Excel4apps Introduces Reports Wand for Fast and Flexible Reporting of Oracle EBS Data

New Reports Wand add-on for GL Wand reporting tool simplifies complex Oracle reporting tasks with minimal IT support

Jan 20, 2010, 09:23 ET from Excel4apps

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting and budget loading software for Oracle and SAP, has announced release of the new Reports Wand add-on for its popular GL Wand reporting tool.  Reports Wand expands GL Wand's flexibility for creating highly customized and complex reports within Excel from live, refreshable Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) data.  An organization's IT support staff simply defines reports in SQL with its tool of choice and turns them over to users for additional customization in Reports Wand, without the need for ongoing IT support.

"Reports Wand offers end users incredible flexibility and speed in terms of filtering, sorting and formatting real-time Oracle data within GL Wand, as well as the ability to run their own SQL queries without IT assistance," said Chris Meyer, Director Americas for Excel4apps. "Because users work in a familiar Excel environment with Reports Wand, it requires minimal user training. GL Wand with Reports Wand also provides a working area that can combine data from multiple Oracle reports and data sources outside of Oracle."

With Reports Wand, users access Oracle reports previously defined to their exact requirements by IT support programmers. They can then use Excel formatting, pivot tables, charts and user-defined functions to create variants of these reports that are multi-tiered and drillable to data levels set by IT, while leveraging the existing Oracle value sets and security.  To do so, users simply modify parameters, filters or options on a Reports Wand Criteria Sheet.

"Reports Wand has taken the benefits of report creation in GL Wand a step further by allowing our users an extended set of tools for rapidly creating highly tailored ad hoc reports," said Derik Tran, Project Delivery Manager for Tetra Tech Inc. "Users can also save report output and perform valuable historical trend analysis for any Oracle EBS data, as well as locate and append incremental records."

For IT departments, Reports Wand helps create an environment of partnership that allows end users to function almost independently of their support. Reports Wand also preserves data security based on the user's Oracle responsibility level and supports the appropriate row level Oracle security level.

Reports Wand is included with GL Wand 4.0 and higher. For more information and a free trial of GL Wand and Reports Wand for Oracle 11i/R12, visit www.excel4apps.com/oracle. Excel4apps also offers a short demonstration of Reports Wand, as well as a webinar on Reports Wand scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST.  

About Excel4apps

Excel4apps is a provider of best-in-class Excel based reporting and budget loading software for Oracle and SAP. Its award winning GL Wand, Budget Wand and Reports Wand products help Oracle and SAP financial professionals save time by delivering accurate and secure information in the familiar Excel environment.  The company serves a broad range of industries, including financial services, education, utilities, insurance, hospitality, manufacturing and engineering.  All products are available for immediate download and free trial, installing in minutes with no data warehouse and no additional hardware, setup or security configuration needed.  Excel4apps maintains offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. More information is available at www.excel4apps.com.

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