Alight LLC announced the immediate availability of Alight Enterprise 6.1 featuring the Alight Report Writer interface that lets plan administrators precisely format report books for printing and distribution in Excel workbooks and PDF format. Even though Alight received the highest overall customer satisfaction rating in the latest BPM Partners 2010 survey, the Alight team is listening to customers and prospects to improve the product and offering.
In announcing the release, Ben Lamorte, VP of Marketing and Sales at Alight, said: “One of the primary reasons Alight is rated #1 in the BPM software space, is Alight’s unique ability to answer CFO-level questions in real time during the meeting. Users quickly change assumptions and see the impact on cash flow and key performance indicators and can even add and compare what-if scenarios on-the-fly leveraging Alight’s interactive key-measure dashboard. On occasions, however, Alight users have asked for ‘report writer’ output—distributable, printable views of specific reports with precise formatting, defined
levels of detail, and controlled order and organization of presentation. That’s what the new Alight Report Writer delivers.”
Employing an innovative technology called “object based formatting” the Alight Report Writer lets plan administrators format across-the-board report elements in a single operation. Such single step formatting can be used for font selections, subtotal underscores, treatment of negative values, borders, alignment, indentation and background shading. In combination with Alight’s universal reports and filtering capabilities, administrators can create a broad range of print ready reports in a matter of minutes without programming or IT assistance.
In addition to report formatting, the Alight Report Writer also includes a feature called Report Writer Books that lets plan administrators combine formatted reports into custom Excel workbooks—for example, a Board of Directors report book or a monthly Actual Versus Budget report book. “Once you’ve created a
report book with a custom organization of formatted reports,” said Lamorte, “rolling over standard reports with updated actuals and forecast data is a five minute operation. We’ve made the process of financial reporting as simple and efficient as any report writer tool on the market. That’s what our customers have asked for and that’s what we’re delivering.”
For a live demo of Alight Enterprise 6.1 or to request a free trial, visit www.AlightPlanning.com.