Originally published 21/07/2015

The Future of Your A La Carte

Welcome to the second A La Carte User Newsletter.

A La Carte 2015 has now been officially released, marking the next generation of analytical reporting.

With the introduction of A La Carte AppSuite we can now source data, not only form your Finance system but from your sales data, HR data, stock data... whatever data you need, whether it is stored in a database or in an Excel workbook.

By using AppSuites unique graphical interface, we can give you the reporting application you need, faster and more cost effectively than any other solution.

See www.excelinbusiness.com/appsuite for more information.

We will be phasing A La Carte 2015 installations with customers requiring the new AppStudio functionality as a priority. For existing Financial Intelligence customers, it is imperative that you ensure you get upgraded to A La Carte 2014 which is the base requirement for moving to A La Carte 2015. Do so in the next 90 days and we’ll upgrade you to 2015 for free!

Want to know if your reporting application is possible with AppSuite? We want you to challenge us to build a demo of your app.

Take the App Challenge and see.

New Features

Financial Intelligence and ReportStudio (formally Reporting Suite) have both received some major upgrades aimed to improve the ease of use including,

  • All new report wizard - A step by step guide to building the reports you need quicker than ever before

  • Contextual in-app guided help - All new help system context sensitive to what you are using in ALC

  • PowerPoint integration - Develop PowerPoint presentations from within your reports

New A La Carte, New Website

To match the new A La Carte we have also launched a brand new website with all new content and branding.

Take a look at the new:

Windows 10

As you may be aware Windows 10 has been announced and will be made available at the end of the month for FREE to anyone currently using Windows 7 or higher.

This is looking to be one of the biggest software releases in history, with millions of downloads expected at launch. It is important that you and your business are aware of this as the download is only free for one year.

If you are planning an upgrade to Windows 10, please note that A La Carte 2015 is the ONLY version of A La Carte which supports Windows 10.

Speak with your Excel in Business consultant if you have any questions regarding upgrading or email customerservices@excelinbusiness.com


The next A La Carte workshop is in the pipe line and we need you to tell us what topics you want us to cover.

In our previous newsletter we announced that all of our workshop movies will be made available for FREE. You can now find all the workshop movies along with a suggestion box for the next session, on our new website at:


We look forward to hearing your suggestions.