Master Reporting On Oracle Fusion Data From Excel

AirQuery’s Excel SQLEdge simplifies and secures reporting for cloud data via Excel.

The business landscape is evolving at a lightning pace. However, data collection and analysis continue to be the lifeblood of organizations. The ability to access and analyze real-time data and act on contextually relevant insights is a key differentiator between those who thrive and those who stumble. That’s one of the significant reasons why cloud-based data systems like Oracle Fusion Cloud are becoming the preferred way to organize and manage enterprise data. It simplifies reporting and analysis, helping organizations stay on top of trends and make data-driven decisions. The hiccup emerges when attempting to create reports with data from cloud-based systems via software like Excel. That’s where trusty add-ins like AirQuery’s Excel SQLEdge come in. 

The Oracle Fusion Cloud Migration

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are the backbone of every organization as they pull together all aspects of a business - financials and accounting, human resources, customer experiences, and supply chains - and provide a comprehensive and accurate view of the business. While on-premise systems have advantages, they tend to be inflexible and cannot evolve at the pace a growing business requires.

Enter cloud-based systems. Oracle Fusion Cloud is increasingly becoming the choice for enterprises migrating their data to a cloud-based system. 

A comprehensive suite of resource planning applications, Oracle Fusion Cloud, is designed to connect all critical business processes seamlessly and allows organizations to adapt to emerging business challenges rapidly. It intelligently automates manual tasks like expense reporting, reducing employees' time gathering and validating data. It employs machine learning to discern patterns and anomalies and recommend a course of action.

The list of companies that have turned to Oracle Fusion Cloud is extensive and illustrious, backing its claim as a leader in the ERP space. 

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Why is Oracle Fusion Cloud an Essential Tool For Businesses?

Unified Platform: It unifies applications and functionalities for uninterrupted data flow and seamless integration between different processes. This helps businesses streamline operations, reduce data silos and democratize data.

User-Friendly: It offers an intuitive interface and is designed to be easy to navigate, allowing employees across the board to use the system effectively.

Scalability: It is flexible, allowing companies to scale application features and computation power up or down.  Additionally, the modular architecture allows organizations to choose and implement only the required modules.

Enterprise-First: It offers end-to-end ERP solutions, taking care of every necessity small or large enterprises may incur.

Advanced Data Security: It offers better security than traditional data centers. The features include improved customer data isolation and data authorization, protection against internet threats, and access control. It also assists with minimizing downtime and reducing the risk of data loss.

Advanced Analytics & Reporting: Its reporting and analytics capabilities enable organizations to gain deep insights into their performance metrics.

Economically Viable: It does not incur upfront licensing fees and, more importantly, does not require businesses to buy or maintain hardware. It allows companies to choose software and features they need on a monthly cost basis. It alleviates the burden of paying for features that go unused.

Future Ready: It is designed to regularly auto-update, allowing the businesses it supports to take advantage of developing technologies and keep up with the competition.

To sum it up, Oracle Fusion Cloud is an essential ERP solution that helps organizations leverage the benefits of cloud technology to stay agile and competitive.

Excel Reporting & The Challenges With Oracle Fusion Data

The ability to integrate seamlessly with varied sources is one of the critical reasons Excel is so valuable as a reporting and analytics tool. However, while this process is effective for on-premise data systems, cloud-based systems offer challenges. These challenges stem from the nature of cloud-based systems and restrictions on data access, making it difficult to access data and create comprehensive and relevant reports.

The challenges restricting reporting with Oracle Fusion Data via Excel include the following:

  • Restrictions on real-time data access and discrepancies in data.
  • Additional setup and configuration due to the requirement of custom coding or using cloud APIs.
  • Unauthorized users can easily access compromised security such as Excel, and files can be shared without hassle.
  • Limited support for Oracle Fusion Cloud data structures. Excel also has limited data transformation capabilities, leaving the potential for data loss and/or misinterpretation.
  • Restrictions on data accessibility may require complex queries to extract data, limiting users that can effectively fetch data independently.

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Not The Right Fit: Excel & Browser-Based Web SQL Editors

A majority of the existing SQL editors are browser or web-based, and while they have their advantages, a few challenges come into play regarding Excel applications.

Limited Offline Access: Browser-based SQL editors require an active internet connection to function optimally. Slow or unreliable connections can also lead to lags and delays in query execution, impacting productivity. Accessing data via a plug-in will also depend on where the database is housed. And since most cloud-based systems rely on a good internet connection, accessing real-time data may be compromised.

Compromised Performance: A browser's memory and processing abilities impact the overall performance of the SQL editor. This puts limitations on the data that can be efficiently processed. The editor's performance is often compromised when working with a high volume of data or complex queries.

Limited Integration: Most browser-based SQL editors require importing and exporting data between the two applications, increasing the time it takes to avail the required data and potentially leaving room for errors.

Compatibility Concerns: Browser-based SQL editors may incur compatibility issues across different web browsers and different versions of web browsers. A consequence of this is different user experiences and the potential inability to run the application with specific browsers.

Compromised Security: Measures to secure data connections are in place. However, browser-based applications are still vulnerable to attacks, potentially compromising the security of confidential and sensitive enterprise data.

The Excel SQLEdge Advantage

Reporting for Oracle Fusion Data with Excel has much potential to streamline processes and simplify accessing and manipulating data so that individual users can make quick data-driven decisions and shape how organizations grow. However, challenges or limitations emerge, as we've seen at every turn - whether with application integration or existing SQL editors. To overcome these and ensure that ad-hoc reporting is available to all employees with basic SQL knowledge, not just developers, AirQuery has designed a new tool, introducing AirQuery Excel SQLEdge.

This solution is an Excel plug-in that can be run directly through an Excel spreadsheet. It directly connects with Oracle Fusion Cloud, extracting data that can be used for comparison or report generation. Excel SQLEdge is designed to help maintain, distribute, and reuse scripts. It allows users to explore data and underlying application transactions, dashboards, and reports and leverage Excel functionalities.

Excel SQLEdge can be used to:

  • Generate real-time ad-hoc reports in Excel.
  • Use the power of Excel for efficient data comparisons.
  • Run custom SQL Queries, generate reports, and analyze real-time data.
  • Perform data analysis within a spreadsheet rather than spending your time extracting data and analyzing it.
  • Perform sophisticated data comparison between the development instance and production instance of Oracle Fusion Cloud.

Why Use Excel SQLEdge?

As more businesses leap into cloud-based applications like Oracle Fusion Cloud, the need for real-time ad-hoc reporting solutions is growing, and Excel SQLEdge goes beyond just filling the gap. Here's why it is the tool your organization needs to sharpen its competitive edge.

Excel Reporting Tool

This lightweight Excel reporting tool enables Web SQLEdge to be used from anywhere and on any computer. It does not require any additional desktop software to be downloaded. Since it is seamlessly integrated with Oracle Fusion Cloud, data is consistently refreshed to sync with real-time data at the source.

The Convenience Of SQL Query Editor

Write SQL queries to retrieve data from Oracle Fusion Cloud. It does not require any specialized skills and can be used by anyone with knowledge of SQL. This reduces the reliance on developers and IT teams. 

Query Results Can Be Analyzed In Excel

Data can securely be exported to Excel for further analysis or downstream requirements.

Advanced Security

AirQuery enables role-based access controls to prevent leaks. This ensures that only authorized personnel can access relevant data. Results are not stored beyond the ongoing session to ensure privacy.

Developer Friendly

SQLEdge aids developers in ad-hoc reporting and can run multiple fetch requests, represented as tables within the same spreadsheet, for easy comparison.

Get The Edge

Excel SQLEdge is the addition your organization needs to stay on the path and keep growing. With no limitations on its reporting and analytical capabilities, barring those of Excel, it is already proving to be an invaluable BI asset. The best part is that this plug-in is free and has trial options.

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