• Contact
  • Customer Downloads

GL Wand Proves Practical Yet Powerful Reporting Tool for Fletcher Insulation’s SAP Environment

20 August 2010
“GL Wand has streamlined our tight month-end close so that we spend less time struggling to prepare data and more time analyzing it to improve our business strategy and responses. With minimal training, our finance users can develop complex reports in GL Wand in just minutes, without programming support. Because the reports access real-time SAP data, we are assured that we are analyzing the most relevant data possible.” Andrew Roberts, Finance Manager, Fletcher Insulation.

Background

Fletcher Insulation is a producer of Australia's leading insulation brands, with three manufacturing facilities and 14 branch locations located throughout the country. For Fletcher’s Finance Group, extremely tight month-end closes were a challenge in the company’s SAP R/3 environment. Financial reports were due to the various branches and manufacturing plants just two days after SAP data was finalized each month. Plant accountants and managers could then use profit and loss (P&L) statements to perform variance, ratio, and other types of analyses. By the fourth day, the final consolidated financial reports were due from Finance to Fletcher’s parent company.

Challenges

For finance users, creating or updating reports in SAP required ...
  • "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