What is XLhub?
It does this by enabling Excel to write data to a SQL Server database.
Who Uses XLhub?
- Spreadsheets are emailed in order to share data.
- Files are saved with a new name in order to preserve history.
- Data from several spreadsheets has to be combined manually to produce reports.
- People spend a lot of time copying/pasting data.
- Time is wasted searching for the right file to work with
- Overall, there is a concern that there are too many spreadsheets and that data integrity might be at risk.
How Can Excel SQL Integration Benefit You?
Spreadsheet data integration eliminates the need for spreadsheets to be transferred between users, and multi-spreadsheet data integration improves information availability and allows the information to grow in usefulness and complexity.
Using Excel Without XLhub
Businesses worldwide leverage the power of Excel to build solutions, but there are some persistent drawbacks. Excel is primarily a single-user application, without the natural ability to push data to spreadsheets, ERP systems, and other applications.
XLhub enables Excel to write back to a database.
Some of Excel’s weaknesses include:
- Data is locked inside the files
- Lack of audit trails
- No version control
- Duplication: spreadsheets must be transferred (often by email!) between multiple users
- Changes to the data are difficult to track
- Workbooks can only be edited by one user at a time
- Multi-user sharing often involves time-consuming re-entry and cutting/pasting
These limitations minimize access to information and decrease productivity across the workplace.
XLhub from Metric-X Provides Excel SQL Integration
XLhub is a data integration solution for Excel that :
- Frees data from the spreadsheet file
- Makes data in spreadsheets accessible to other spreadsheets and applications
- Provides security
- Maintains audit trails
- Provides data versioning
As a middleware and data integration solution, XLhub accomplishes the difficult task of unifying disparate data silos.
XLhub is particularly suited for recurring business processes, such as:
- Status Reporting
- Sales & Operations Planning
- Revenue Modeling
- Scenario Planning