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Education Facility Frees up to 25% of IT Support Since Using Spreadsheet Server to Create Reports

Florida Institute of Technology use of Spreadsheet Server to analyze payroll and A/R transactions has drastically improved reporting efficiency.

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"Since using Spreadsheet Server to analyze payroll and A/R transactions the efficiency of getting data to report has increased 50% or more."

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Data Efficiency Increased by 50%

Using Spreadsheet Server to analyze payroll and A/R transactions has drastically improved reporting efficiency

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Generating reports such as Financial aid, tuition, expense data, budgets and forecasts, annual audits and board reporting

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A Freed Up IT Department

Freed up to 25% of IT support since using Spreadsheet Server to create reports

Challenge

Florida Institute of Technology was using Banner which was not set up to be a financial system. It was impossible to get even monthly data without dumping all data for a fiscal year and sorting by date.

Some other challenges included:

  • Accessing applicable data
  • Manual, multi-step reporting processes
  • Heavy reliance on IT to create or edit reports
  • Creating reports in a timely manner
  • External reporting (different reporting entities, GASB compliance)
  • NCAA reporting

Solution

The first and most critical reason for choosing Spreadsheet Server was for monthly reporting and to be able to analyze trends and forecast. Beyond that, Spreadsheet Server is being used to analyze payroll and A/R transactions.

Uses Spreadsheet Server QueryDesigner functionality for reporting:

  • Financial aid, tuition, expense data
  • Budgets and forecasts
  • Annual audits
  • Board reporting

 

  • Freed up to 25% of their IT support since using Spreadsheet Server to create reports.
  • Saved more than 60% of time from their previous reporting process using Spreadsheet Server

 

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Company: Florida Institute of Technology Job Title: Controller Role: Finance