Excel4apps - Bringing reports to life at Finance Indaba

Excel4apps aims to use the Finance Indaba to uncover delegates' pain points regarding financial reporting.

Genevieve Schoeman, Customer Success Manager for Middle East and Africa at Excel4apps, says the focus of their discussion at the Finance Indaba Africa will be on showcasing their specific solutions that assist finance teams with their month-end closes, ad-hoc reporting, and to minimise human error when using Excel spreadsheets.

“There is a new wave of BI tools on the market, and they are certainly not cheap to implement and maintain. Microsoft Excel is however constantly improving with features and functions – and it is the quintessential business tool for communicating numbers – the swiss army knife for the financial accountant.” says Schoeman.

“Many organisations however are looking for a solution to eliminate spreadsheet errors. What about reducing the risk of these errors, by creating a live link between ERP data and Excel? Excel4apps Wands was created with the finance user in mind. Real-time reporting, quick ad-hoc inquiries and powerful drill downs mean that users have access to ERP data all from Microsoft Excel – providing you with a single version of the truth.”

Due to the familiarity of Microsoft Excel, user adoption is quick, and they can spend more time analysing data to fuel better decision-making.

Schoeman goes on to say that “the benefit of our tools is not only for an organisation’s finance team, but also for the IT department. The zero client installation of Excel4apps takes a mere 30 minutes and reduces the strain on the technology department by putting the power of report building into the hands of the users themselves.”