Previously, Nanometrics relied on generic manual, cumbersome reporting within Oracle. Performing ad hoc reporting or drilling down to sub-ledger detail proved exceptionally difficult. Nanometrics moved to Oracle E-Business Suite R12 in 2014 and began an extensive search for reporting solutions that would replace their FSGs, provide detailed account analyses, and provide the ability to drill-down within sub-ledgers within Excel. Their search team selected Spreadsheet Server over other Excel and non-Excel based reporting solutions.
Encouraged by being able to work in Excel without IT assistance, people started generating their own reports with a newfound creativity. By maximizing the user field in Infinium, Gate extended reporting down to the supervisor level which resulted in fast and accurate, daily business decisions.