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Business Intelligence Fast and Easy: A powerful Excel-based report generation and distribution engine

Are you going to jump in to a Business Intelligence Project? Before, you adquire any expensive tool you had better to take a look at Apesoft, based in Barcelona and Atlanta.

It saves hours of wasted effort by automating many activities associated with manual Excel reporting. Creating reports is easy with the built-in query wizard and report designer. It automatically extracts data from databases, accounting and ERP systems and then formats this information into graphically rich, pixel perfect Excel reports. The built-in work planner automates the generation and delivery of reports and alerts via email or Web.

Key features:excel

– Users love it because its 100% Excel – simple and familiar

– Unlimited user licensing. Users only need Excel – no add-ins or plug-ins required

– Scheduled daily, weekly, monthly refresh of reports – automatically

– Automatic alerting

– Native support for many common formats – Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, HTML and Access

– Access to virtually any data source via ODBC – Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, AS400, etc.

– Easily combine data from disparate sources into a single report

– Easily reuse existing Excel reports

– Support for OLAP cubes

– And much more…

In summary, you do not need expensive Business Intelligence tools, endless projects and slow data integration tools in order to have all the critical data of your company available. With Apesoft you will be able to take strategic decisions with the right data available at the right time.

All you need is Excel!!!

GetApp.com – A dream come true

Christophe Primault another successful serial entrepreneur based in Barcelona has just launched GetApp.com

For a compulsive software searcher and tester like me, this web site is a dream come true!

GetApp.com is a new vertical search engine for business applications. It is like a business ‘app store’ for companies of all sizes. They launched as Beta in December 2009.

The site currently lists 2,270 applications across over 300 categories organized by industry and business need.

They have two main focuses:

1) Business buyers: Confronted with an overload of data available through generic search engines, such as Google, it is proven that business buyers prefer relevant, fresh and trustworthy information from a dedicated portal.

2) Application providers: The shift to SaaS and Cloud Computing is opening opportunities but it also makes it increasingly difficult to reach prospects online. GetApp.com helps them to be found closer to a purchase decision and to convert prospects into real leads. They want to help make their online lead generation efforts more worthwhile and reduce the customer acquisition cost.

 

Here comes one great feature: it sets us apart is our focus on the new delivery methods of business applications, SaaS, Virtual Appliances and Cloud Images. They also offer a cool free assessment tool to help people choose between deployments. To our knowledge it is absolutely unique. It may seem amazing as many people, including us, are confronted with this dilemma and it is not always a straight call!

Over the coming months, they’ll be introducing many new features, some of them never heard of in business software portals, including collaboration tools, social networking tools and widgets for third parties web sites to display a customized application search box only relevant to their audience.

They have also developed badges of GetApp.com and the Personalized Assessment tool with HTML tags to include directly into third parties blogs and websites.

In summary, it looks like we have a killer portal in front of us. Nowadays, with the information overload and the Google unfair position practices smart directories like GetApp.com are going to have their own space in the web.