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Education Services Company Frees Up IT Capacity with Spreadsheet Server

Reading for Education has freed up more than 50% of its IT support and cut 60% from its previous reporting time spend thanks to Spreadsheet Server.

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“Spreadsheet Server has significantly cut down the time needed to prepare our monthly financial statements, and has also become a very reliable research tool!”

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Reporting Outside the GL

QueryDesigner functionality enables GASB reporting, budgets, forecasts, annual audits and board reporting

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Reporting Time Slashed by 2/3

Time saving of more than 60% compared with previous reporting processes

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IT Capacity Freed Up by 50%

More than 50% of the company’s IT support freed up since implementation

Challenge

Addressed the following reporting challenges after implementing Spreadsheet Server:

  • Manual, multi-step reporting processes
  • Creating reports in a timely manner
  • Combining/consolidating GL and non-GL data from core systems and other database sources
  • External reporting (different reporting entities, GASB compliance)
  • Standardizing reports

Solution

  • Uses other Excel-based tools with Spreadsheet Server.
  • Uses Spreadsheet Server QueryDesigner functionality for reporting:
    • GASB reporting
    • Budgets and forecasts
    • Cost report audits
    • Annual audits
    • Board reporting
  • Freed up more than 50% of their IT support since using Spreadsheet Server to create reports.
  • Saved over 60% of time from their previous reporting process using Spreadsheet Server.

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Company: Reading for Education Job Title: Accounting & Reporting Role: Finance
ERP/EPM System: Harris Data (AS/400)