FREIBURG, Germany (PRWEB) December 2, 2005
Jedox GmbH, known by their Excel-to-Web solution "Worksheet-Server" and the Open Source OLAP solution "Palo", now offers another enterprise solution for Microsoft Excel: A new Worksheet-Server extension enables business analysts to create SOAP compatible web services using Microsoft Excel. Through this technology, Excel users from operational or technical departments across the enterprise can now create web services, using their expert knowledge directly without having to take the detour of time consuming coding by a programming specialist. These web services can then be accessed through any SOAP compatible architecture like .NET, Java or SAP NetWeaver. The new technique is demonstrated in detail on a website that can be accessed via http://www.jedox.com.
The fact that expert users and business analysts from, for example, sales or finance departments are now able to set up their own web services opens an absolutely interesting perspective on how software systems can be developed from now on. The basic maintenance like authentication, application control or database transactions will remain in the responsibility of IT specialists in the centralized data processing departments. The managerial, commercial or technical contents however can from now on be developed and kept up-to-date within the departments themselves. The result can be made available to their addressees easily in a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). This not only saves coding and coordination expenses but also cuts down the time to solution enormously for both newly implemented and modified functionality.
A typical example is a pricing tool for a technical product. Based on a set of given parameters, a web service would retrieve the appropriate product and calculate the price and conditions automatically. A demo on the Jedox website (http://www.jedox.com) shows in detail, how an existing Excel workbook can be transformed into such a web service application and how it can then be used through .NET or PHP.
Jedox GmbH, based in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), is a leading supplier for Excel-To-Web-Solutions. Apart from that, Jedox sponsors the development of the Open Source OLAP database "Palo". More information about Jedox can be found on http://www.jedox.com.