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Bassett Furniture

About the Company

Bassett Furniture founders started their company with the production of railroad ties to be used in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Over the past 100 years, Bassett has grown through a series of mergers and acquisitions into a company that operates more than 100 retail locations in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada and is rapidly expanding sales on They market their products, which include living, bedroom, dining, juvenile, office and home entertainment furnishings not only through other retailers, but also in Bassett Furniture Direct stores nationwide, with primary focus on quality relationships with their customers.

Situation & Strategy

Case Study Strategy: 

As a result of their expansion and growth over the past 100 years, Bassett Furniture has seen an increase in the need for a reliable, dynamic financial reporting program. They had been using the J.D. Edwards™ World and EnterpriseOne software, and were manually downloading and rekeying figures into Microsoft® Excel for reporting. After the quick implementation of Spreadsheet Server for use with J.D. Edwards™, Bassett Furniture was producing reports and analyzing transaction level detail in sub ledgers all within Excel.

Software Implementation

Case Study Software: 

Spreadsheet Server converts Excel into a tightly integrated analytical tool for any ERP system. Users can leverage the strength of their spreadsheets with seamless dynamic integration to their information, along with powerful drill-down capability to the lowest level of detail. It allows users to build a range of reports from simple ad hoc workbooks to complex dashboard-type views of critical business data.

Distribution Manager automates the distribution of reports from Excel.


Case Study Results: 
  • Fast implementation and training for intuitive products
  • Financial reporting time decreased from 1+ days to less than an hour
  • Increased accuracy and flexibility for on-the-fly, real-time reporting

In a Nutshell

Case Study Summary: 

The Bassett accounting team immediately recognized the benefits of Spreadsheet Server. With the help of Spreadsheet Server for JD Edwards™, Bassett is able to close the books at least 1 day faster than previously. With the simplicity, flexibility, and reliability that Global Software Inc.’s pdoucts offer, Bassett was able to find the solution they knew they need.

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