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Wildlife Conservation Society, Electronic Theater Controls, and NORDAM Participate in Customer Panel Discussion

9 June 2014
Excel4apps was pleased to have several customers participate in an interactive customer panel discussion at the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, USA. The panel session was called "Streamlining Financial Reporting & Analysis for SMEs with Real-Time Data in Excel, No HANA Required." The discussion focused on how these SMEs have streamlined their financial reporting processes with GL Wand by Excel4apps as smaller organizations need simple, economical reporting solutions that don’t require complicated implementations and lengthy training as well as solutions that enable them to get more mileage out of their SAP investment.

The panel shared how specialized solutions like GL Wand allow finance users to be self-sufficient and give immediate information for analysis while allowing customers to leverage existing investments but without time consuming, redundant processes such as re-keying and copying/pasting FICO data from SAP into Excel. Key benefits of GL Wand shared included:

- Simple, focused financial reporting solutions that leverage Excel
- Minimal training
- Real-time data without HANA
- Economical and immediately impactful Panel participants also shared advice and ideas for streamlining the financial reporting processes at other firms of their size

For more information about Wildlife Conversation Society, please visit: www.wcs.org
For more information about Electronic Theater Controls, please visit: www.etcconnect.com/
For more information about NORDAM, please visit: www.nordam.com
For more information about SAPPHIRE NOW, please visit: events.sap.com/sapphirenow/en/home  
  • "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