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There are hundreds of reporting tools out there, with billions being spent on them over the decades. No doubt you’ve heard of just a few of them – tools like Hyperion, Business Objects, Cognos, Crystal Reports, FRx, etc.
But guess what? The #1 reporting tool in every enterprise is STILL Excel – with over one billion users worldwide. Why? Excel is easy to learn and use, and we’re all comfortable working within its familiar interface when inputting data and creating charts and graphs.
So let’s face it: Business users will never, ever, ever completely give up their Excel spreadsheets.
But there’s an ugly truth behind those Excel sheets: The ‘static’ nature of those sheets makes it time-consuming to consistently produce updated financial reports. Consolidating data from different sources, checking for broken links, and reformatting time and time again is a tedious process that’s most responsible for the ‘Excel Hell’ moniker; it’s an error-prone process that sucks time. The real problem is the work that goes into creating those Excel spreadsheets.
So the question becomes:
How do you deliver the automation, accuracy, and scalability of a business application, with the formatting and flexibility of Microsoft Office?
We set out to address this question for our users. The answer? Adaptive OfficeConnect: A solution built upon the following four key principles to bridge the gap between the existing Excel sheets that we know and love, and the cloud data analytics that modern organizations need to make faster, more well-informed business decisions.