Overcoming Spreadsheet Chaos
Used by over 400,000,000 people worldwide, Microsoft Excel is clearly the BI planning tool-of-choice in small, medium and large businesses everywhere. With alternatives typically being too complex, too costly or too inflexible, it's no wonder that Excel's familiarity, flexibility and pervasiveness make it the preferred tool for planning, analysis and reporting professionals across the world. But Excel is not without shortcomings - segmented data, poor access control, and data spread out over countless systems and spreadsheets.
This is where Palo comes in. Palo leverages Excel's strengths and extends its capabilities by integrating a powerful write-back MOLAP back-end, along with a full suite of spreadsheet and web-based planning, analysis and reporting technologies. This transforms the spreadsheet into the foundation of an enterprise class BI/CPM solution. Now you can remove the two-dimensional limits of static rows and columns, and turn Excel into a powerful front-end, significantly reducing the time and manual effort spent preparing and analyzing data.