FluenceXL lets business users build and distribute insightful, interactive IBCS reports for any audience, on any device, using data-connected Excel - with the skills they already have and without having to rely on IT.


FluenceXL is brought to you by financial consolidation, close and reporting software leader Fluence Technologies. FluenceXL (formerly XLCubed) is available as a standalone product or an integrated part of the Fluence platform. Fluence’s customers go live in weeks, close their books in days and report on intelligence in real time. Fluence is out-of-the-box, no-coding software with a full Excel interface for immediate adoption and quick time to value, all in a truly finance-owned solution. Welcome to Fluence… we close early.

FluenceXL is self-serve reporting and analytics software built for business authors, analysts and their audiences – without having to rely on IT. The data-connected Microsoft Excel add-in lets users create and distribute interactive reports automatically to any audience, on any device. We power financial, management, dashboard and ad hoc reporting for over 800750 mid-market and enterprise customers worldwide.

FluenceXL provides reporting, analysis, data exploration and IBCS-compliant charting for business users, while retaining data integrity and transparency for IT. FluenceXL connects Excel directly to data sources like Microsoft Analysis Services, Power BI, SAP HANA, IBM TM1 and many more.

FluenceXL’s responsive charting enables data exploration through a rich ‘small multiples’ capability. Our business semantic layer maps customer data to business logic, and adds visual intelligence and consistency to the chart design process. The charts understand concepts like Actual, Plan, Forecast, and Revenues and Expenses and can plot these appropriately, fully compliant with IBCS standards.

FluenceXL table templates provide an intuitive, wizard based approach to create IBCS compliant row-dynamic tables which can be created in seconds.

A simple and consistent annotation process eases the creation of final reports for formal board communication. The process is intuitive and results can be shared in PowerPoint or through FluenceXL Web.


HICHERT+FAISST confirms, that FluenceXL has successfully passed the examination in accordance with the provisions of the IBCS® software certification process in June 2020 and it completed its IBCS recertification process in October 2022. The visual design of the presented business charts and tables is certified to be compliant with the Standards proposed by the IBCS Association.

Annotation functionality

Look at this video to see how FluenceXL (formerly XLCubed) supports IBCS-compliant annotation of charts for communicating a specific message: