TechValidate Research on insightsoftware

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3,092 Customers Surveyed

24,870 Data Points Collected

472 Published TechFacts

108 Published Charts

218 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


InsightSoftware Customer Research

Manufacturing Industry

Why did you select Spreadsheet Server over others?

Excel-based Interface
71%
Drill down capability to sub-ledger details
50%
Global Software’s employees and support
24%
Quick implementation time
24%
Flexibility to connect to multiple systems and outside General Ledger
21%
Pricing
19%
Partner
5%
Data security
2%

insightsoftware Case Study

Compass Minerals International

Introduction

This case study of Compass Minerals International is based on a September 2016 survey of insightsoftware 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 insightsoftware’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 insightsoftware 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 insightsoftware’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.

insightsoftware Case Study

Grimco

Introduction

This case study of Grimco is based on a September 2016 survey of insightsoftware customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We were able to drill into what was driving our freight costs so that our logistics team could focus their efforts. This caused an immediate decrease in freight costs.”

Challenges

  • Experienced the following pain points prior to implementing insightsoftware’s Spreadsheet Server:
    • To rekey data from the ERP system into spreadsheets
    • A manual, multi-step reporting process
    • 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 tools before choosing Spreadsheet Server:
    • A Business Intelligence (BI) solution
    • A reporting tool packaged with ERP
  • Supplemental reporting tools used with insightsoftware Spreadsheet Server:
    • Business Intelligence (BI)
    • 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
    • Pricing
    • Quick implementation time

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with insightsoftware:

  • Benefits received from Spreadsheet Server:
    • Faster, streamlined report creation
    • Faster access to live data to make strategic decisions
    • By empowering 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
  • Actions or business insights gained using Spreadsheet Server:
    • Identified incorrectly allocated funds and/or duplicate invoices due to reporting errors
    • Directed initiatives based on findings in reports
    • Centralized reporting practices
    • Validated data
    • Increased their ability to complete tactical and complex analysis
  • Saved 200-300 hours in one year with Spreadsheet Server.

InsightSoftware Customer Fact

A medium enterprise computer software company saved 100-200 hours in one year with Spreadsheet Server.

InsightSoftware Customer Satisfaction Rating

Shelly Whiting, an Accounting Director at Compass Minerals International, would be very likely to recommend InsightSoftware for this reason:

InsightSoftware is very responsive to our questions and we really like the Spreadsheet Server software.

InsightSoftware Customer Research

Banking and Finances

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

ERP packaged reporting tool
38%
Other Excel-based tool
23%
Business Intelligence (BI)
15%
Data warehouse solution
8%


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About insightsoftware

insightsoftware turns financial and operational data into better business outcomes that drive growth and ROI. Through turnkey reporting and performance management solutions, insightsoftware provides real-time access to data-driven insights in an efficient, cost-effective, and secure manner via integration with 130+ ERP systems and Microsoft Excel.

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