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Loss of Client ADI - Oracle R12

Frustrated by Reporting after Oracle R12 or Excel 2007 Migration? GL Wand Sidesteps Struggles from Loss of Client ADI

19 July 2012
GL Wand mitigates the loss of Client ADI with R12 or Excel 2007 migrations via direct link to Oracle financial data, with easy drill down and intuitive report creation from an Excel-based interface

Raleigh, NC – July 19, 2012
– As organizations upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Release 12 or MS Excel 2007, they encounter challenges in reporting from the General Ledger (GL) because Oracle’s Client Application Desktop Integrator (ADI) is no longer available. Used for years to produce FSG (Financial Statement Generator) reports, Client ADI was replaced in R12 by browser-based applications that leave gaps with the familiar Client ADI functionality. Many organizations upgrading to R12 or Excel 2007 have turned to GL Wand from Excel4apps because it delivers real-time GL data via a direct link between Oracle and Excel, dramatically cutting steps from the report creation process – even beyond Client ADI.

“Using their Excel skills, financial users easily create and modify standard and ad-hoc reports with GL Wand’s friendly Excel interface and drill down to sub-ledger details with a simple mouse click – all without requiring IT support,” said Chris Meyer, Managing Director Americas for Excel4apps. “GL Wand reports are similar to those from Oracle methods, yet the process is faster and more intuitive. GL Wand users have noted that submitting ad-hoc reports that once took 15 minutes with Client ADI and 45 minutes with R12 reporting tools take less than five minutes in GL Wand, leaving more time for valuable analysis and less time with frustrating, multi-step processes.”

Now available, the latest version of GL Wand – GL Wand Pre-Release 5 – further empowers financial users with faster refreshes and drill downs to Oracle GL data. The Java-based software installs easily for IT departments and launches directly from Oracle, creating even less steps in the reporting process for users. Intuitive toolbars and enhanced functionality help financial users build richer reports in less time.

GL Wand is an Oracle Validated Integration solution, and Excel4apps is a Gold-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork. For more information on GL Wand Pre-Release 5 and to access a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/glwand5.

About Excel4apps
Excel4apps is a best-in-class provider of Excel-based reporting and budget-loading software for Oracle and SAP. Designed for financial professionals, its award-winning GL Wand, Reports Wand, and Budget Wand, and Sales Wand products easily and securely deliver real-time ERP data using Microsoft Excel to save reporting time and effort. Excel4apps serves over 9,500 Oracle and SAP users worldwide, with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. To schedule a demonstration or try a free trial, visit www.excel4apps.com/oracle today.
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