Oracle Report Manager compared to GL Wand
Category Report Manager GL Wand So what?
Report front end Report Manager is for GL Wand is for With GL Wand, the productive Excel
controlling user access to increasing user interface is used for defining, executing,
historic reports in the productivity by using publishing and analysis of reports.
Oracle E-Business Suite Excel as the front end
reports repository via a to Oracle Financial Enhanced user productivity is why
web browser. data. hundreds of companies have selected
GL Wand to complement their Oracle
Reports are refreshed via Excel reports are Financial reporting strategy.
the concurrent manager. refreshed live by users
while segment value Report Manager is more about control
security is automatically and security and less about enhanced
Report sharing User access to historic Reports can be mass In the Report Manager scenario, all
reports is controlled via a created and mass report repository users will need to be
browser to the Oracle E- emailed in xls, xlsx, pdf licensed Oracle EBS users. With GL
business Suite repository. or HTML formats. Wand you can easily mass create static
Excel or PDF reports for sharing with
non Oracle users.
Excel integration Report Manager is a With GL Wand, the From a report development
template driven tool which productive Excel perspective, with GL Wand, reports can
publishes to Excel. Once interface is used for easily be modified, enhanced, cloned
published it is difficult to defining, executing, and re-used, using the native Excel
dynamically add new publishing and analysis interface. This makes for a very
columns or modify the of reports. productive Report development
layout/template directly in environment.
Real time Reports are refreshed in Live cell by cell With GL Wand all financial information
the background via the refreshes controlled by is at your fingertips making it useful for
concurrent manager and the user. more than just generating financial
then published to Excel. reports.
GL Wand is used for ad hoc enquires,
account reconciliations, actual budget
variance analysis, costing and
operational accounting. Expect
Report definitions Based on FSG row set / Based on Custom GL Wand reports are flexible and easily
column set architecture Excel functions at the support a mix of charts, conditional
cell level. formatting, statistical values, multiple
sets of books information, multiple
currencies and multiple combinations of
actual and budgets across multiple
Report development Users require specialist Users need to know Users can develop their own adhoc
knowledge of FSG report how to use Excel. reports and do their jobs better without
development. specialist skills.
Create drillable reports Yes GL Wand creates GL Wand drill downs have built-in
formatted Excel wizards to remove headings and
workbooks with the drill subtotals making it easier to
data. GL Wand consolidate, sort, filter and pivot drill
supports customized down data. It is also possible to extend
layouts, drill to the standard drills based on your own
balances, drill to SQL statement using the Reports Wand
journals, full journals add-on.
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and sub ledgers.
Enhance productivity Report Manager does not GL Wand stated Expect to save 2-4 days per user per
have a goal of increasing objective is to increase month on finance related tasks after
user productivity, rather user productivity. deploying GL Wand.
security and control.
Report building tools Discover functions GL Wand has easy to use functions to
further reduce report development time.
Report Refresh Report definition is Controlled at the GL Wand refreshes cells at a rate of 5-
Performance uploaded to server and individual cell / range / 50 cells per second. Each cell
then executed as a sheet or workbook representing many balances. Huge
concurrent request and level. productivity gain is expected, especially
then published into excel. for ad hoc enquiry compared to a front
Report Refresh Overwrites destination Refreshes each cell in Excel objects like graphs, conditional
architecture cells / destination place with referential formatting, formulae etc which are
worksheet with a static integrity maintained. linked to source cells will refresh intact
data dump. due to this referential integrity.
Users can exploit Excel functionality.
One click reporting is possible with GL
Ease of installation Involves applying many Installs in minutes. Start writing your first GL Wand report
patches and within minutes of installation.
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