost of ownership.


    technologists to

    review the

    architecture and

    desktop install.

    4) Secure. Test for yourself

    in the trial.

    5) Proven global product support.

    Ask our other



    Test us in trial.

    6) Proven remote report development services and

    training services available.

    Choose to do it

    yourself or ask

    us to assist

    7) Try before you buy. Low risk


  • Benefits

  • Hard to create dashboards Easy Dashboarding

    Create drillable dashboards

    at a fraction of the cost.

    Data is out-of-date Real-time ReportingReal-time Oracle data is

    available for performing

    reconciliations and month end.

    No background refresh.

    No Data warehouse.

  • Static FSG Reports Easy Excel based reports

    Save 2-4 days per user via

    increased productivity. Excel

    front end to real-time data!

    Browser Inquiry inefficient Drillable Excel InquiryResolve queries faster.

    Increase Validity of

    Spreadsheet data via drill

    to balances, journals,


  • Hard to share reports Email as PDF, XLS

    Automate month end via mass

    sharing to the right people using

    Report Distribution Manager.

    Hard to write reports Report creation easy as Copy & Paste

    No dependency on IT. Easily

    created tailored reports using

    Copy & Paste.

  • Success

  • Gartner

    World leading IT research & advisory company.

    Partner to 13,000 companies in 85 countries

    Gartner proposes using Financial Analytic products like Excel4apps as part of a broader

    business analytic strategy

    1 Source: Gartner Report: IT Market Clock for Financial Management, Analyst: Nigel Rayner, August 14, 2013

    Report referenced is not public, you will need to request from your Gartner representative

    Report Highlights for Financial Analytic Applications

    1. Offerings from specialist vendors remain popular as a tactical, cost-effective way to improve finance end-user reporting and analysis with minimal IT involvement. Many of these, such as Excel4apps are linked to specific core financial applications/ERP suites 1

    Excel4apps empowers end users to create their own reports in Excel.

    2. Consider applications from specialist vendors on a tactical basis, but you must view these applications as part of a broader business analytics strategy. 1

    Excel4apps solutions complement your BI strategy, are quick to install, easy to use, solve a specific business problem and have a low total cost of ownership.


    1. Packaged Data Extraction Capability:

    Applications include predefined connector to data sources like ERPs

    Excel4apps has packaged connectors for both SAP and Oracle for real-time

    access to data.

    2. Predefined Data Model:

    The financial modules in ERP applications generally have limited reporting capabilities, due to their complex data models. These applications enable finance

    users to create their own financial and management reports, and perform ad hoc

    analysis without significant IT support. 1

    Hides complex underlying application models from users

    Excel4apps leverages existing Excel competencies of users and wizards make reports quick and easy to create.

  • Installation is as easy as you can get from a software standpoint from an IT standpoint, we could

    see that maintenance was

    extremely minimal.

    Rob Duncan, CEO, Powell Industries

    GL Wand is a fabulous tool, we love it

    Donna Holley,


    GL Wand has given our finance users the freedom to

    think outside the box and be

    more innovative with business

    performance metrics

    Martin Stanton, VP Finance,

    Destination Hotels & Resorts

    GL Wand has been a big hit with Cairns

    Finance team.

    Chris Hebden,

    Cairn Energy PLC

    I estimate it will save me 2-3 days per month

    Divisional Accountant,


    GL Wand has proven extremely valuable in

    accessing our Oracle

    data with Excel"

    Michael Hinck, Finance

    Systems Project Manager,



    It took less than two hours to train report

    users. The time savings

    for everyone is incredible

    Francis Nocom, Application

    Manager, Cochlear

    Over 14,000 users in 62 countries

    Over 25 published customer case studies

  • Next Steps

  • Free Trial

    Free in-house 30-day Trial

    Unlimited users

    No middleware or data warehouse requirements

    Installs in minutes

    Use Report Wizard to build report

    3 Simple Steps


    [email protected] [email protected]


    Leonard Snell

    Regional Sales Manager


    [email protected]

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