API Wizard Company News
6/21/22 - Post Ascend Update
It was great to see some of our customers and future customers at the Ascend conference in Las Vegas last week. We hope that these in-person conferences will become the norm again. It's definitely a different feeling getting to see everyone in person.
We've updated our Events page with a number of webinars for people who would like to learn more after the conference. Please check it out to see how API Wizard can help you optimize Oracle EBS and Oracle Cloud.
5/10/22 - New 'Lookup' reporting feature for Oracle Cloud (Fusion)
Given how slow and unresponsive the Oracle Cloud / Fusion web forms can be, doing any type of data lookup can be an arduous and frustrating task. For instance, say you've got 30 specific invoices that you need to research to check to find the related PO and quantity received. Your choices are limited to looking these up one-by-one in the forms or running a large report and then sifting through it to find the specific invoices of interest.
With API Wizard's new 'Lookup' reporting capability, you can just paste the values you want to lookup into a column in Excel and API Wizard can quickly lookup the information you're interested in. For example, paste 30 invoice numbers and get results for each one (such as PO #, line #, qty, hold/reason, received qty, etc).
This works for any data in Oracle Cloud - Financials, Mfg, HR, etc. It's a huge time-saver for anyone that needs to lookup data in Oracle. To see a demo of this, contact us.
4/1/22 - Not fooling - we've made API Wizard even faster
API Wizard has been the fastest, easiest way to load data into Oracle for over 13 years. Back in 2020, we introduced Bulk Load, an even faster mechanism for loading data. We've been tweaking the Bulk Load algorithm and have improved performance by an additional 15%, making an already fast process even faster. We've also updated our Turbo Load process, which is our fasted load type and is typically used when data volume exceeds 100,000 records.
3/18/22 - Update to Blanket PO Process
API Wizard is continually innovating and updating its product offering. This month we highlight changes to our Blanket PO Process - we've made it even easier to create and update Blanket POs, including a specialized Loader for managing complex price breaks and another for quickly adding or editing blanket lines. If your organization uses Blanket POs, then this is a must see!
2/15/22 - Cloud Query (SQL for Cloud) Updates
API Wizard has updated its Cloud Query product to support querying multiple Cloud instances simultaneously, enhanced editing and formatting options, and advanced user reporting capabilities. Run SQL against Oracle Cloud Apps without having to setup BI reports. Perfect for developers, system analysts, and users.
1/25/22 - New training videos released
We've updated several of our training videos, including our API Wizard Administration training and our training on updating existing Loaders. API Wizard customers can find these updated training videos and our entire library of training content on our support site, api-wizard.zendesk.com. We will be updating and adding to our training videos throughout 2022.
1/10/22 - API Wizard's debut webinar on Ad Hoc and User Reporting for Oracle Cloud from within Excel
Join us on 2/15 at 2pm EST to see how easy it is to run ad-hoc queries and setup user reports for Oracle Cloud without using Oracle BI. API Wizard provides a powerful user interface to query any Oracle Cloud data. Don't miss your chance to register for this live event. Register for the webinar here.
12/31/21 - Goodbye to another year
As we look forward to 2022, here's a sneak peak at what's in our development pipeline. We are putting more effort and energy into our groundbreaking products for Oracle Cloud Apps productivity, including adding pre-built Loaders for more processes and refining our user interface for easier and faster processing. We've added many enhancements to our reporting product, including the ability to query multiple Cloud instances simultaneously, a full data-dictionary introspection module, and an easier way to view and edit queries. For our EBS products, we are adding over a dozen new processes (on top of the 150+ we already have) and are enhancing several existing processes.
11/20/21 - New process - Lease Management
We've been working with one of our customers on a new Lease Management solution. This process allows you to create and update Leases in the Property Manager module. Any API Wizard customers interested in Lease Management should reach out to their account representative for more information.
10/26/21 - Expedite Year-End Processing in Oracle EBS and Oracle Cloud Apps (Fusion) - Don't miss this webinar (Nov 10, 1pm EST)
Year-end is approaching and with it brings all types of painful Oracle data processing activities, such as updating Price Lists, performing Physical Inventories, end-dating inactive Suppliers, making sure all pending Orders are booked, making sure tax info is up-to-date for Customers, Suppliers, and Employees. Budgeting! And so much more.
In this session, API Wizard will highlight how year-end processing can be significantly improved by leveraging Our Excel productivity tool. This session is for EBS and Cloud Apps (Fusion) customers.
For more info, see our Events page.
9/24/21 - API Wizard Cloud Q/A - Thanks for participating!
Earlier today we hosted our Cloud Q/A and it was an exciting and dynamic session. We had over thirty different companies attend and had questions ranging from functional processes (for example, can you over-apply a receipt) to technical (how can we get audit information on who's updating what/when) to integration (how do we find info on integration points) and more. Thanks for everyone who attended. If you missed it, we'll likely do another session like this in early Spring 2022.
9/16/21 - Need answers to your Cloud Apps (Fusion) questions? Ask the experts at API Wizard (Sep 24, 1pm EDT)
API Wizard is the leading authority on Oracle Cloud Apps (Fusion). Our marque product, API Wizard Excel for Oracle Cloud, provides users tremendous time savings each day by greatly streamlining and simplifying Oracle work. Our API Wizard team members have helped hundreds of companies around the word improve their data processing and get their work done faster!
Our team is doing a live Q&A where we will answer any Oracle Cloud questions you have! Bring your most challenging questions and hear what other Cloud customers are interested in.
For more info, see our Events page.
8/19/21 - Great to see you!
The API Wizard team had a successful, in-person conference this week in Hollywood, Florida at OATUG Ascend 21. We gave three presentations, spoke with many of our existing customers, and met many new people who shared their Oracle processing pain stories with us! This was our first live conference in over a year as well as our first chance to talk live about our product line for Oracle Cloud Apps / Fusion.
8/3/21 - Come see API Wizard at the OATUG conference in Florida (Aug 15-18) or attend a webinar
API Wizard will be live at the OATUG conference in Florida between Aug 15 - Aug 18. The conference is being held at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. We'll be doing two live presentations at the conference and those presentations will also be simulcasted for people attending the conference virtually. In addition, we've released a full set of webinars for the end of August and start of September, which you can see on our events page.
7/7/21 - API Wizard hosts 'Web ADI doesn't work with current versions of MS Office, what should we do?' webinar
Companies around the world running Oracle EBS 11.5.x have a common problem - their version of Web ADI no longer works with current versions of MS Office. This creates a problem, since most organizations don't want to their employees using old and unsupported versions of MS Office due to security concerns.
In this webinar, API Wizard will showcase how our tool works with 11.5.10 systems, can do everything Web ADI can do plus a lot more, and is compatible with all supported versions of MS Office, mitigating any security risks associated with running Web ADI.
6/15/21 - API Wizard hosts 'Overcoming inefficiency in Oracle Cloud' webinar
In next week's webinar, 'Overcoming inefficiency in Oracle Cloud', the API Wizard team will provide case studies of 5 of its cloud customers who were struggling with day to day data processing in Oracle Cloud Apps before finding API Wizard. The presentation will highlight dramatic improvements in user productivity they experienced once they started using API Wizard. Functional areas that will be discussed include AR, AP, Inventory, Purchasing, Fixed Assets, and General Ledger. This is a must-see for all organizations running Oracle Cloud Apps.
5/25/21 - API Wizard releases enhanced LOV Validations
As the preeminent tool for Oracle productivity, API Wizard continually strives to find ways to improve the user experience. Our latest release of our LOV validations allows users to leverage the API Wizard LOV functionality to pre-validate their data in an incredibly fast and efficient manner. LOV pre-validations can have dependencies and provide a simple way to create a subset of available values based on business rules. Individual values in error are highlighted, making it super simple to identify fields to be corrected.
5/10/21 - OATUG session tomorrow on API Wizard for Apex
API Wizard is presenting a session tomorrow, hosted by the OATUG, on how our Excel framework is the perfect compliment to Oracle Apex.
Apex is a favorite tool in the Oracle community and can be used to rapidly build nice web-based forms for Oracle. However, as nice as it is, it doesn't really have a great solution for handling moderate or large data volumes. That's where API Wizard comes in... you can easily enable API Wizard for any Apex process and provide a better, faster user interface that's capable of handling any data volume. Check out our events page for more info.
4/16/21 - New functional processes
The number of prebuilt API Wizard processes keeps going, thanks to our very active user community in which many customers share the processes they've created with API Wizard and others make suggestions on processes they'd like to see. We've formalized over 25 new processes in the last few months, bringing the total number of turnkey processes to over 175. Additionally, we have many more processes that are in the works. You can check the support portal for the latest list of turnkey processes.
3/22/21 - API Wizard Support Portal Update
We've significantly added to its support portal documentation with all types of useful information, including training videos, how-to documents, and helpful tips and tricks. If you haven't checked out the support portal in a while, go to the 'Training' section to find a plethora of resources on all of the things you can do with the tool. We guarantee you'll find things you didn't know you could do!
2/12/21 - OATUG hosting two upcoming API Wizard webinars
The Oracle Applications and Technology User Group (OATUG) is hosting two API Wizard webinars over the next few weeks. The first is on Master Data maintenance and the second is a third reprise of our popular session on tracking COVID-19 vaccinations. For the details and to register, please see our events page.
2/1/21 - Webinar on COVID Vaccination Tracking
API Wizard hosted a highly attended webinar on how to track COVID-19 vaccinations in January. Two options were presented (1) using HR SIT (2) using a set of COVID tables (for those organization not using Oracle HR). This webinar will be repeated twice more in February and a final session will be hosted by the OATUG (Oracle Application and Technology User Group) on March 2 from 1pm - 2pm EST (register here).
1/1/21 - Goodbye to 2020, welcome 2021!
API Wizard wishes all of our customers, partners, employees, and the world a happy and healthy 2021. We know 2020 was a tough year for many - here is to hoping 2021 is much better!
12/2/20 - OATUG Education Series featuring API Wizard
Over 100 people registered for today's OATUG webinar featuring API Wizard and how organizations can streamline year end processing by leveraging spreadsheets to get their Oracle work done faster and easier. Functional areas discussed included price list updates, physical inventories, vendor cleanup and inactivations, purchasing orders, sales orders, and more! OATUG members can download a recording of the webinar as well as the slide deck from the OATUG website.
11/15/20 - API Wizard Annual Server Update
Faster bulk loading, a new optional pre-validation process leveraging LOV queries, a new quick tagging feature for required fields (including optional dependency on other fields), and more are part of the newly released API Wizard engine update. Best of all, it only takes a few minutes to install (less than 5!). To download the update, please log into our helpdesk and search on 'Upgrade'.
10/5/20 - Your vote counts!
We're not talking about the national elections, we're talking about voting for the API Wizard enhancements that you think will most benefit you and your organization! We've sent our enhancement survey out to those customers who have signed up to be part of the enhancement prioritization process. You'll have two weeks to review the enhancements and let us know how you prioritize them. For customers who would like to be part of this process, just enter a ticket in our support system letting us know you're interested! Results will be presented in our next newsletter.
9/5/20 - Fall webinar schedule released
Our fall webinars for new customers has been released. To see the full lineup, please check our events page.
8/18/20 - API Wizard Cloud Environments now available
API Wizard announces its new customer and prospect development and testing center running in the Oracle Cloud. Now any existing customer or prospective customer can run any API Wizard process 100% in the cloud, allowing for rapid deployment of new solutions and the ability to shift workloads from on-premise to cloud for any application. To learn more, please contact our team here.
7/22/20 - Introducing API Wizard Audit 3.0
Today we have officially released API Wizard Audit 3.0, the latest version of the API Wizard Audit product aimed at helping organizations manage data control, compliance, and satisfying audit and reporting requirements. With the ability to capture both the 'before' and 'after' of all data transactions, API Wizard Audit gives you the total visibility into your ERP system. API Wizard Audit can be implemented in less than a week. For more information, check out our Audit page.
6/15/20 - Updated Item and Item Category Loader
A new Item and Item Category Loader was recently released that makes it even easier to create and maintain your items and item categories. In addition, we've recently worked with several customers on "mega" item Loaders which combine every item process into one, including tasks like adding items to multiple child orgs, ASLs, sourcing rules, cross references, categories, catalogs, costs, and more!
5/05/20 - API Wizard Day in planning
All of us at API Wizard were disappointed that we didn't get to see our customers at the cancelled OATUG conference in April. It is one of our main opportunities to connect with customers in person. In lieu of that, our team is preparing a virtual 'API Wizard Day' for customers, which will include presentations, Q&A panels, success stories, tips and tricks, and more. The planning for this has started and it's tentatively scheduled for mid to late fall.
4/15/20 - Updates to Order Loader
The API Wizard Order Loader has been updated to be even more flexible and now includes an even easier way to add pre-validation and business rule logic before and after processing. It also includes updates to the key reports such as Open Orders and Orders on Hold. All of the core functionality remains, including being able to create an unlimited number of order lines, order attachments, place and release order holds, RMAs, and more!
3/31/20 - New training events scheduled
To help our customers during this difficult time, we are doubling the number of free training classes that we are doing in April and May. The current lineup can be found on our Events page. We will be added additional sessions in May in the next couple of weeks.
3/31/20 - COVID-19 Update
We offer our sincere condolences to anyone personally or professionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We know this is an incredibly difficult and stressful time. The API Wizard team is doing well and is 100% operational. In order to do our part to help, API Wizard will be providing an extended lineup of free training classes which we hope will help our customers streamline their operations and manage the challenges of resource unavailability. The full lineup will be posted shortly.
2/25/20 - Introducing API Wizard Bulk Load
API Wizard is by far the most feature rich third-party Oracle product on the market because we thrive on innovating. There have been a lot of great enhancements in the latest release of API Wizard, including the new 'Bulk Load' feature. This replaces our previous client-side parallel processing and reduces run-time for larger data loads by up to 50%. The best part about it is that there is absolutely no setup required, just select 'Bulk Load' as your load type and API Wizard does the rest! A full list of enhancements will be available in our Spring Newsletter which is scheduled for April.
1/29/20 - API Wizard winter webinar series announced
The Winter Webinar series will include the following sessions:
Use Excel For All Your Oracle Data Entry, Maintenance and Reporting Needs!
API Wizard for Finance Professionals
API Wizard for Oracle I.T. Professionals
API Wizard for Pricing and Order Management Professionals
Registration details are available on our Events page.
12/31/19 - Another great year, thank you
API Wizard would like to thank its customers and partners for another great year. Our customer base grew 20% this year as more Oracle EBS shops have learned how they can reduce the time and stress associated with entering and updating Oracle data. We had multiple customers hold presentations on their success with API Wizard, many existing customers who served as referrals to new customers, as well as partner organizations who introduced API Wizard to their customers. It's a team effort and we thank you for your continued patronage and support. Happy New Year!
11/15/19 - When you think about year-end, think about API Wizard
Gearing up for year end? It's the perfect time to make sure that you're leveraging API Wizard solutions to streamline year-end processing. Typical year-end processes include things like budgeting, physical inventories, inactivating suppliers, writing off bad debt, processing bonuses, updating price lists, and much more. With API Wizard, these year end processes can be completed in no time. If you are interested in leveraging API Wizard for year end processing, go to our events page and register for the year-end processing webinar scheduled for 11/21/19.
10/24/19 - API Wizard in Missouri and Louisiana
API Wizard participated in two regional OAUG conferences this week in Missouri and Louisiana. It was a nice opportunity to see some existing customers and to meet some future customers. API Wizard is a staple at these conferences (Gateway OAUG and Texas Louisiana OAUG).
10/14/19 - Pass Comma-Delimited values into report parameters
API Wizard has released a new support guide document on how to update report parameters to accept comma-delimited values. For example, say you want to pass 10 specific customers to review which don't fall into a number range or share an attribute such as customer type - with API Wizard reporting you can simply pass those 10 customers separated by a comma. It couldn't be easier! You can also read in a row of values from any Excel sheet. This functionality has existed for several years in API Wizard but the updated documentation is now available in the support portal!
9/21/19 - API Wizard exhibits at Oracle Open World - Great location and great crowds
API Wizard completed a very successful week in the exhibitor's showcase at Oracle Open World in San Francisco, California. API Wizard has been one of the most recognized and sought after vendors at this conference for many years. Our booth location was very favorable this year and our staff was very busy connecting with existing customers and meeting future customers. As an Oracle Gold Partner, API Wizard is a committed member of the Oracle 3rd Party ecosystem and our flagship product helps organizations make the most of their investment in Oracle. API Wizard also held its 4th annual happy hour with our partner O2Works during the conference.
9/06/19 - API Wizard hosting Happy Hour with O2Works at TableTop Tap House on Wednesday, Sep 18th, at Open World!
API Wizard is hosting a happy hour with our partners at 02Works at the TableTop Tap House, 175 4th St., San Francisco, CA 94103 on Wednesday, September 18 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT. Email us if you'd like to attend at email@example.com. This is always a fun and well attended event. RSVP by 9/6/2019.
9/05/19 - API Wizard will be at Oracle Open World 2019 - September 15-20th
API Wizard will be exhibiting at Oracle Open World. Come and see us there!
9/04/19 - API Wizard fall webinar series released
Our fall webinars include two general overview sessions, where you can see API Wizard work across a broad range of processes in multiple functional areas, as well as targeted webinars for Finance, Supply Chain and Order Management, Manufacturing, and HR. To register, please go to our Events page.
8/16/19 - EBS version 12.2.9 now available from Oracle - API Wizard already compatible
Oracle announced today that EBS version 12.2.9 is now available for general release. API Wizard has already completed its 12.2.9 testing and confirmed that it is fully compatible, so there are no API Wizard patches required to move from your current EBS version to 12.2.9. This release includes new APIs in areas like HR, Trading Partners, Language settings, Attachments, among others. API Wizard's dynamic API metadata introspection means that you never have to patch API Wizard to leverage new APIs provided in Oracle upgrades!
7/20/19 - API Wizard re-releases updated EBS User and Responsibility processes
API Wizard has updated its EBS User and Responsibility processes with the ability to reset user passwords, create and update users, create and update responsibilities, and assign and revoke responsibilities. For organizations looking to streamline their FND tasks, request this from your API Wizard rep or from API Wizard support.
6/03/19 - API Wizard moves Support and Service to Zendesk to enhance customer experience
API Wizard is now using Zendesk, the leader in customer service help desk software, to provide our customers best-in-class support and service. Support and service requests can continue to me made via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or api-wizard.com/support. We are in the process of migrating knowledge base articles to Zendesk so that customers can easily search for any information they need, which will include user guides, training videos, and much more.
5/9/19 - API Wizard Spring Newsletter sent to customers
Our Spring newsletter went out this week with information on our latest new features, customer use cases, new training sessions, and more. If you didn't receive this newsletter but you'd like to, please let us know!
4/15/19 - API Wizard customers Rackspace and OFS Brands present on their use of API Wizard at OAUG Collaborate 2019
API Wizard customer Rackspace, a leader in cloud computing and managed services, presented on how they used API Wizard to expedite the integration of a recent acquisition, helping them meet a very tight timeline, and how their use of API Wizard has grown over the course of the last year to include many different functional areas of Oracle EBS.
API Wizard customer OFS Brands, a family owned, community-driven company providing furniture and logistics solutions in workplace, healthcare, education and government markets across the world, presented on how they greatly streamlined their Discrete WIP scheduling using API Wizard. This was a reprise of the presentation given during the 2018 Collaborate conference.
3/15/19 - API Wizard has Pole Position at OAUG Collaborate Exhibitor Showcase in San Antonio, Texas - April 7 - 11
API Wizard has pole position at the OAUG Collaborate Exhibitor Showcase. If you're attending, just walk down the main aisle - we've got the first booth on the right! You can't miss us!!! For more information, please go to our Events page.
1/8/19 - API Wizard Posts New Webinars for February
Four new webinars have been posted for February showcasing how API Wizard is used to process Customers, AP Invoices, Oracle Inventory, and Oracle HR. There is also a general introduction webinar scheduled for 1/16/2019. For more information, please go to our Events page.
12/31/18 - API Wizard Year-End Processes used around the world to help successfully close out the year
At year end, customers around the world use API Wizard to perform critical processes such as year-end journal entries, finalizing budgets, performing physical inventories, making final payroll adjustments, setting up comp plans which go into effect on 1/1, final invoice entry, final expense processing, and much more. API Wizard customers close their books 50% earlier than organizations that perform all of these processes manually in the Oracle forms. In November and December, API Wizard held a series of webinars highlighting year-end processes to help customers and prospects understand how they could process faster, smarter, and more accurately!
10/26/18 - Record breaking crowd at the API Wizard booth at Open World
API Wizard has been a fixture at Oracle Open World over the last several years. As an Oracle Gold partner, we help represent the importance and vitality of the EBS market and lead the way in terms of productivity solutions which make Oracle EBS more efficient. This year, we spoke to many of our existing customers as well as prospects who want to understand how API Wizard can help them. We have a series of webinars planned over the next few weeks for folks who want to learn more about API Wizard. You can see the webinar agenda by going to our events page: www.api-wizard.com/events. For those wondering, the lucky winner of the Virtual Reality System that we raffled was from Loudoun County. Our happy hour with partner O2Works at Thirsty Bear, an Open World tradition, was lots of fun as always!
9/24/18 - API Wizard hosting Happy Hour with O2Works at Thirsty Bear Brewing Company on Tuesday, Oct 23rd, at Open World!
API Wizard is hosting a happy hour with our partners at 02Works at the Thirsty Bear Brewing Co, 661 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105 on Tuesday, October 23 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm PDT. Email us if you'd like to attend at email@example.com. This is always a fun and well attended event
9/24/18 - API Wizard will be at Oracle Open World 2018 - October 22 - 25
API Wizard will be exhibiting at Oracle Open World in booth #2403 in Moscone South. Come and see us there!
6/30/18 - API Wizard 'Ask the Experts' webinar has over 500 attendees!
API Wizard hosted a highly anticipated and well attended 'Ask the Experts' webinar where Oracle EBS users and IT brought their most complex Oracle challenges with EBS integration points and our team helped them overcome their obstacles. This webinar was open to API Wizard customers and non-API Wizard customers alike. Based on its popularity, this is likely to be repeated at some point in 2019.
4/28/18 - API Wizard customers Paychex and OFS present on their use of API Wizard at OAUG Collaborate 2018
API Wizard customer Paychex, a leader in Payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing services, presented on how they use API Wizard across in many different processes across their entire EBS suite to save time, reduce effort, and increase accuracy.
API Wizard customer OFS Brands, a family owned, community-driven company providing furniture and logistics solutions in workplace, healthcare, education and government markets across the world, presented on how they greatly streamlined their Discrete WIP scheduling using API Wizard.
4/28/18 - API Wizard exhibits and presents at OAUG Collaborate 2018
API Wizard was positioned front and center in the Exhibitor hall at this years Collaborate conference in Las Vegas and we had the opportunity to talk to many of our existing customers and many prospective customers over the past few days. We also presented on three different topics, including a follow-up presentation to one that we did at Collaborate in 2017 on our experience running several of our EBS environments on the Oracle cloud.
1/15/18 - API Wizard kicks the new year off with a series of educational webinars on best-practice financial processes
API Wizard is the leader in Oracle EBS data processing efficiency but we're also business process experts. As part of our ongoing effort to give back to the Oracle EBS community, we are hosting a 10 part series on financial best practices to help organizations use Oracle EBS more efficiently. While we certainly hope everyone out there is using API Wizard, this series is relevant whether you are or are not using API Wizard. Some of the biggest names in the EBS market will be co-hosting. Check the events page for details.
12/7/17 - API Wizard exhibits at UK OUG
API Wizard exhibited at the UK OUG, giving us the opportunity to see some of our European customers face to face and to make new acquaintances.
10/6/17 - API Wizard exhibits at Oracle Open World
API Wizard had another great Oracle Open World conference. Our booth was very busy and we had the opportunity to speak to many of our existing clients as well as our future customers! If you didn't have a chance to stop by and learn about API Wizard, please check our website for upcoming webinars showcasing the most innovative solution in the EBS market, which dramatically improves data processing in Oracle, saving people significant time and effort.
7/30/17 - Streamlined install can now be completed in 5 minutes
API Wizard is all about saving time and effort. As part of our never-ending commitment to efficiency, we've streamlined the API Wizard install, which can now be accomplished in 5 minutes! That's right; the leading third-party productivity tool for Oracle EBS, with our patented dynamic metadata query engine and execution capabilities, can be installed in less time than it takes to walk down the hall and get a coffee.
4/30/17 - API Wizard gives 4 presentations and exhibits at OAUG Collaborate 17
API Wizard gave 4 presentations at OAUG Collaborate, including a deep dive into Procure-to-Pay APIs, an overview of working effectively with public APIs, our experience as the first Oracle Partner to run EBS on Oracle Compute Cloud (Iaas), and an overview of the API Wizard software. Additionally, we had a booth in the exhibit hall and spoke to many existing customers, who shared success stories with us, as well as good conversations with many prospective customers. API Wizard is committed to supporting the OAUG and will present and exhibit in 2018, in addition to attending many regional OAUG events throughout the remainder of this year.
1/15/17 - API Wizard customers close their year in record time
Organizations around the globe have leveraged API Wizard to help in their year-end close. Common processes have included clearing out inventory transactions, physical inventory counts, AR invoice writeoffs, mass updates to projects and tasks, loading budgets, top-side journal entries, and many others! The net result is that companies that use API Wizard have closed their books faster and more easily then was ever before possible.
10/12/16 - API Wizard does extensive work in EAM suite
API Wizard has built solutions in the EAM space which includes PM Schedules, Asset Routing and BOMs, Asset Activity numbers and more. EAM-centric customers are increasingly moving to API Wizard to help manage this labor-intensive module.
8/15/16 - API Wizard is First Oracle Partner to run EBS on Oracle Compute Cloud
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, is the first Oracle partner to run EBS on Oracle's Compute Cloud. Leveraging the value of cloud computing has become a high priority for many organizations but until recently, there hasn't been a good solution for EBS customers. Oracle's On-Demand is widely considered too restrictive, third-party hosting doesn't truly provide the benefits of Cloud, and Oracle's Cloud ERP application is geared mainly at mid-market organizations or departments within larger organizations. With EBS on Cloud Compute, organizations can run full-scale Oracle EBS in the Cloud. API Wizard, due to our strong relationship with Oracle, was selected to be part of the early adopter program for this service. We have had an excellent experience with our EBS Cloud environments.
6/18/16 - API Wizard webinar series on replacing Oracle Discoverer generates buzz
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, held a series of webinars on how API Wizard can replace Oracle Discoverer. As Oracle sunsets Discoverer, customers are left scrambling for an effective replacement. API Wizard can not only perform all of the reporting that users liked in Discoverer, it provides several major benefits as well, including being native to Excel (no more exporting), and having more sophisticated functionality such as drilldowns, report formulas, dynamic report generation, and integration with Excel's pivot tables, graphing, and charting.
4/15/16 - API Wizard Showcases Capabilities at OAUG Collaborate
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, presented three powerful and heavily attended sessions at OAUG Collaborate. After our sessions and at various times throughout the conference, we met with customers at our booth in the exhibit hall to talk about how to best leverage Oracle's various integration points within API Wizard. Of particular interest were discussions of new APIs available for release 12.2.x.
1/17/16 - 10,000,000 records in Chinese
API Wizard has hit a neat milestone - we've recorded our 10,000,000th record loaded in the Chinese language. API Wizard is used in countries around the world and is used in every major language. In API Wizard, you can work with any language supported by Oracle.
12/11/15 - Latest webinar series showcases API Wizard's versatility
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, held a series of well-attended webinars over the past three weeks focusing on API Wizard's utility in many different functional areas of Oracle EBS with specific sessions focused on Inventory, Manufacturing, Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Time and Labor, Fixed Assets, Enterprise Assets, Order Management, and Pricing. The next set of webinars are tentatively scheduled for March, 2016.
11/10/15 - API Wizard adds support for Excel 2016
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, has added support for Excel 2016. You can now use API Wizard with Excel 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
11/1/15 - API Wizard on Top at Oracle Open World
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, recorded a record number of visitors to our booth at Oracle Open World last week. EBS users and IT folks spoke to us about their myriad of pain points in Oracle and shared their enthusiasm for how those pain points could be eliminated with API Wizard. We also had the opportunity to speak with many current customers!
10/8/15 - Corie Winter joins API Wizard management team as Director, Strategic Partnerships
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, is pleased to announce Corie Winter as the new Director of Strategic Partnerships.
"Corie brings over 15 years' experience in the Oracle EBS market and has the distinct benefit of starting out as a user in the Order Management module, so she knows first-hand how tedious working through the Oracle forms can be," says Rob Lepanto, Director of Oracle Solutions at API Wizard. "With a background that also includes many years at an Oracle EBS consulting firm, Corie is perfectly positioned to help grow API Wizard's partner channel."
"API Wizard's model is really incredible. Anyone with exposure to EBS knows that there are users out there spending hour upon hour laboring in Oracle's poorly designed user interface," says Corie. "The inefficiency is astounding. With API Wizard, the same work is done with considerably less effort, saving time for the users and reducing cost for the organization. For partners, API Wizard provides the first real opportunity to significantly reduce the time and cost associated with data migration projects, a savings that helps them win more Oracle work and provide more value to their customers. I couldn't be more excited to help API Wizard extend the reach of its partner channel."
As Director of Strategic Partnerships, Corie will be responsible for engaging Oracle EBS consultancies and educating them on how they can provide more value to their customers using the API Wizard platform. Additionally, she'll be working with third-party software developers who leverage API Wizard as the technology that they build their products upon.
Before joining API Wizard, Corie was a partner at AppCentric, LLC, an Oracle EBS consulting firm based out of New York City where she served the dual role of engagement manager and sales support. In this role for over a decade, Corie has been involved in numerous Oracle EBS implementations, conversions, and data migration projects. Corie also previously worked at Konica Minolta, where part of her duties involved working hands-on with the EBS Order Management module.
About API Wizard
API Wizard, headquartered in Stamford, CT, provides the only enterprise productivity solution for Oracle EBS which allows Microsoft Excel to serve as the user interface for Oracle EBS data entry, maintenance, reporting, and development. API Wizard helps organizations reduce their Oracle data processing costs, saving thousands of hours each year for both business users and IT.
9/30/15 - Reporting Enhancement Released
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, has released a new version of its client which significantly improves report performance for reporting on large datasets (100,000 records or more). With this enhancement, API Wizard is the fastest reporting solution in the Oracle EBS market.
8/1/15 - API Wizard launches Asia Pacific Support
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, has expanded its support team to include the Asia Pacific region. This expansion supports API Wizard's growth in that important market. API Wizard, headquartered in the United States, now has support resources in North America, Europe, and Asia Pac.
6/10/15 - A single API Wizard client now supports 32-bit and 64-bit Excel
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, has released a single Oracle client which works with both 32-bit and 64-bit Excel. Previously, a separate client was needed for 32 or 64 bit. By moving to a single client for both versions, it's easier than ever to roll API Wizard out to a large user group running different versions of Excel.
5/15/15 - API Wizard reaches 10,000,000,000 milestone
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, has reached an impressive milestone - over 10 billion Oracle EBS records have been created, updated, and reported on using API Wizard. API Wizard is used for both day-to-day business processing as well as data conversions and mass data updates. As API Wizard becomes the de-facto standard for Oracle EBS data processing efficiency, the 100 billion mark won't be far away.
4/17/15 - API Wizard 'Excels' at OAUG conference in Las Vegas
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, had an excellent showing at the OAUG Collaborate conference. The API Wizard booth was heavily trafficked and there were over 150 people who attended the Vendor Awareness session and Mini-Theater presentation. Many existing customers stopped by the booth to say hello and many prospective customers discussed their numerous Oracle pain points.
4/10/15 - API Wizard to exhibit at OAUG Collaborate in Las Vegas 4/12 - 4/16
API Wizard, an Oracle Gold Partner and OAUG Star Partner will be exhibiting at the OAUG Collaborate conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, between 4/12 and 4/16. API Wizard will have a booth where our team will explain and demonstrate the many benefits of API Wizard. Additionally, API Wizard will be hosting two sessions, a Vendor Awareness session on 4/14/15 and a mini-theatre presentation on 4/15/15. Please stop by our booth or attend one of our presentations to learn how API Wizard can help your organization solve its Oracle data processing pain.
3/15/15 - API Wizard launches enhanced Data Quality engine
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, released a new data validation engine allowing its customers to greatly optimize data entry and maintenance while also improving data quality. A robust set of pre-validations and data quality rules can be added to any API Wizard process make it more robust. Please contact your account manager for details and to schedule a training or overview session.
2/2/15 - Sarah Conzemius joins API Wizard as Vice President of Business Development
API Wizard, the leader in Oracle EBS productivity, is pleased to announce Sarah Conzemius as the new Vice President of Business Development.
"Sarah brings over 20 years of successful and highly relevant business experience in the Oracle EBS market," says Richard Volpitta, Vice President Customer Experience at API Wizard. "She knows the Oracle EBS market and has worked with hundreds of Oracle customers over her career."
"I am excited to be part of API Wizard and spread awareness, letting Oracle users and I.T. teams know they no longer need to patch together multiple solutions to handle all of their data processing needs," says Sarah. "API Wizard is the only user-friendly, Excel-based enterprise tool on the market that handles all Oracle data entry, data updating, reporting and development needs."
As Vice President of Business Development, Sarah will be responsible for developing and executing API Wizard’s market development, sales, and strategic business planning. Sarah will work with the entire API Wizard team to identify market opportunities, fulfill prospect and customer needs, and ensure the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. Sarah will develop a personal working relationship with API Wizard’s current and future customers and will be instrumental in ensuring that all customers maximize their strategic investment in API Wizard.
Sarah has been part of the Oracle EBS industry for two decades, previously working for More4Apps, where she served as Director of Sales, and before that at Noetix, where she served as a Territory Manager. In both of these roles, Sarah was exposed to many of the pain points from which Oracle EBS customers struggle. Sarah says, "Having worked with both IT folks and business users has given me a broader understanding of what each of them go through on a day to day basis, and my goal is to help them bridge the gap and bring both groups together with solutions that satisfy the requirements of both IT and the business users, while making both groups happy and more efficient, and saving their company a lot of time and money!"
Sarah understands the gaps in Oracle EBS functionality, and has identified solutions to fill these gaps to make businesses run better. Sarah was one of the first people at Noetix and played a significant role in growing their business from startup mode to becoming the industry standard for metadata solutions for Oracle Applications. While working for Noetix, Sarah visited hundreds of customer sites to demonstrate how NoetixViews worked. At that time, you needed a front end BI tool to use NoetixViews so Sarah became very familiar with using products like Discoverer, Cognos, Business Objects, Crystal Reports and more. The one common question asked nearly every time at customer sites came from the business users, “Can I use this with Excel?”. It became clear that most business users prefer using Excel to do their data extractions, reporting, analysis and updating. Sarah says “While IT departments sometimes get frustrated that users want to use Excel for everything, one thing that has not changed is that users still choose Excel as their preferred method, so rather than fight it, let’s embrace the functionality Excel has to offer while offering a secure format that enforces Oracle security rules so IT is more comfortable with what is being done in EBS, while still keeping users happy and more efficient.” Sarah is excited to join the only company in the market that fulfills that vision.
Sarah says there is no particular customer type that has this need, as every customer has different requirements, but that there does seem to be a universal need to solve the data processing challenges in Oracle and the opportunity to do this in one tool, rather than a hodge podge of mixed solutions, better serves the customer overall and is more cost effective. It is much easier for customers to maintain a support and maintenance relationship with one supplier rather than rely on multiple software vendors, consultants, and Oracle support. API Wizard provides that “one stop shop” for data processing in Oracle EBS.
Sarah has worked with companies in many different industries such as GE, Walgreens, Eaton, Mastercard, Nordstrom, Panasonic, Jack In the Box, Wyndham, Starbucks, Amazon, and hundreds more. She has found many different requirements out there in terms of customers struggling with data processing issues in Oracle. For example, many retail organizations may have a high invoice volume they need to upload and they find manual data entry too time consuming and error prone, many construction companies have ongoing Projects they need to keep updated but struggle with field workers updating the data without Oracle access, manufacturing customers often struggle with keeping their inventory stocks accurate and updated, new Oracle customers needing to convert legacy data into Oracle EBS, companies acquiring other companies and needing to transfer or retire assets or add the new employees, or any company who needs to make mass updates to their existing suppliers or customers.
There are so many areas where customers need to get data in—and out—of Oracle EBS and there is only one solution out there that gives them access to update and report on all of the EBS modules in one tool, API Wizard.
About API Wizard
API Wizard, headquartered in Stamford, CT, provides the only enterprise productivity solution for Oracle EBS which allows Microsoft Excel to serve as the user interface for Oracle EBS data entry, maintenance, reporting, and development. API Wizard helps organizations reduce their Oracle data processing costs, saving thousands of hours each year for both business users and IT.