Excel4apps product overview                                                          Budget Wand Data Sheet

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  1. 1. Excel4apps product overview Budget Wand Data Sheet Key Features About Budget Wand Budget Wand allows Excel to be used as the front end to the Oracle General • Excel based Ledger Budgeting functionality. • GL Wand add-on • Load Budget function With Budget Wand, Oracle Financial users can meet their important financial Free format layout budgeting and forecasting requirements, all from within Excel and with minimal • effort and setup. Budget Wand is used for creating and editing models; • Real-time validation distribution and collection of budget values and for validation and upload. • Real-time error correction • Pre-integrated 11i / R12 Create or edit budget models • Oracle supported loads • Support for budget Budget models are Excel workbooks that typically contain a mixture of Actual and Budgets values, formulae and formatting as well as cells for entering new budget journals values. • Multi-book, multi-budgets, single sheet flexibility Actual and Budget values are reported using GL Wand's Get Balance functions, and, entry cells are linked by the Load Budget function. Budget Wand together with Excel enables flexible user defined layouts containing any combination of Actuals, Budgets, Periods and Books as required. “Budget Wand is much simpler to use than ADI when loading budget amounts into financials.” Oracle financials.” Budget Administrator – Avista Corporation “As Budget Wand is Excel Budget models contain refreshable functions linking cells directly to Oracle thereby based minimal training and extending the life of a budget model. Budget Administrators can easily create IT involvement will be required” required” comprehensive excel based models, and reuse them annually or during the multiple iterations typical of a budgeting or forecasting process. Load Budget function Budget collection templates are built around the Load Budget Function, allowing active linking of budget entry cells to a particular budget and account. Once values have been entered they can be submitted for Validation and Upload. www.excel4apps.com
  2. 2. Excel4apps product overview Budget Wand Data Sheet Key benefits Convert Get Balance function • Easy to use Budget Wand includes functionality to convert existing GL Wand Get Balance formulae into a Load budget function. Existing GL Wand reports can easily be • Flexible extended to include columns for budget entry. • No implementation • Rapid deployment Load budget parameters for Budget Optional parameters for Budget update Journals • Comprehensive modelling capability Get Balance function Journal Category • Reusable templates • Refreshable templates Budget Name Journal Name • Minimal training Budget Org Journal Line Description • Minimal IT involvement • Faster budgeting, Distribution forecasting cycles Budget models can be distributed individually to budget owners for budget entry via email, or mass created and distributed using the included Report Manager Functionality. Budget Wand will support both central and decentralised uploading. Availability • Support for Oracle 11i / R12 • Included with the GL Wand installation from version 3.86 • Licensed as a cost plus option Validate & Upload Range, Sheet or All workbooks About Excel4apps This process validates cells containing Load Budget formulae. Once complete, the user can upload the values into Oracle and automatically initiate the concurrent requests for budget journal upload, or budget value override. The validation Excel4apps is a global organisation with process will check and report on the following errors. offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, UAE and resellers in 10+ countries. Function based validations Server side pre-load validations Excel4apps currently has 4000+ licensed GL Wand users at 165+ Budget Org exists Segment security rule test E-Business Suite customers around the globe. Budget Org active Load budget formula is unique www.excel4apps.com Budget name valid CCID allows budgeting sales@excel4apps.com Budget not frozen Account is enabled Budget active Account is active Budget input value validity Currency is valid Account assigned to Budget Org www.excel4apps.com