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When you sign up, your account contains sample data of a fictitious coffee company in several countries (we like coffee, that's why). It also includes simplified examples for data structures, importing data, reporting, budgeting, and consolidation. You can change and amend these examples to your own needs. We'll take you on a quick tour.

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View reports

Click on Analyze - Run reports to view sample reports that demonstrate key features:

  • Profit & Loss - shows the consolidated Profit & Loss, with period-by-period and actuals vs budget comparison.
  • Balance sheet - shows the consolidated Balance Sheet.
  • Review revenue - shows revenue analysis, with period-by-period and actuals vs budget comparison.
  • Review expenses - shows expense analysis, with period-by-period and actuals vs budget comparison.
  • Trial balance - shows the consolidated trial balance, down to GL account detail.

Reports are fully configurable and can contain multiple layouts. Each layout shows a different presentation of the same underlying numbers.

All demo reports are defined on the data set Financial data which contains actuals and budget data. This data set is linked to 2 other data sets: Companies and Accounts which brings up information about the companies and the chart of accounts.

View models

Click on Analyze - Run models to view sample models that demonstrate key features:

  • KPI dashboard - shows a number of KPI's and standard financial ratios.
  • Cashflow Statement - shows a formatted Cashflow Statement with actual numbers.
  • Management report - shows a formatted Management Report with actual numbers.
  • Enter budget - shows a simplified budget model for Profit & Loss, using sales and headcount parameters. You can submit by company, and it will be automatically consolidated.
  • Consolidate - shows a simplified consolidation model that retrieves equity relationships and intercompany balances, and prepares a monthly elimination journal.

Models are fully configurable and combine data queries with spreadsheet-like templates, enabling you to build advanced reporting and interactive planning models.

All demo models are defined on the data set Financial data which contains actuals and budget data. This data set is linked to 2 other data sets: Companies and Accounts which brings up information about the companies and the chart of accounts.

If you want to understand how the demo models are defined, click here.

Edit your structure

Click on Analyze - Edit data to enter your companies and chart of accounts:

Please note that these are just examples. You can add extra fields to your companies and chart of accounts, and you can create additional data sets for extra details such as cost centers or business units, departments, product groups, currencies etc.

Often, clients want to perform re-mapping of accounts or translate different currencies. Here are some common scenarios, and tips how to define them:

Import your data

Click on Analyze - Import data to import your own financial data using our Excel templates:

For a quick demo, you can copy-paste your own data into our Excel templates. If you start using XLReporting for real, we'll help you to connect directly to your accounting system or other data sources.

All done !

You should now see your own data in our sample reports. You can now start to change the reports and models to your needs, create your own reports, and create extra data sets if needed.

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