By using website you agree to our use of cookies as described in our cookie policy. Learn More


Arria NLG’s Excel Add-In Enables Natural Language Summaries and Report Automation in Spreadsheets

New integration turns Excel data into instant contextual narratives, reducing the time it takes to identify and communicate key insights for speedier decisions.

Note: TDWI’s editors carefully choose press releases related to the data and analytics industry. We have edited and/or condensed this release to highlight key features but make no claims as to the accuracy of the author's statements.

Arria NLG has introduced Arria for Excel, a Microsoft Office add-in that brings natural language generation (NLG) functionality to Microsoft Excel.

Arria for Excel adds natural-language summaries and report automation within the worksheet, instantly turning volumes of data into insightful narratives. Users can tailor narratives to specific audiences, providing contextual commentary and explanatory analyses which are indistinguishable from those created by subject matter experts and created in seconds.

For enterprise professionals, Excel is entrenched as the most widely adopted business analytics tool, and it is every analyst’s tried-and-true tool for decision and reporting support. Arria augments existing Excel workflows with:

Consistency and accuracy. A next-generation report writer dynamically automates data-driven financial summaries. Best practices are captured and maintained. Last-minute changes are no longer nerve-wracking.

Timely reporting. Financial reports must be available in time to inform decision making. Therefore, financial reports should be published as soon as possible after the end of the reporting period.

Team sharing. With volumes of data changing faster than ever before, insightful information delivery across the enterprise provides clarity and confidence in times of uncertainty.

“For data to have value, enterprises must be able to extract meaningful insights that lead to positive business outcomes,” said Sharon Daniels, CEO, Arria NLG. “They need to reduce the time it takes to get to those insights and take action."

Businesses that generate analysis and reports with basic tables and charts lacking advanced language analytics are disadvantaged. Pairing Arria NLG technology with Excel eliminates constraints by augmenting complex analysis with an easy-to-digest narrative directly within worksheets.

For details, visit:

TDWI Membership

Get immediate access to training discounts, video library, research, and more.

Find the right level of Membership for you.