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Financial Power “Even Executives Can Use”

18 September 2008
In this age of technology, it’s not uncommon for senior executives to do things for themselves. When your organization is running lean and mean and striving for productivity to help capitalize on exciting opportunities, the tools you use make a difference. For Integro Insurance Brokers, their acquisition of technology is always based on an analysis of functions, ease of use, and wherever possible, self-sufficiency. Scott Ashen, who is responsible for Integro’s Oracle and HRIS systems spends half his day in IT and the other half in accounting. With resources spread thin, he knew his users needed simple solutions that would allow them to create ad hoc reports and complex reconciliations without involving IT. With GL Wand, he got exactly what he needed.

“Our consulting partner was helping us evaluate reporting options. We evaluated GL Wand and another product, and GL Wand was a slam dunk. Our people think in Excel. It’s like their right arm, so they are working in a media they are extremely comfortable with,” Ashen says.

Today Integro uses GL Wand not only for dozens of reconciliations and ad hoc reports, but also for most of their month end reporting. The presentation quality reports appeal to Integro professionals, and according to Ashen, the flexibility and power of the tool is literally cutting the time it takes to do complex reconciliations in half.

“We are saving so much time organization-wide while giving people the ability to be self sufficient. Our executives can do reports themselves, and they like that a lot,” Ashen says. For more about Integro, read our press release and case study coming soon.
  • "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