CALUMO Skylights: BI for PowerPoint and Word (Excel too of course)

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CALUMO Skylights is a truly innovative integration of your Business Intelligence information with Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint. Skylights makes Business Intelligence data available from within your documents and presentations. Zero copying and pasting from Excel required and no numbers that don’t balance and don’t add up.

Finance professionals can revolutionize their reporting processes by using CALUMO Skylights to create annual, end-of-month, and other financial reports containing live data that can be updated to the current period with a single click of the mouse.


Case Study: University revolutionizes their reporting processes


CALUMO takes the pain caused by repetitive, mundane activities to get your weekly, monthly or annual reports done.

With CALUMO Skylights the University of Canberra have streamlined their internal and external year-end reporting process. This is just one application of CALUMO at the University.

It takes less than 10 minutes from posting a journal to seeing its effect in the final external report.

Incidentally, CALUMO comes complete with Skylights – at no additional fee, there’s no additional modules or training required.

Demo: How BI for PowerPoint and Word works

CALUMO Skylights acts as a window that frames interactive web pages and CALUMO published reports.

Once a Skylight is active, you can browse web pages, perform write back, and make selection changes in published reports, just as you would through your normal browser. Skylights created from both published reports and web pages can be re-sized, zoomed in and out, and printed.


  • Pixel perfect reports.
  • High resolution printing.
  • Very quick to build.
  • Any Excel report (even non-CALUMO reports) can be added with ease.
  • Numbers automatically update in your Word or PowerPoint document


  • Changing the notes layout is quick and easy. Modify your note in Excel, re-publish (one button click) then refresh your Word document (the second button click) and you’re done.
  • Real time. Since the Word document can be updated with a single click (and not a song and dance), there’s no need to wait until numbers are finalized. The document can take shape progressively and be updated immediately as results harden.
  • No tables in Word required! Phew! You don’t need to mess around with tables in Word and live with what Microsoft offers any more. No need to check, check and then re-check that hand calculations have flowed through to all schedules.
  • No copy and Paste from Excel.  Did that ever work anyway?
  • Post a journal and see the result in your annual report in minutes.

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.

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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