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Now’s the time for Excel-lent productivity. Introducing Budget Wand.

17 February 2009
Excel4apps has introduced a new tool called Budget Wand to help customers improve their ability to manage the ever-changing budget and forecasting needs of business.

“Tough economic times put added pressure on financial professionals who are being asked to find additional efficiencies and provide customized reports to senior executives. Our GL Wand users already know they improve their GL reporting and save time with GL Wand. Now Budget Wand allows users to meet their important financial budgeting and forecasting requirements all from within Excel,” says Shaun Pendrigh, co-founder of Excel4apps. “We are very pleased with the reception we’ve received from customers who have used Budget Wand,” Pendrigh says.

Budget Wand is a GL Wand add-on that provides the ability to use Excel as the front end of the Oracle General Ledger Budgeting process. Budget Wand makes it easy to create layouts that contain any combination of Actuals, Budgets, Periods and Books to simplify budgeting and forecasting and to update budgets with real time data. Best of all, because Budget Wand is easy to use, deployment is rapid, with minimal IT involvement needed and virtually no training required for users.

“Accounting professionals know and use Excel daily and most use it for their budgeting needs. Pulling Oracle data into Excel is easy with GL Wand. Budget Wand makes it easy to upload new budgets or forecasts into Oracle. There is virtually no impact on the IT staff, and the add-on takes just minutes,” Pendrigh says. A fully functional trial version of Budget Wand is available by visiting www.excel4apps.com.
  • "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