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GL Wand: Simply Magic?

4 September 2008
We are very excited that one of our GL Wand customers has chosen to present a paper titled "GL Wand: Simply Magic." What more can we say, except that we hope you can make it there in person. Francis Nocom, the Applications Manager at Cochlear Limited will be presenting this paper at the AUSOUG Gold Coast event 13-14 October 2008.

Paper Abstract

In today’s challenging business environment, there is a pressing need to provide useful and prompt reports that will enable the business to make the right decisions in a timely manner. GL Wand provides quick and easy access to Oracle GL and subledger information which results in increased productivity and reporting efficiency. The aim of this presentation is to provide the audience with an overview of the benefits of having GL Wand such as shorter reporting cycles, quicker month end closes and an enhanced experience when using Oracle Financials. This session will show how GL Wand was implemented globally at Cochlear. It will demonstrate the different stages of implementation, from introduction to the tool, stakeholder’s buy-in and how GL Wand was implemented in the Finance teams globally. Emphasis will be on the implementation experience and challenges of consolidating different requirements dictated by different needs across different countries. This will cover project management, ownership, design and development of reports, and user training and support. Each phase will be discussed in detail with emphasis on the critical success factors.

The presentation will also illustrate how GL Wand is used in Cochlear and the benefits it brings to the Finance teams and its customers globally. It will demonstrate GL Wand’s main features and functions, and show why GL Wand is…. simply magic!
  • "We saved about 50 hrs. a month on intercompany reconciliations thanks to faster data compilation using GL Wand"

    Michelle Wallace, Arbonne International, LLC

  • "It’s great to work with a group so committed to providing not only a great product but stellar service as well."

    J Raffensberger (MBA), Corporate Controller, Glatfelters

  • "GL Wand is a fabulous tool, we love it."   

    Donna Holley, Spectranetics

  • "This has to be the quickest ROI we've had on any software investment."

    J Raffensberger (MBA), Corporate Controller, Glatfelters

  • “GL Wand has been a big hit with Cairn’s Finance team."

    Chris Hebden, Cairn Energy PLC

  • "It took less than two hours to train report users. The time savings for everyone is incredible."

    Francis Nocom, Applications Manager, Cochlear

  • “GL Wand has proven extremely valuable in accessing our Oracle data with Excel."

    Michael Hinck, Finance Systems Project Manager, HBO

  • "GL Wand has given our finance users the freedom to think outside the box and be more innovative with performance metrics."

    Martin Stanton, Chief Information Officer, Destination Hotels & Resorts

  • "GL Wand has given our finance users a very flexible tool."

    Paul Simpson, Lancashire County Council