Excel4apps, a provider of
best-in-class Excel based reporting and budget loading software for Oracle and
SAP, today announced the release of GL Wand 1.10 for SAP. GL Wand for SAP is an innovative Excel
based tool that streamlines reporting for finance departments that run SAP
Financials. As part of the SAP PartnerEdge Program, Excel4apps works closely
with SAP to develop and certify the technical integration of GL Wand with SAP
software. GL Wand augments SAP by helping users access and analyze live
financial information more productively through a familiar Excel front end.
"GL Wand for SAP extends the same benefits to SAP users that customers of GL
Wand for Oracle have appreciated for years, including more efficient finance
reporting, shorter monthly closes and fasters refreshes directly from ERP system
data," said Michele Buson, Director and Co-Founder of Excel4apps. "Our
development team of chartered accountants and experienced SAP users has created
an entirely new code base for this version of GL Wand that is tailored
exclusively for SAP, and initial SAP users cite the product as indispensable for
expedited analysis and ad hoc reporting."
GL Wand links directly with SAP, without the need for a data warehouse or
additional hardware, as with other reporting tools. Installed within minutes and
easy to use, it requires little support from information technology staff for
support and programming. Report creation is easily accomplished by accountants
and other financial users with minimal training, and reports can drill down into
line items and individual cells within SAP data.
"Our very first month-end on SAP was only made possible by migrating the
trial version of GL Wand into production," said Simon Taylor, Finance Manager
for Sphere Healthcare, a large-scale pharmaceutical contract manufacturer based
in Australia. "We recognized the instant value of GL Wand and immediately issued
a purchase order for the software to IQX, our reseller."
GL Wand also enforces SAP authorizations, as opposed to those of a separate
data warehouse, for unparalleled data security.
"GL Wand’s integration architecture is based on SAP’s connector for Microsoft
.NET v2.01, which allows users to log onto SAP via GL Wand and read requested
financial data as SAP authorizations allow," said Grant Peterson, Product
Manager, GL Wand for SAP. "The architecture protects data from unauthorized
access while producing highly auditable reports."
As a participant in the SAP PartnerEdge program, Excel4apps develops
integrated applications that extend, complement and add value to SAP solutions,
thereby helping mutual customers more successfully meet business needs and drive
strong results. GL Wand 1.10 for SAP is available for free trial and download at