Today, we are ready to announce availability of the Grey Sparling nVision Auto-Drill snap-on. From our previous postings on nVision and drilling, we’ve had lots of questions and interest related to the subject matter in them. For those who haven’t read the entries, here is the most recent one.
As we spent time helping these customers out, we realized that there was an opportunity to provide a “snap-on” product that addresses these needs (especially since many of the suggestions we provided have development impact across reports that that leverage those suggestions). The idea is that this product is “install-and-go”, allowing a customer to put it in place without having to set aside time in the project plan to implement it. It also means that you don’t have to modify your existing nVision reports (or drilldown layouts) or write code (or complex excel functions) to extend your drilling functionality.
This snap-on replaces the DrillToPIA.XLA. For those not familiar with the PeopleSoft-delivered DrillToPIA.XLA, it’s an excel add-in that enables drilling from excel without having to install nVision on a client machine. Our product addresses the following limitations in the PeopleSoft-delivered drilling solution.
Good question. “Install and go” means that you can take the software from us, install it, and start using it right away. Sounds great, right?
We’ve put a lot of thought on how you would deploy it, so that it is easy to get up and running. As such, the snap-on has the following components:
Wow, Sounds great, but it must be expensive
Actually, we’ve priced it low enough that most project sponsors can buy it within their purchasing authority. We believe that if customers like this product, that they’ll come back for some of the products that have some change management impact (such as deploying report security).
If you want more information about this new product, feel free to contact us.