Understanding CALUMO and Excel

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CALUMO embraces the most widely distributed BI, reporting and planning tool in the world. Yes, that means CALUMO loves Excel.

CALUMO uses Excel for what it is great at. Creating attractive reports, charts and analysis. If you love Excel, you can keep using it as you always have, but CALUMO extends Excel to allow you to use it in a much more effective way.

And if you work with people who don’t understand Excel, you’ve got a great solution for them with CALUMO Web.

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Liberate your business data from Spreadsheets

CALUMO brings a unified, structured and secure database to your business data taking the dangerous heavy lifting, data-manipulation and data storage out of the spreadsheet. This cuts days, weeks and months out of the usual spreadsheet-centric reporting and planning processes.  When business data is stored separately in CALUMO, not inside spreadsheets, it’s available to other applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint) and other devices (mobiles and tablets).

Since you are using Excel to author all of these reports, its simple and it just works. Don’t forget, a single CALUMO-enabled Excel worksheet (whether or not you choose to publish as a web page) replaces hundreds of individual Excel workbooks.


Case study: Leverage Excel and CALUMO to create reports in seconds

Traditionally, building and modifying reports and planning input templates can take hours or days. With CALUMO, it takes moments.

In this case study, Richard Ford shares what it feels like to be able to rapidly change Excel reports for Senior Managers with CALUMO.


Demo: Use Excel for what its good at

CALUMO’s Excel integration offers features such as drilling to transactions, function driven auto update of data together with drilling on rows and columns – CALUMO takes Excel to the next level of reporting and planning.


Features

  • No reliance on IT to build reports.
  • Easy report builder.
  • Modify reports and templates quickly.
  • Additional Excel Functions so all of your Excel experience can be utilized.
  • What you would expect from seamless Excel integration including conditional formatting, functions, charts etc.
  • There are no formatting restrictions.

Benefits

  • Enormous time savings and increased productivity.
  • Eliminate Spreadsheet errors.
  • Spontaneous access to the most up-to-date data.
  • One CALUMO enabled Excel template replaces hundreds of spreadsheets.
  • True reporting flexibility.
  • Very little training required to build dynamic reports.

1. Save significant time for finance people.

2. Remove key man risk. Report should not be dependent on 1 or 2 people.

3. Self-service BI – business users access their reports and can answer questions themselves.

1. Built and run by Finance People.

2. Dramatically reduce the time and cost involved in the budget process.

3. Significantly increase accuracy. Remove the risk of human error involved in manual data handling.

1. Instant access for Instant visibility.

2. Analyze with ease.

3. Built for finance people and business analysts.

1. Reforecast at a moment’s notice.

2. Remove the constraint of financial year end for decision making.

3. Decrease time required for the budget process.

1. Get answers Instantly, save hours of efforts.

2. Reduce spend on audit fees.

3. Reduce Finance’s investigation time.

1. Access all your data. Make decisions now.

2. Access to your data at any time

3. Don’t wait for other people for information

1. Save days, weeks and months while dramatically improving user satisfaction

2. No more dumping 1,000’s of transactions and massaging in the hope of finding answers.

3. No more waiting for IT or Finance to produce special analysis

1. Get answers Instantly, save hours.

2. Reduce spend on audit fees.

3. Reduce Finance’s investigation time.

1. Dynamic, live and interactive.

2. Month-end is complete when the last journal is posted.

3. No more printing required.

1. Professional and really good looking

2. Use data from any source

3. Always have the very latest data

1. No bottlenecks. You are not dependent on other people.

2. Build Reports with speed and ease

3. Use your existing knowledge of Excel for fast report building

1. Keep Excel as your report authoring tool

2. Remove the excess workbooks you don’t need with Excel

3. Convert Excel sheets to dynamic web pages

1. Fast report building – Finance people and Business Analysts can build and share reports in minutes.

2. Self Service BI i.e. no reliance on IT to produce reports.

3. Trusted and enterprise grade database.

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Web Users have read and write (reporting, budgeting and forecasting) access to all CALUMO Web Portal content.
Office Connected Users have access to CALUMO Office integration with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
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