The next level of ad hoc reporting

Introducing SQLEdge from AirQuery that helps to Access Cloud Fusion Data Easily

The role of data in decision-making for businesses has never been as prominent and vital as it has been in the last couple of decades. And for businesses to grow and thrive, access to data and the ability to interpret and pull insights from it will remain at the core. Thus, ad hoc reporting and analysis tools have become one of the cornerstones of enterprises. They ensure the democratization of data so that employees with technical and non-technical skill sets are on the same page, thereby empowering businesses to act promptly and stay ahead of the curve.

That being said, with so many enterprises making the shift from in-house to cloud systems, access to data and, consequently, generating Ad hoc querying gets complicated during the migration process. SQLEdge, AirQuery’s new ad hoc query tool is designed precisely to help with this problem and simplify report generation directly through Excel.

Let’s take a closer look…

What Is Ad Hoc Reporting?

We have talked about this earlier. Ad hoc reporting refers to a process employed to create reports on an as-needed basis, usually to find the answer to a specific business question. These are developed through SQL (Structured Query Language), which allows users to access and manipulate information from available data. Depending on the tool used, these reports generally present data in a visual format, making it easier to decipher insights quickly and effectively.

As touched on earlier, the best reporting tools allow anyone with access, irrespective of data expertise, to create reports from scratch on demand, thereby reducing the workload on IT and data analysts.

Moreover, these reports are concise, precise, and intuitive and can be easily shared with different team members and departments, fostering collaboration and enabling swift decision-making. Ad hoc reporting can be used in different ways depending on the business and its respective needs.

The prime goal of ad hoc reporting is to help businesses grow by enabling them to get the most out of their data. This mainly occurs through:

  • Self-service solutions
  • Streamlining business decisions
  • Deeper data exploration

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Migrating To The Cloud

Transferring operations from on-premise applications to cloud-based applications, like moving from Oracle E-Business Suite or Oracle PeopleSoft to Fusion Cloud Applications, is the path most businesses are on, and with good reason. Cloud-based applications offer numerous advantages, including:

  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Efficient collaboration
  • Flexibility and scalability
  • Advanced data security

While this migration offers a host of advantages for a business, it also creates the need to adapt to a new system to seamlessly improve the gathering, processing, and distribution of Fusion data. Hence, Oracle cloud tools are in demand.

The Challenge With Ad Hoc Querying For Fusion Data & A Solution

When applications migrate to the cloud, there is no direct access to the databases to run ad hoc SQLs. OTBI does offer one avenue to get the job done. However, the process is extremely tedious. Thus, to further simplify ad hoc reporting, AirQuery is introducing a new tool called SQLEdge allowing users to access Fusion Cloud data and generate ad hoc reports via Excel.

Excel SQL

SQLEdge simplifies and streams ad hoc querying for Cloud Fusion data. Simply put, the tool will allow users to type an SQL and run the data. It will connect to the cloud application, directly extracting the data which can be used for comparison or report generation. SQLEdge is designed to help maintain, distribute, and reuse scripts as SQL models. It further helps automate operations that otherwise become monotonous.

The features of this tool include:

One-Click Execution

Ease and efficiency are what this tool brings to a business’ Reporting arsenal. Users simply have to input the SQL and gain access to results with a single click.

Ease Of Export

The hassle-free export feature allows users to save results safely and efficiently. 

SQL History

The tool enables users to save SQLs that will be used later and track the history of executions.

No Additional Software

One of the highlights of this tool is that it does not require downloading additional software to the desktop. It can be used directly as an Excel plugin.

No Additional Skillset

The tool does not require specialized training or skills and, therefore, can be used by all developers or users with SQL and Excel skills.

Accessing the Data In The Era Of Cloud Fusion Data

Accessing, processing, and acting on data in a timely manner is increasingly gaining importance as the world around us is constantly changing, and new technologies are bringing about unimaginable revolutions in how people interact with the world. Continuously gathering data and turning it into actionable information is the only way for businesses to sustain themselves, and that requires a strong operational system and intuitive tools that can keep up with ever-changing demands.

As an increasing number of businesses leap to cloud-based applications, reporting tools also need to evolve to overcome any gaps or challenges. AirQuery’s SQLEdge is one such attempt to offer an ad hoc Querying solution for Cloud Fusion data, offering businesses a simple and easily accessible way to make the most of their enterprise data and answer critical business questions with just a click.

With a clear understanding of how important it is that data access and report generation remain undisturbed. SQLEdge has devised and designed to meet unique business needs with an interface that does not require additional software or advanced technical skills. The intuitive tool plays a vital role in assisting businesses in migrating their data smoothly and seamlessly from on-premise applications like Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Fusion Cloud by enabling them to manage and utilize this data effectively.

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