This case study of Angel Brothers Enterprises is based on a September 2016 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server:

  • Rekeying data from the ERP system into spreadsheets
  • Manual, multi-step reporting processes
  • Lacking access to real-time information
  • Creating reports in a timely manner
  • Lacking data accuracy and/or validity
  • Combining/consolidating General Ledger (GL) and non-GL data from multiple ERP & relational database sources
  • Evaluated the following reporting tools before choosing Spreadsheet Server:
    • A Business Intelligence (BI) solution
  • Supplemental reporting tools used with Global Software Spreadsheet Server:
    • Another Excel-based tool
  • Selected Spreadsheet Server over the competition because of the following:
    • Capability to drill down to sub-ledger details
    • Excel-based Interface
    • Quick implementation time

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server:

  • The removal of disparate static Excel sheets
  • Faster, streamlined report creation
  • Improved data accuracy
  • Faster access to live data to make strategic decisions
  • Empowering users to create their own reports with less dependence on IT
  • Greater visibility into the overall business strategy
  • Reporting processes streamlined with Spreadsheet Server:
    • Data extraction from an ERP or relational database
    • Month-end close and management/board reporting packages
  • Actions or business insights gained using Spreadsheet Server:
    • Centralized reporting practices
    • Increased their ability to complete tactical and complex analysis
  • Saved 200-300 hours in one year with Spreadsheet Server.
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