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Bateleur/Excel4apps partnership benefits productivity-minded SAP, Oracle financial users

7 June 2012
Bateleur Software, a leader in the South African high-end software technology arena, has been appointed as a reseller for Excel4apps, a best-in-class provider of Excel-based financial reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP.

A practical alternative to traditional business intelligence (BI) tools, the SAP and Oracle certified applications are the ideal tools for financial users in need of fast access to accurate business data.

These include the GL Wand, Reports Wand, Budget Wand and Sales Wand products, which easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort.

Designed for finance professionals, the award-winning range serves over 9 000 Oracle and SAP users in more than 60 countries and across a broad range of industries, including financial services, education, utilities, insurance, hospitality, manufacturing and engineering.

Announcing the partnership, Bateleur Software CEO Sam Selmer-Olsen said faster access to accurate data is a necessity for all productivity-minded users looking to accelerate creation of financial reports, monthly closes and other critical reporting processes.

And here, for example, GL Wand is a simple, Excel-based financial reporting tool for finance professionals using either SAP Financials or Oracle e-Business Suite 11i or 12.

“With GL Wand, users of SAP Financials and Oracle access a software shortcut to the data they need and eliminate time-consuming steps, including manual exports of data and waiting on IT for query development,” said Selmer-Olsen.

“Because GL Wand links directly with real-time data and bypasses the need for multiple data exports and use of a data warehouse, users have the latest, most accurate financial information at their fingertips in seconds, creating a tremendous time savings when reconciling a number of accounts. Also, the easy Excel-based interface allows users to quickly tailor report fields they need without multiple clicks,” he said.

About Bateleur Software
Bateleur Software is a leader in the South African high-end software technology arena. It distributes a range of software products from selected business partners, all of which are complemented by comprehensive service offerings, among them project management office consultancy, programme and project management, business analysis, technical expertise, development in most tools (.net, Java etc) DBA consulting, fine-tuning, networking, product customisation, and training.

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    Michelle Wallace, Arbonne International, LLC

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    J Raffensberger (MBA), Corporate Controller, Glatfelters

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    Francis Nocom, Applications Manager, Cochlear

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