David Carter's round-up of Excel-based report writers
Excel-based report writers are very easy to use. You open up a new Excel workbook and find that it now contains an extra menu. From this menu you can view the data in your accounts package and pull it into Excel, and with this comes many other benefits, such as:
Formatting - once the data is in the workbook you can use Excel to format it into a nice looking report for management – add bold, background colours, different fonts and so on. There’s no need to learn any new software to achieve this, just use your existing knowledge of Excel.