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

“With Spreadsheet Server, I can now create all of the reports I need without waiting on anyone else but myself.”

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

  • A heavy reliance on IT to create or edit reports

Evaluated the following reporting tools before choosing Spreadsheet Server:

  • A reporting tool packaged with ERP

Selected Spreadsheet Server over the competition because of the following:

  • Flexibility to connect to multiple systems and outside General Ledger
  • Drill down capability to sub-ledger details
  • Employees and support
  • Excel-based Interface

Uses Spreadsheet Server for Financial / General Ledger reporting and the following modules:

  • Sales

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

  • Empowered users to create their own reports with less dependence in IT
  • Reporting processes streamlined with Spreadsheet Server:
    • Data extraction from ERP or relational databases
    • Automated distribution of reports to management / other departments
    • Month-end close and management / board reporting packages
    • Reporting outside the general ledger, inventory, manufacturing, sales, purchasing, projects, etc.
    • Auditing and tax schedules
    • Budgeting / forecasting processes
  • Actions or business insights gained using Spreadsheet Server:
    Identified incorrectly allocated funds and/or duplicate invoices due to reporting errors

    • Directed initiatives based on findings in reports
    • Validated data
    • Increased their ability to complete tactical and complex analysis
  • Saved over 300 hours in one year with Spreadsheet Server

Source: TechValidate. TVID: 14E-C56-9DA

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

  • A heavy reliance on IT to create or edit reports

Evaluated a reporting tool packaged with the ERP before choosing Spreadsheet Server.

Ultimately selected Spreadsheet Server over the competition because of the following:

  • Flexibility to connect to multiple systems outside the General Ledger
  • Drill down capability into sub-ledger details
  • Employees and Support
  • Microsoft® Excel-based Interface

Uses Spreadsheet Server for Financial/General Ledger reporting and the Sales module.

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

Empowered users to create their own reports with less dependence on IT

Reporting processes streamlined with Spreadsheet Server

  • Data extraction from ERP or related databases
  • Automated distribution of reports to management and other departments
  • Month-end close and management / board reporting packages
  • Reporting outside the general ledger, inventory, manufacturing, sales, purchasing, projects, etc
  • Auditing and tax schedules
  • Budgeting/forecasting processes

Actions or business insights gained using Spreadsheet Server

  • Identified incorrectly allocated funds and/or duplicate invoices due to reporting errors
  • Directed initiatives based on findings in reports
  • Validated data
  • Increased their ability to complete tactical and complex analysis

Saved over 300 hours in one year with Spreadsheet Server

Spreadsheet Server

The surveyed company was able to streamline their reporting process and save more than 300 hours in one year with Spreadsheet Server. They were able to complete these processes with less dependence on IT and gained business insights.

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Case Study Link: Arandell Corporation

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