Out-of-the-Box Reports in Lawson S3 and M3 are Not Meeting Your Reporting Needs
Manual Data Exporting is Time Consuming
With no automated way to get reports in Excel from your Lawson system, you’re left with data dumps and manually piecing together information for your reports. Depending on the complexity of the report you need, several exports may be necessary just to stitch together a report to perform basic reconciliation tasks. Then, each period, you’ll need to export the same reports again. Worse still, static spreadsheets are breeding grounds for errors and inaccuracies.
Custom Ad Hoc Reports are Expensive
When canned reports don’t cut it, most customers find themselves spending money to build their own set of operational and management reports. If you need to combine data from Lawson with other systems, including Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Patient Health Records, you’ll likely rely on expensive, outside help to create and manage your reporting.
Report Distribution is Frustratingly Manual and Time Consuming
Distributing report packs at month-end is a requirement, but you feel like it shouldn’t take as long as it does. Once business users receive their reports, you’re inundated with ad hoc inquiries from functional leaders and others. Responding to these inquiries can often mean long days and late nights, taking time away from activities like value-added analysis.
Refreshable, Drillable Data in Excel
With Spreadsheet Server there’s no need to worry about inaccurate or stale data in Excel. Reports in Spreadsheet Server are “once built, always built.” Simply refresh or update to a new period to pull in your new Lawson data. Empower your users to create their own reports and have more time for value-added analysis. Excel users can apply their existing knowledge to easily create, edit, and share any report throughout your organization.
Save Time and Money by Reducing Reliance on Consultants and IT
Outsourcing your reporting can be slower and more expensive than ideal, even with an excellent vendor. With Spreadsheet Server you save time and money by getting reports right the first time, without any back and forth with a consultant. Empower your team to become more hands-on than ever before with the ability to access data from multiple sources, so you can create single reports that contain EHR and financial or operational data from Lawson.
Easily Distribute Financial Data to Your Non-Finance Audience
Create refreshable, drillable dashboards that your business users can use to help answer the questions they’d typically have at month-end, therefore saving you time. Empowering these users with self-service dashboards not only helps you accomplish other tasks, but they’re equipped with the right answer faster as they’re able to investigate on their own, without having to wait on you.
Improve Results with Fast, Flexible Planning and Forecasting
Replace manual planning processes with a more centralized, web-based, and efficient system. Use your existing Excel skills to customize budgets and plans directly in your browser. Integrate operational and financial planning while enabling frontline workers to collaborate and contribute to planning models for greater accuracy.
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