University Harnesses the Power of Spreadsheet Server to Create Interactive Custom Reports

Stephen F. Austin State University has reduced its employees' workload by 25% and saved up to 100 reporting hours a year with Spreadsheet Server.

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Challenge

Struggled with the following reporting tasks before implementing Spreadsheet Server:

  • Accessing applicable data
  • Re-keying data from the ERP system into spreadsheets
  • Manual, multi-step reporting processes
  • Their lack of access to real-time information
  • Heavy reliance on IT to create or edit reports
  • Difficulty creating specific education reports in a timely manner
  • Standardizing reports
  • Organization required 25% of their IT support and/or ERP resources.

Solution

The key features and functionalities of Global Software’s Spreadsheet Server that Stephen F. Austin State University uses:

  • Financial aid, tuition, loans, and expense data
  • Funds/grants/awards
  • Budgets and forecasts
  • Costs/cost report audits
  • Annual audits (financials and footnotes)
  • Board reporting

In addition to Financials/GL, the organization uses Spreadsheet Server for reporting:

  • Financial aid, tuition, loans, expense data
  • Funds/grants/awards
  • Budgeting/payroll
  • Encumbrances/commitments

Stephen F. Austin State University achieved the following results with Global Software’s Spreadsheet Server.:

  • Saved 100-200 reporting hours per year after implementing Spreadsheet Server.
  • Increased employee workload by 25% with Spreadsheet Server.
  • Automated 50-100 reports with Spreadsheet Server.

"Spreadsheet Server allows me to create custom reports that are also highly interactive, making for a powerful analytical tool!"

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Jacob Seamans
Accountant
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Major Time Savings

100-200 reporting hours per year saved after implementing Spreadsheet Server

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Report Automation

Automation of 50-100 reports massively reduces manual workload

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Interactive Reporting

Automated updating of data-intensive spreadsheets paved the way for interactive customer reports

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Company: Stephen F. Austin State University Job Title: Accountant Role: Finance
Product: Spreadsheet Server Financial System: Banner Industry: Education Services