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Nucleus Research Finds GL Wand Fills Reporting Gaps Left by Enterprise Systems and Traditional BI Software

22 July 2011
RALEIGH, NC (July 21, 2011) – In order to provide value, financial data from enterprise systems like SAP and Oracle must be in the right hands at the right time, yet reporting information from these applications remains a challenge for many organizations in terms of time and resources. Even business intelligence (BI) tools fall short for companies that need to avoid the initial and ongoing costs of such applications.

In a recently published, independent research note, Nucleus Research found that gaps in reporting left by enterprise and BI systems can be filled by non-traditional BI tools like GL Wand from Excel4apps, a provider of best-in-class Excel-based financial reporting software for use with SAP and Oracle. GL Wand pulls general ledger data directly into an easy-to-manipulate Excel ® spreadsheet, without the need for a data warehouse or information technology (IT) programming support. Read the full press release by visiting
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