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TechValidate Research on Global Software, Inc.

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2,696 Customers Surveyed

21,460 Data Points Collected

421 Published TechFacts

104 Published Charts

212 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Global Software Customer Testimonial

We are no longer spending 2 days producing management financials. Instead, we spend minutes running them with Spreadsheet Server. Journal entries that were once manual and took an hour to produce, we now open the sheet, change the period and book away! Errors are reduced [and] efficiency gained. Because of the ability to create data more quickly, I can confidently say that I have been able to eliminate the need to fill at least one of my vacant positions.

Sonya Rennick, Executive Director of Financial Reporting, Mission Health System

Global Software, Inc. Case Study

Compass Minerals International

Introduction

This case study of Compass Minerals International is based on a September 2016 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“As we have acquired new businesses over the last few years, we have maintained the same number of corporate accounting staff because Spreadsheet Server has allowed us to continue to consolidate financials in the same amount of time.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server:

  • Rekeying data from the ERP system into spreadsheets
  • Manual, multi-step reporting processes
  • Lacking access to real-time information
  • A heavy reliance on IT to create or edit reports
  • Creating reports in a timely manner

Use Case

  • Evaluated the following reporting tools before choosing Spreadsheet Server:
    • A Business Intelligence (BI) solution
    • Insight Software
  • Supplemental reporting tools used with Global Software Spreadsheet Server:
    • An ERP packaged reporting tool
  • Selected Spreadsheet Server over the competition because of the following:
    • Flexibility to connect to multiple systems and outside General Ledger
    • Capability to drill down to sub-ledger details
    • Employees and support
    • Excel-based Interface
    • Pricing
    • Quick implementation time

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server:

  • The removal of disparate static Excel sheets
  • Faster, streamlined report creation
  • Faster access to live data to make strategic decisions
  • 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
    • Automated distribution of reports to management/other departments
    • Month-end close and management/board reporting packages
    • Auditing and tax schedules
    • Budgeting/forecasting processes
  • Actions or business insights gained using Spreadsheet Server:
    • Directed initiatives based on findings in reports
    • Validated data
    • Increased their ability to complete tactical and complex analysis
  • Saved over 300 hours in one year with Spreadsheet Server.

Global Software, Inc. Customer Research

Education Industry

How many reports have you automated with Spreadsheet Server?

10-50
92%
50-100
8%

Global Software, Inc. Customer Research

Financial Industry

What reporting pain points did you experience prior to implementing Spreadsheet Server?

A manual, multi-step reporting process
55%
Difficulty creating reports in a timely manner
55%
Rekeying data from the ERP system into spreadsheets
54%
Lack of access to real-time information
40%
Heavy reliance on IT to create or edit reports
36%
Combining/consolidating General Ledger (GL) and non-GL data from multiple ERP & relational database sources
29%
Lack of data accuracy and/or validity
21%

Global Software, Inc. Case Study

Kokosing Construction Company

Introduction

This case study of Kokosing Construction Company is based on a September 2016 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Spreadsheet Server has drastically reduced our time to create our month-end financial reporting packages for all of our operating entities, especially with our group consolidation reports.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server:

  • Rekeying data from the ERP system into spreadsheets
  • Manual, multi-step reporting processes
  • Lacked access to real-time information
  • Difficulty creating reports in a timely manner

Use Case

  • Evaluated the following reporting tools before choosing Spreadsheet Server:
    • A Business Intelligence (BI) solution
    • A reporting tool packaged with ERP
  • Selected Spreadsheet Server over the competition because of the following:
    • Flexibility to connect to multiple systems and outside General Ledger
    • Drill down capability to sub-ledger details
    • Employees and support
    • Excel-based Interface
    • Data security
    • Pricing
    • Quick implementation time
  • Uses Spreadsheet Server for Financial / General Ledger reporting and the following modules:
    • Job Costing

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server:

  • Faster, streamlined report creation
  • Faster access to live data to make strategic decisions
  • Empowered users to create their own reports with less dependence on IT
  • Greater visibility into the overall business strategy
  • Reporting processes streamlined with Spreadsheet Server:
    • Data extraction from ERP or relational databases
    • Automated distribution of reports to management/other departments
    • Month-end close and management/board reporting packages
    • Auditing and tax schedules
    • Budgeting/forecasting processes
  • Actions or business insights gained using Spreadsheet Server:
    • Centralized reporting practices
    • Validated data
  • Saved 100-200 hours in one year with Spreadsheet Server.

Global Software, Inc. Customer Fact

Contura Energy streamlined extracting data from dynamics / relational database & integrating report information with Microsoft Office tools processes by using Atlas.



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About Global Software, Inc.

Global Software, Inc. is the leading provider of Microsoft Excel-based automation & reporting solutions to enhance the world’s foremost Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) including: SAP®, Oracle®, Microsoft® ,Infor®, Viewpoint® and other operational platforms. Global’s tools enable spreadsheet users to gain live access to ERP data within Excel for secure financial and operational reporting, budgeting, automated report delivery.

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