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McCoig Materials Case Study

About the Company

McCoig Materials has been serving the metro-Detroit area with quality concrete for over 80 years. McCoig is located in the metro-Detroit area with eight permanent plant locations and over 175 trucks available. McCoig uses several portable plants so that they can provide customers with an unmatched capacity for service on demand.

Situation & Strategy

Case Study Strategy: 

McCoig has discovered a perfect synergy between Vista™ by Viewpoint, and Global Software Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server. Despite their move from Oracle to Viewpoint, McCoig users have been able to continuously use the software and reap the benefits. Complex reporting is now a simple, intuitive process, allowing them to create “what-if” scenarios on the fly, and look at reports in close detail at any moment!

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.

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


Case Study Results: 
  • Time expended to produce comprehensive results reduced from 2+ days to less than 15 minutes
  • Increased accuracy and flexibility for instant reporting
  • Unlimited access to Global Software and Viewpoint support

In a Nutshell

Case Study Summary: 

Having Vista and Spreadsheet Server’s Dynamic Spreadsheet methodology working together with McCoig technology has brought some new efficiencies to the organization that didn’t exist before. Not only is training easy because of McCoig’s accountants' familiarity with Excel, but drill down capabilities and easy growth management meet every need of the company, making their lives simpler!

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