TechValidate Research on Global Software, Inc.

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1,453 Customers Surveyed

10,704 Data Points Collected

403 Published TechFacts

100 Published Charts

211 Published Case Studies

Selected Research Highlights

Global Software, Inc. Customer Satisfaction Rating

Wendy Richerson, a Controller at Alaska Railroad Corporation, would be very likely to recommend Global Software, Inc. for this reason:

Spreadsheet Server makes ad-hoc data analysis and monthly financial reporting a breeze. I don’t need help from IT to use it.

Global Software, Inc. Customer Research

Technology and Telecommunication Industry

Which of the following supplemental reporting tools do you use with Spreadsheet Server?

ERP packaged reporting tool
Business Intelligence (BI)
Data warehouse solution
Other Excel-based tool

Global Software, Inc. Customer Testimonial

Atlas quickly feeds data to Excel, allowing me to have [an] almost instant view on snapshot of inventory vs demand. Manual extraction of said data would make it so time-consuming that checking more than one or two products at a time would be pointless. This applies to both short range planning, where reporting must be as quick as possible to make decision process efficient, [and] also to mid/long range planning, where saved time can be used for more thorough analysis.

Marcin Wolowinski, Production Planner, Norma UK

Global Software, Inc. Case Study

Medium Enterprise Professional Services Company


This case study of a medium enterprise professional services company is based on a September 2016 survey of Global Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


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

  • Lacked access to real-time information
  • A heavy reliance on IT to create or edit reports
  • Difficulty creating reports in a timely manner

Use Case

  • Evaluated the following reporting tool before choosing Spreadsheet Server:
    • A reporting tool packaged with ERP
  • Supplemental reporting tool used with Global Software Spreadsheet Server:
    • ERP packaged reporting tool
  • 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
    • Quick implementation time
  • Uses Spreadsheet Server for Financial / General Ledger reporting and the following modules:
    • Manufacturing
    • Sales
    • Inventory
    • Job Costing
    • Procurement


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Global Software’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 in 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
    • Reporting outside the general ledger, inventory, manufacturing, sales, purchasing, projects, etc.
    • Auditing and tax schedules
    • Budgeting / forecasting processes
  • Actions or business insights gained using Spreadsheet Server:
    • Directed initiatives based on findings in reports
    • Centralized reporting practices
    • Validated data
    • Increased their ability to complete tactical and complex analysis
  • Saved over 300 hours in one year with Spreadsheet Server.

Global Software, Inc. Case Study

Albi Imports


This case study of Albi Imports is based on a February 2018 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Atlas enables us to access our Dynamics database in both directions. We use it a lot for data improvement/uploading as well as reporting. Atlas has worked virtually flawlessly since we installed it.”


Addressed the following reporting challenges after implementing Atlas address for their organization:

  • Accessing applicable data
  • Rekeying data from Dynamics into spreadsheets
  • A lack of access to real-time information
  • A heavy reliance on IT to create or edit reports
  • Limitations of Management Reporter or other Excel add-ins

Evaluated the following reporting tools before selecting Atlas:

  • A Microsoft Partner reporting solution
  • Other Excel-based reporting software

Use Case

  • Has used Atlas as a replacement for Management Reporter.
  • Uses the following supplemental reporting tools with Atlas:
    • Other Excel-based reporting software
    • Phocas
  • Uses the Atlas query functionality for reporting beyond Financials/GL for the following types of reports beyond Financials/GL:
    • Sales
    • Inventory
    • Payables/Receivables


  • Freed more than 25% of their organization’s IT support now that they have Atlas to create reports.
  • Trimmed up to 30% from their previous reporting process after using Atlas.

Global Software, Inc. Customer Research

Auto and Transportation Services Industry

What benefits have you received with Spreadsheet Server?

Faster, streamlined report creation
Empower users to create their own reports; less dependence on IT
Improved data accuracy
Faster access to live data to make strategic decisions
Removal of disparate static Excel sheets
More visibility into the overall business strategy

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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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