Use LookupPoint™ to display business information in Microsoft Outlook, Excel or Word. LookupPoint™ connects to business information in: SAP, Agresso, Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint, Rest or Web Services

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LookupPoint™ connects users to business information through Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, and Excel. A user can select a business item in any email, document or spread sheet and LookupPoint will display the business information associated with that item quickly and directly without the user having to leave the Microsoft Office environment.
For example, if a user receives an email referencing an item in a line of business system, say an invoice number, and decides they require the business information associated with that invoice they would normally have to log in to their line of business system to get it – a tedious and time-consuming process. With LookupPoint and Microsoft Office they select the invoice number and LookupPoint returns the information almost instantly.
Using the LookupPoint configuration tool, IT administrators and power users can build catalogues which link LookupPoint to their particular line of business systems; pre-configured catalogues for many systems are also available from Spanish Point and our business partners.
LookupPoint is a great example of a Microsoft Office Business Application (OBA). By leveraging new features of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 LookupPoint provides a compelling platform to integrate line of business information directly into Microsoft Office applications.”
- Denis Condon IW Team Microsoft Ireland
For the Business Decision Maker:
• Access line of business information from within Outlook, Word and Excel.
• Improve the speed and quality of decision making.
• Drill down and navigate to additional information if required.
• Reduce business user training in complex line of business systems.
• Improve compliance by ensuring access to relevant information.
For the Technical Decision Maker
• LookupPoint is installed on a Windows Server.
• LookupPoint requires no client software installation.
• Users are provided with access to LookupPoint through a configuration script or by using the configuration option in Microsoft Office 2010.
• Integrated with Active Directory for security and control.
• Works with Microsoft 2010 Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
• LookupPoint is available for Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007.
Why LookupPoint
“The whole thrust of LookupPoint is that it makes information available to people through the tools they already use and spend most of their time with, which is Microsoft Office.”
- Liam Butler, CIO Pobal
Use LookupPoint™ to display business information in Microsoft Outlook, Excel or Word. LookupPoint™ connects to business information in:
• Agresso
• Oracle
• Microsoft SQL Server
• SharePoint
• Rest or Web Services

LookupPoint™ Highlights

 Reduce costs: Eliminate time wasted aggregating and retrieving information locked in SAP and other data-sources and even in different SAP instances.
 Increase efficiency: Stay focused by accessing relevant “in context” SAP information within your work in Microsoft Office applications.
 Increase overall productivity: Make better business decisions more efficiently.
• Improve corporate process compliance by providing rapid and easy access to data held in business information systems.
 Consistent with SAP security: Integrate with existing security infrastructure for single sign-on and all the assurance of built in SAP protection.
• Supports SAP ECC6: RFC’s under Web Services format supported.

LookupPoint™ for SAP®

Bring Critical SAP Information to the Point of Decision Making
LookupPoint is a compelling advance in business productivity technology which brings together the worlds of Microsoft Office and critical business information, providing even casual users with secure access to targeted information in SAP and other enterprise systems.
LookupPoint enables users to access business information quickly and easily without having to leave their familiar Microsoft Office environment. The solution empowers users to make better decisions by providing relevant and aggregated business information in a familiar and secure environment.
Build Aggregate Information Views using the LookupPoint Administration Centre:
LookupPoint supports connection to multiple information sources including information held in Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, SharePoint and systems that supports REST based interfaces. To connect to a specific line of business system a LookupPoint catalogue is required. The catalogue maintains the connection information, interprets the underlying line of business system’s security model and understands the relationships between business information. Using the LookupPoint Administration Centre power users and IT professionals can build catalogues combining business information from multiple information sources and present these in a unified view to users.
LookupPoint is a zero client installation meaning no additional software has to be installed on users’ desktops.
Server Requirements:
LookupPoint requires Windows Server 2003 or higher and SQL server 2005 and higher.
Client Requirements:
LookupPoint requires Microsoft Office 2010, 2007 or 2003. To use SmartPreview™ requires Office 2010. LookupPoint 2010 is a zero client installation. To make LookupPoint 2010 available to users , IT teams can invoke a script to connect Office 2010 to the LookupPoint 2010 service or have the users connect through the configuration option in Microsoft Office.
Data Sources:
LookupPoint 2010 supports Infor FMS SunSystems running on Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server. MySQL and SharePoint 2010 BCS as data sources. Additional LOB catalogues can be configured using the Catalogue Design tool.
Cloud Services and SaaS Systems:
LookupPoint can build aggregated views of business information from both on-premise and Cloud or SaaS systems. By using SharePoint 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS) and its support for claims based authentication LookupPoint can connect users to information in the Cloud for any system that supports a REST based interface.