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TechValidate Introduction: 

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

TechValidate Quote: 

"Before we started using Spreadsheet Server, all of our financial reports were created manually using Excel. We have been able to set up templates and create reports in a fraction of the time we spend using the old manual system."


TechValidate Challenges: 

Addressed the following reporting challenges after implementing Spreadsheet Server:

  • Rekeying data from the ERP system into spreadsheets
  • Manual, multi-step reporting processes
  • Heavy reliance on IT to create or edit reports
  • Creating reports in a timely manner

Evaluated the following reporting tool before selecting Spreadsheet Server:

  • Argos Reporting

Use Case

TechValidate Use Case: 
  • Uses Argos with Spreadsheet Server.
  • Uses Spreadsheet Server QueryDesigner functionality for reporting:
    • Annual audits
    • Board reporting


TechValidate Results: 
  • Freed up more than 25% of their IT support since using Spreadsheet Server to create reports.
  • Saved more than 60% of time from their previous reporting process using Spreadsheet Server.
TechValidate Citation: 

Published: Jan. 17, 2018 TVID: B37-926-140

Company Profile

Company Snapshot: 

Blinn College

Educational Institution


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