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Home Products International Case Study

About the Company

Home Products International, founded in 1952, is the consumer’s choice for home organization and storage products. They offer simple home organizational solutions designed to make life easier and nicer for its consumers including storage containers, laundry management products, hooks, bath and shower organizers, hangers, and home and closet organizers. HPI product lines are developed, manufactured, and marketed under both the Homz brand name and private label. The company has American manufacturing locations and offers distribution throughout North and South America. Home Products International’s accounting department uses JD Edwards® World.

Situation & Strategy

Case Study Strategy: 

Before Spreadsheet Server, HPI’s accountants struggled with generating their reports. They were running reports out of JD Edwards® using World Writers which included importing and rekeying information into Microsoft® Excel, leaving the possibility for errors and causing downstream process issues. HPI was introduced to Global Software, Inc.’s Microsoft® Excel-based Automation Suite as a means to deliver standardized financial reports in a timely manner.

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 drilldown 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.

Budget Accelerator allows your organization to streamline and control your budgeting process, ensuring timeliness, accuracy, and consistency of your budgets. Leveraging the popularity of the Microsoft® Excel spreadsheet as a budget building tool, Enterprise Budgeting requires less time accumulating your budget detail meaning more time for analysis and strategic planning.

Distribution Manager automates the distribution of reports from Microsoft® Excel.

Results

Case Study Results: 
  • Enhanced Spreadsheet Security and Departmental Analysis/Visibility
  • Budgeting Cycle Efficiency: From 4 Month Cycle to 4 Week Cycle
  • Unlimited access to Global Software support via support line, email and WebEx

In a Nutshell

Case Study Summary: 

HPI instantly saw an improvement in the speed of their accounting process; they eliminated the need to rekey, download, and export data. Users were empowered to develop reports tailored to their needs in a timely fashion with enhanced spreadsheet security. There was also an increase in departmental analysis and visibility of financial across the entire organization.

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