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Airport Authority Harnesses Spreadsheet Server to Empower Finance Users and Lessen Reliance on IT

Raleigh Durham Airport Authority Switched to Spreadsheet Server, and now enjoys enhanced multi-step reporting processes and timely report creation.

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“Spreadsheet Server vastly reduced the amount of time we take to produce reports, freeing up time for higher-level tasks.”

Print Steve Golden Financial Analyst
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Streamlined Report Creation

Faster, streamlined report creation with month-end close and management/board reporting packages

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Less Reliance on IT Department

Users empowered to create their own reports without dependence on IT

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More than Financial Reporting

Facilitated reporting outside the general ledger: inventory, manufacturing, sales / purchasing and projects

Challenge

The business challenges that led Raleigh Durham Airport Authority to evaluate and ultimately select Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server:

  • Rekeying data from the ERP system into spreadsheets
  • Manual, multi-step reporting processes
  • Creating reports in a timely manner
  • 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
    • A reporting tool packaged with ERP
    • Excel4Apps
  • Supplemental reporting tools used with Global Software Spreadsheet Server:
    • An ERP packaged reporting tool

Solution

  • Selected Spreadsheet Server over the competition because of the following:
    • Flexibility to connect to multiple systems and outside General Ledger
  • Uses Spreadsheet Server for Financial / General Ledger reporting and the following modules:
  • Job Costing
  • Procurement

Raleigh Durham Airport Authority achieved the following results with Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server:

  • Faster, streamlined report creation
  • Empowering users to create their own reports with less dependence on IT
  • Reporting processes streamlined with Spreadsheet Server:
    • Data extraction from an ERP or relational database
    • Month-end close and management/board reporting packages
    • Reporting outside the general ledger, inventory, manufacturing, sales, purchasing, projects, etc.
  • Actions or business insights gained using Spreadsheet Server:
    • Centralized reporting practices

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Company: Raleigh Durham Airport Authority Job Title: Financial Analyst Role: Finance
ERP/EPM System: Oracle