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XL Connect: A Versatile Tool for Both Functional and Technical Users

XL Connect: A Versatile Tool for Both Functional and Technical Users

Introduction XL Connect

Today, I’d like to tell you a little bit more about XL Connect | Oracle Cloud Edition. This unique solution is designed to interact with your Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications data directly within Excel, bringing forth a seamless user experience for both functional and technical users. Let’s delve into a few of the benefits this versatile tool provides to these two critical user groups in any organization.

XL Connect: Designed for Functional Users

Functional users in an organization are typically end-users who interact with software to accomplish specific tasks. In the context of XL Connect, functional users can utilize Microsoft Excel to develop new reports, efficiently run their favorite out-of-the-box reports or execute custom BI Publisher (BIP) reports they own in Fusion, without having to worry about the underlying complexities.

XL Connect’s easy-to-use interface, built-in report templates, ability to refresh reports in real-time and drill-down features provide functional users with a user-friendly environment to access and analyze data. This empowers them to make informed decisions based on real-time data, fostering a culture of data democracy within the organization.

XL Connect: Empowering Technical Users

On the other end of the spectrum, we have technical users. These are the individuals who need more control and flexibility in interacting with data due to their deep understanding of the data structure and business requirements.

For these users, XL Connect offers a wide array of features, such as the ability to create new reports with auto-validated SQL queries or generate numerous reports from a single SQL. This gives technical users the flexibility they need to build custom reports tailored to their unique needs, making XL Connect a truly versatile solution.

Harnessing Real-Time Data with XL Connect

In today’s digital era, the ability to harness real-time data has become a game-changer for decision-making. Real-time reporting capabilities in XL Connect empower both functional and technical users to access and interpret their data as it updates. With this, it eliminates the lag between data generation and interpretation, leading to more informed, timely decisions.

XL Connect provides you with real-time access to data across different Fusion pods by providing a frictionless user interface for switching between pods. Whether you are a functional user needing the latest data for a critical presentation or a technical user working on data analytics, real-time reporting brings a new level of efficiency and accuracy.

In Conclusion

XL Connect | Oracle Cloud Edition is more than just a reporting tool. It’s a comprehensive solution that enables you to harness the power of real-time data, all within the familiar and widely used platform of Excel. This innovative tool understands the distinct needs of both functional and technical users and caters to them with a range of versatile features.

The seamless integration with Excel not only facilitates ease of use but also leverages a software most users are already comfortable with. This drastically reduces the learning curve, ensuring that users can dive right into data analysis and reporting without the need to master a new interface.

Real-time reporting sets XL Connect apart from traditional reporting tools. By providing instantaneous access to accurate, real-time data, XL Connect encourages quicker, more informed decision-making, enabling you to stay ahead in this data-driven world.

As you explore XL Connect, consider the significant impact this tool could have on your data reporting and decision-making processes. The ability to tap into real-time data might be the transformative feature your organization needs to excel in the digital age.

About the Author

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Sumit Dahiya,
Technical Director

With 20 years in business analytics and software development, Sumit Dahiya stands out as a versatile expert across several sectors. As SplashBI’s Technical Director, his duties span product development to Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications reporting. He excels in integrating and managing critical business software, whether cloud-based or on-premises. Starting at Oracle, Sumit has become a recognized figure, frequently speaking at Oracle User groups. His expertise fuels SplashBI’s drive towards innovation and excellence.

XL Connect: A Versatile Tool for Both Functional and Technical Users 2

Sumit Dahiya,
Technical Director

With 20 years in business analytics and software development, Sumit Dahiya stands out as a versatile expert across several sectors. As SplashBI’s Technical Director, his duties span product development to Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications reporting. He excels in integrating and managing critical business software, whether cloud-based or on-premises. Starting at Oracle, Sumit has become a recognized figure, frequently speaking at Oracle User groups. His expertise fuels SplashBI’s drive towards innovation and excellence.