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Avista Makes Complex Accounting Easy with GL Wand Power

4 May 2009
For more than 100 years, Avista has been generating power and delivering natural gas and electricity to customers throughout Washington state. In 2007, before GL Wand, the reports created by Oracle FSG were not usable as created resulting in efficient processes. Today a growing group of users are enjoying the benefits of GL Wand and Excel4apps’ newest product: Budget Wand. The result, users say, is that all accounting and finance operations go faster and smoother.

"Our goal was to make our accounting easier and less complex. With GL Wand and Budget Wand, reports of all types are quicker to generate. We have basically eliminated our human error potential while speeding up processes. We also have given our analysts and accountants a tool to help them find problems and opportunities within our financials far easier than before. Our executives are right on board and can do their own comparisons. They love that.” - Jenny McCauley Accounting Analyst Avista. Read the full Avista case study.
  • "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