For most financial controllers slicing en dicing is very important. After receiving the data from the data warehouse, they are loaded in OLAP Cubes. That is the last step in the Extract, Transform, Load (ETL)-process. That enables you to slice through different areas of application. For instance when you want to know how many products you sold last month in France, you can easily walk through the ‘sales’. The reporting tool that you use, gets its data from the OLAP Cubes. So you can use Microsoft Excel to view your data. At the same time you can interactively let other measures and dimensions appear in the same report.