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TechValidate Introduction: 

This case study of Methven China is based on a June 2017 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

TechValidate Quote: 

“Atlas saves us costs for IT support and we are more efficient with our customized Atlas report templates.”


TechValidate Challenges: 

The experienced reporting pain points that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Global Software, Inc.:

  • Creating reports in a timely manner
  • Limitation(s) of Management Reporter or Excel Add-in
  • Lack of templates for Royal users

Use Case

TechValidate Use Case: 

Used Atlas for reporting beyond Financials/GL in the following areas:

  • Reports for top management
  • Manufacturing
  • Project management
  • Sales / marketing
  • Inventory
  • Job costing
  • Procurement
  • Customer service

Chose Atlas over the following tools:

  • Business intelligence solutions (Targit, JetReports, Zap, BI365)
  • Management Reporter


TechValidate Results: 

Experienced the following benefits as a result of Atlas:

  • The removal of disparate static excel sheets
  • Improved access to live data to make strategic decisions
  • The ability to upload data directly from Excel

Streamlined the following processes by using Atlas:

  • Extracting data from Dynamics / relational database
  • Sharing of reports / dashboards with the team or management
  • Month-end close & Management / Board Reporting Package
  • Reporting outside the GL, such as Inventory, Manufacturing, Sales, Purchasing, Projects, etc.
  • Data migration / upload

Gained the ability to do the following by using Atlas:

  • Direct initiatives based on findings in reports
  • Gain Data Validation capability
  • Increase the ability to complete tactical, complex analysis
  • Increase time savings

Freed up 50-100 hours in one year throughout their organization by using Atlas for reporting.

Freed up 50-100 hours in one year throughout their organization by using the data migration / upload functionality within Atlas.

TechValidate Citation: 

Source: Leslie Deng, Director of Finance, Methven China
Published: Jun. 15, 2017 TVID: 65A-F4F-EF6

Company Profile

Company Snapshot: 

Methven China

Company Size:
Medium Enterprise

Industrial Manufacturing

ERP Platform: 
Microsoft Dynamics AX

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