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Introduction

TechValidate Introduction: 

This case study of Raleigh Durham Airport Authority is based on a September 2016 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

TechValidate Quote: 

"Spreadsheet Server reduced the amount of time it took to produce reports freeing time for other tasks."

Challenges

TechValidate Challenges: 

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server:

  • Rekeying data from the ERP system into spreadsheets
  • Manual, multi-step reporting processes
  • Creating reports in a timely manner
  • Combining/consolidating General Ledger (GL) and non-GL data from multiple ERP & relational database sources

Use Case

TechValidate Use Case: 
  • Evaluated the following reporting tools before choosing Spreadsheet Server:
    • A Business Intelligence (BI) solution
    • A reporting tool packaged with ERP
    • Excel4Apps
  • Supplemental reporting tools used with Global Software Spreadsheet Server:
    • An ERP packaged reporting tool
  • Selected Spreadsheet Server over the competition because of the following:
    • Flexibility to connect to multiple systems and outside General Ledger
  • Uses Spreadsheet Server for Financial / General Ledger reporting and the following modules:
  • Job Costing
  • Procurement

Results

TechValidate Results: 

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server:

  • Faster, streamlined report creation
  • Empowering users to create their own reports with less dependence on IT
  • Reporting processes streamlined with Spreadsheet Server:
    • Data extraction from an ERP or relational database
    • Month-end close and management/board reporting packages
    • Reporting outside the general ledger, inventory, manufacturing, sales, purchasing, projects, etc.
  • Actions or business insights gained using Spreadsheet Server:
    • Centralized reporting practices
TechValidate Citation: 

Source: Steve Golden, Financial Analyst, Raleigh Durham Airport Authority

Published: Oct. 31, 2016 TVID: FF2-F10-ACF

Company Profile

Company Snapshot: 

Company:
Raleigh Durham Airport Authority

Company Size:
Medium Enterprise

Industry:
Transportation Services

ERP Platform:
Oracle

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