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Stephen F. Austin State University


TechValidate Introduction: 

This case study of Stephen F. Austin State University is based on a February 2017 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

TechValidate Quote: 

Spreadsheet Sever has allowed me to create custom reports that are interactive due to the software’s ability to automatically update data intensive spreadsheets with each variable change. This provides a powerful analytical tool.


TechValidate Challenges: 

Struggled with the following reporting tasks before implementing Spreadsheet Server:

  • Accessing applicable data
  • Re-keying data from the ERP system into spreadsheets
  • Manual, multi-step reporting processes
  • Their lack of access to real-time information
  • Heavy reliance on IT to create or edit reports
  • Difficulty creating specific education reports in a timely manner
  • Standardizing reports
  • Organization required 25% of their IT support and/or ERP resources.

Use Case

TechValidate Use Case: 

The key features and functionalities of Global Software’s Spreadsheet Server that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Financial aid, tuition, loans, and expense data
  • Funds/grants/awards
  • Budgets and forecasts
  • Costs/cost report audits
  • Annual audits (financials and footnotes)
  • Board reporting

In addition to Financials/GL, the organization uses Spreadsheet Server for reporting:

  • Financial aid, tuition, loans, expense data
  • Funds/grants/awards
  • Budgeting/payroll
  • Encumbrances/commitments


TechValidate Results: 

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Global Software’s Spreadsheet Server.:

  • Saved 100-200 reporting hours per year after implementing Spreadsheet Server.
  • Increased employee workload by 25% with Spreadsheet Server.
  • Automated 50-100 reports with Spreadsheet Server.
TechValidate Citation: 

Source: Jacob Seamans, Accountant, Stephen F. Austin State University.
Published: Feb. 21, 2017 TVID: 969-ABD-DA6

Company Profile

Company Snapshot: 

Stephen F. Austin State University

Educational Institution

ERP Platform:

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