Easy to Install, Easy to Use, and Enterprise Ready
January 24, 2019

Easy to Install, Easy to Use, and Enterprise Ready

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Excel4apps

The product is being used by one of our Business Units in South America. It is a replacement product for Oracle's Web ADI that is used by other business units of the company. It is less complex to maintain and install than the Web ADI product and there is very little that needs to be done to keep it running.
  • Easy to install and maintain. After the initial installation, there is little involvement by the technical administrators.
  • Cloning production to a test environment does not require any additional setups unlike Oracle EBS which does.
  • Loading data and reporting on this data is handled via EXCEL spreadsheets which is the "language" of our financial users.
  • Really cannot think of anything I would have them do differently. It does not require any intervention by the data base or system administrators after initial installation which is quite easy and bug free.
The Excel interface enables data uploads and sharing via common Samba drives mapped to PC clients. The dashboard interface in the GL WAND component provides a common interface on the reporting side. Audit compliance is guaranteed as the software makes use of the existing security established in E Business Suite.
Access controls are handled by the same mechanisms built inside the underlying application (such as peoplesoft and E Business suite) thus ensuring audit compliance related to segregation of duties. The GL Wand dashboard is the common interface used for reporting the data. Formatting and report distribution is handled by GL WAND.
It suited for data loads that can be handled via spreadsheets without much validation on the data base side of the application environment. I would not use this to load gigabytes of data but for operational use where key strokes can be reduced and errors minimized, it is fine. This replaces the need to key stroke in Oracle Forms.

Excel4apps Feature Ratings

Pixel Perfect reports
Not Rated
Report Formatting Templates
8
Drill-down analysis
8
Formatting capabilities
9
Report sharing and collaboration
8
Publish to Web
7
Report Versioning
6
Report Delivery Scheduling
7
Multi-User Support (named login)
10
Role-Based Security Model
Not Rated
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
8