This case study of NTT DATA is based on a June 2017 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“It is very useful tool to pull all types of data from our ERP so that we can minimize our development expenses for various customizations. With a standard system, we could get only limited combinations of the report columns.”

Experienced the following reporting pain points prior to implementing Atlas:

  • Rekeying data from Microsoft Dynamics into spreadsheets
  • Manual, multi-step reporting processes
  • Combining/consolidating GL and non-GL data from multiple ERP & relational database sources

Used Atlas for reporting beyond Financials/GL in the following areas:

  • Reports for top management
  • Manufacturing
  • Sales/marketing
  • Inventory
  • Procurement

Chose Atlas over the following tool:

  • An Excel Add-in

Experienced the following benefits as a result of Atlas:

  • Streamlined report creation
  • Improved data accuracy
  • Improved access to live data to make strategic decisions
  • Visibility into the overall business strategy
  • The ability to upload data directly from Excel

Streamlined the following processes by using Atlas:

  • Extracting data from Dynamics/relational database
  • Sharing of reports/dashboards with the team or management
  • Reporting outside the GL, such as Inventory, Manufacturing, Sales, Purchasing, Projects, etc.

Gained the ability to do the following by using Atlas:

  • Direct initiatives based on findings in reports
  • Centralize reporting practices
  • Gain Data Validation capability
  • Increase the ability to complete tactical, complex analysis
  • Increase time savings

Freed up 100-200 hours in one year throughout their organization by using Atlas for reporting.

Freed up up to 50 hours in one year throughout their organization by using the data migration/upload functionality within Atlas.

Source: Vikas Thumma, IT Professional, NTT DATA
Published: Jun. 23, 2017 TVID: 351-84B-24B

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