DATA Robots FOR EXCELLENCE
A DATA DISCOVERY TOOL WITH EXCELLENT MS 365 INTEGRATION
Transform to fully digital data analytics by interfacing your web servers with Excel D4E servers.
Apply strong finance and risk controls for all user-developed applications (UDA's) by converting to a single enterprise repository.
As an enterprise platform, D4E manages apps built for integration with MS 365 that replace UDA's and user VBA. Effectively, you can "compile" and maintain UDA's, VBA, PowerBI, SQL, and macros in an secured app store that is separate from any user files; and yet can be used as easily as before in Excel via ribbon menus. With D4E, you can build self-service data discovery tools that access ODBC databases (Oracle, DB2, Teradata, MS SQL).
Are you using a supporting tool, or an enterprise system?
Allow business users who are subject matter-rich but SQL-poor to report securely from data warehouses or data lakes.
Use D4E to validate data between applications and DWH. As a common tool, D4E will give a common answer from all sources.
However, continuous use of end-user maintained supporting tools in Finance is not SOX/ICOFR-compliant and ultimately results in "Excel hell". D4E provides a systems solution that eliminates end-user maintenance of Excel-based tools by:-
- moving all Excel calculative processes and ETL to the enterprise environment via an external apps store,
- moving all Excel permanent data storage to enterprise databases,
- allowing only non-update user actions (e.g., data visualization, what-ifs, high fidelity presentation) in Excel, and
- replacing an unlimited number of UDAs (e.g., Excel macros, MS Access, SQL scripts) with a single integrated system hosted in Excel.
D4E keeps all end-user Excel functionality but elevates Excel data retrieval functions to align with enterprise data strategy and governance (including change control, accuracy, security, disaster recovery and service level agreement), thereby mobilizing Excel's strengths in user-friendliness, deep end-user experience, presentation and what-if analysis. As a result, your critical VBA or SQL code or PowerBI M-queries or DB credentials, are now hidden away (still editable via change control). End-user applications will be subject to the same robust data and logic controls as the rest of the enterprise financial reporting process.
D4E can be part of an enterprise data architecture such as:-
- Core Enterprise Systems (GL, DW, CRM, Cloud Data),
- Tools for data transformation and delivery (BI tools, PEGA, Informatica, Microstrategy, D4E), and
- Tactical solutions to meet ad-hoc reporting needs (TM1, Solvexia, D4E).
D4E is a self-service data discovery tool for Business and Finance that is completely hosted in MS Excel (via ribbon menus) but utilizes innovative enterprise-level data and programming functions.
Create secure Data Mart apps that can understand your Financials, replace your UDA's, and be used by accountants, data analysts, or business users.
D4E can be set up as a zero-footprint enterprise tool to run queries faster, improve productivity, and save on expensive per-user licensing.
Execute M code that reads a COVID-19 website. Enterprise manage that M code using D4E's secure app store.
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