API Wizard Company News

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 openworld@api-wizard.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 (support@api-wizard.com) 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 openworld@api-wizard.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.

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