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Casting a SharperLight on financial reporting and accounting

This version is released today (Friday 2nd September 2011) and includes: enhancements to Journal Corrections and Expense Enquiries

Aqilla, the leading provider of online accounting solutions, announces a partnership agreement with SharperLight to extend its provision of adhoc reporting on live data.

Hundreds of people are already using Aqilla’s built in features to track financial and non-financial metrics. With the addition of SharperLight, finance professionals can quickly and easily run flexible ad hoc queries to generate summary reports for publishing to Excel, PDF, web content and RSS. This functionality empowers users to perform rapid analysis with a simple to use, yet highly capable query engine sitting over Aqilla.

Improved analysis provides unbeatable insight

“SharperLight is an ideal technology fit with Aqilla; it provides simple tools so users can manage their own reporting needs in a self-service fashion. Simplicity and ease of use is a philosophy central to our approach to accounting and financial reporting.” Comments Aqilla’s Director - Hugh Scantlebury, he continues “The SharperLight technology is a fundamental shift in how organisations manage their business intelligence, and by coupling this technology with our software, we have never been in a stronger position to deliver actionable, questionable data to the people that need it - without having to wait on IT”.

Martin Talbot - Chief Operations Officer of PSI comments: “We are delighted that Aqilla have decided to partner with us and have selected SharperLight as their integrated business intelligence solution and look forward to working with them. There are a lot of solutions in the reporting and business intelligence arena, however none of them are able to offer the simplicity, flexibility and depth of functionality, which makes the SharperLight framework so unique.” He continues: “The end user ease-of-use coupled with the ability for Aqilla’s customers to create integrated reports across all their solutions - whether on-premise or SaaS - will be a huge benefit in creating ‘simplified intelligence’.”


About phiLight Software International

phiLight Software International is an IBM and a Microsoft Silver ISV Partner, developing integration tools, ad-hoc and self-service reporting tools over multiple systems to provide a cohesive interface and gold standard Business Intelligence layer to multiple business sectors. Established in 2007 through the union of development skills and consulting experience, the phiLight team have over 70 year’s experience in delivering self-service reporting technologies and have experienced and overcome the daily reporting challenges facing a diverse range of industries and verticals, including ERP, EAM, HR, CRM, Sales, Aviation, Financial Services, Hospitality and Mining.

About SharperLight

The SharperLight Query Engine can securely deliver content over the web, as Reports, Charts, Pivot Tables, Dashboards and Mashups. Dynamic drilldown and configurable drill-through is standard functionality. SharperLight has a native Microsoft Excel® add-in that provides information in an environment users are comfortable with allowing the freedom to produce refreshable cell-based formulas, tables and charts with a few keystrokes. Excel content can also be written back to the database, subject to the rules enforced in the DataModel and user rights. Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services® (SSRS), Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services® (SSIS), open source reporting engines like JasperReports and BIRT can consume SharperLight query data sets through the supplied .NET and JDBC providers. For more information visit: or email us:

About Aqilla Limited

Aqilla Limited, founded in 2006, is the developer of web-based accounting solutions designed for small and medium-sized businesses and accountancy firms. The easy-to-use software utilises the latest open source Cloud technologies to deliver Sales Ledger, Purchase Ledger, General Ledger, Cash Matching, Sales Invoicing, Purchase Invoicing, Time Management, Expense Processing, Project Costing, Budgeting and Forecasting and Financial Analysis functions that can be accessed over the internet via a rich web browser interface. In addition, because it is delivered on-demand, Aqilla removes the need for high levels of capital outlay, as well as the ongoing expense of maintenance and management.

For more information, please contact: Donna Cooper, BlueDaisy Marketing, email, Tel: 020 7098 9881.

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