Spreadsheet Server for use with SAP
You can combine the power of SAP with the familiarity of Excel with Spreadsheet Server, Powered by the QueryExchange™
This Microsoft Excel Add-In provides live and dynamic SAP reporting and analysis from the SAP ERP into Excel. Your organization's users have complete control over the design and content of your SAP Excel reports from SAP modules, including FI, CO, COPA, PCA, SD, MM, PP, QM, PM, HR, PS, and Special Purpose Ledgers. Users can create dynamic dashboard views from SAP. These views can be accessed, automated and presented with our formula driven methodology, including summary balances and detailed drill-downs.
In addition, the cloud-based QueryExchange™ gives customers the ability to select from pre-built queries and tailor them to meet their specific needs. Utilized in the QueryExchange™, the SmartPak™ feature is way to group pre-configured queries together. Searching by selecting a SmartPak™ gives users a quick and reliable way to access a group of dedicated pre-defined queries. The Query Designer allows users to build dashboard views from any transactional database or any SAP ERP application to be accessed, automated and presented with our formula driven methodology. Spreadsheet Server will allow SAP users to leverage their currently developed, SAP Query, queries. Using Spreadsheet Server formulas and adhering to the permissions of the SAP user, SAP Queries can be executed from Excel and the results displayed in real time directly in your spreadsheets.
Spreadsheet Server is an SAP certified integration solution and uses company level security as defined in your SAP application. Security is controlled and administered using components provided by SAP GUI using custom RFC access. The setup is held in a separate environment to avoid conflict with other custom or SAP supplied objects.
- Dramatically reduce number of days to close your books
- Leverage existing Excel knowledge and write reports from SAP within minutes
- No more downloading or re-keying/exporting of SAP balance or transaction level data
- More timely report running and full drill-down capability within any SAP modules
- No staging areas or data warehousing needed
- Quick-Start single installation for SAP users
- Spreadsheet Server is compatible with the current released HANA
- Excel 2010 & 2013 64-bit support
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Ability to publish any report from executive-quality to fully customizable ad hoc SAP reports within Excel with drill-down. Balance sheets, income statements, P & L, and more…
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Spreadsheet Server require a Server? Will I need a data warehouse for Spreadsheet Server?
No, there is no data warehouse or additional hardware required.
Do I need training? How long is training?
Yes, if users are familiar with Excel, they will need minimal training to use Spreadsheet Server. No programming or query knowledge is necessary. Users simply utilize the standard Excel spreadsheet capabilities supplemented with simple cell formulas to gain access to their dynamic financial information.
Can I do reporting beyond the GL?
Yes, please inquire about our ad hoc capabilities and other components in our Excel Automation Roadmap (i.e. EDASH, Enterprise Budgeting, etc).
Is this a Business Intelligence tool? What if I already have a BI tool?
Spreadsheet Server is not a BI tool, but is a compliment to the leading BI tools (i.e. Cognos,Business Objects, Hyperion, etc). In fact, over 83% of Global Software Inc.'s 4,000+ clients in 40 countries use a leading BI tool in conjunction with Global Software's Excel automation tools.
Where do I find which versions of my ERP are supported?
We support most worldwide ERP systems, but you may contact us directly here regarding your specific needs.
What is the difference between this tool and my current reporting strategy?
Every reporting environment is different, however most prospective users we encounter are either using a data warehouse that reflects yesterday's data, manually re-keying data or have an IT maintain the current reporting environment exclusively. With our application(s) users are empowered to be self-sufficient while accessing 'live' data in a secure environment.
I've invested significant time in my current reporting strategy, will I lose reports I have already created?
No, Spreadsheet Server is compatible with any Excel reports already developed.
View a listing of the Technical Requirements for Spreadsheet Server.