Help your Excel users spend their time analyzing data and drawing conclusions. Not managing large numbers of files and fragmented data.

What is XLhub?

  • XLhub extends the capabilities of Microsoft Excel to enable better reporting, collaboration and data security
  • It can be used for reducing the file handling steps in business processes such as forecasting, budgeting, project tracking, time tracking etc.
  • With XLhub, data in spreadsheets to be saved to a central repository (hub). From the hub, it can be retrieved into other spreadsheets or reports.

What Problem Does It Solve?

From a Executive’s perspective, XLhub solves the following problems:

  • Files have to be emailed in order to share data with co-workers
  • Confidential data is exposed because permissions are hard to manage with Excel files cluttered about Inboxes, local folders and thumb drives
  • Reporting on data spread across multiple files requires manually copying/pasting data
  • It is hard to compare the contents of different files and see what changed
  • Files clutter up the network and email system because each snapshot of the data is saved with a different file name
  • Spreadsheets with complex models become brittle due to links and references across sheets

What Can I Do With It?

  • Increase the productivity of your teams by building applications with which your team can collaborate without emailing files to each other
  • Build applications that your IT department will be willing to support because they are compliant with IT standards (Microsoft technologies)
  • Easily create reports from multiple spreadsheets
  • Rapidly automate business processes
  • Make your complex spreadsheet models maintainable and extensible
  • Reduce Excel file clutter. Each snapshot of the data can be saved to the hub instead of “File Save As” with a new file name
  • Improve the auditability of your critical data (the value and formula of each cell is preserved in the database)
  • Improve the security of your critical data by granting only authorized people permission to access the data

What Kind of Applications Can I create Using Excel?

See our App Store for “ready-to-go” examples. Below are some applications that XLhub was designed for:

  • Sales Reporting – Track sales reports from multiple regional sales reps. Easily slice and dice the data
  • Budgeting – Create a multi-user budgeting application, preserve all versions of budgets requested and approved)
  • Time Tracking – Enable your employees to submit their timesheets from Excel. Automatically consolidate the submissions, create invoices, create reports, and flag exceptions

Is It Easy to Implement?

  • Yes. Benefits can be realized within hours
  • Sample application and training videos are available on this site
  • An Implementation Planning Questionnaire and Implementation Guide are available
  • No programming skills are required.

Where Can I Get More Information?

  • See videos, white papers on this website
  • See our FAQ
  • Best of all, contact us by chat right now.

How Much Does It Cost?

  • $99/license

Executive

My company uses Excel for many activities. I want my team analyzing data, not managing it.

White Papers

  • Sales & Operations Planning with Excel and XLhub: Coming Soon
  • Considering a Corporate Performance Management System: Coming Soon

XLhub and SQL Server Extend the Capabilities of Excel

With Excel: With Excel and XLhub:
Data is locked inside spreadsheet files Make data in spreadsheets accessible to other spreadsheets and applications
Multi-user sharing often involves time-consuming re-entry and cutting/pasting Prevent routine cutting and pasting from multiple sources
Workbooks can only be edited by one user at a time Allow simultaneous multi-user access to data
Files are duplicated excessively to track versions and to share spreadsheets between multiple users Eliminate the need to duplicate files
Changes to the data are difficult to track Add a full audit trail to your data
No version control Use versioning to roll back changes to any particular version
Security and access control are difficult to provide Add a security and access layer to Excel

XLhub Offers Full Integration with SQL Server

XLhub is designed to fully integrate Excel with SQL Server, allowing two-way data transfer. If you depend on Excel and need to save your data to SQL Server, make XLhub your simple solution and extend the capabilities of Excel even further.

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