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Unaka Company

About the Company

Unaka Company was founded in 1950 and is based in Greeneville, Tennessee. Unaka Corporation, through its subsidiaries, produces furniture and grills, folding chairs, and packaged foods. It also supplies ingredients, additives, and packaging materials to manufacturers of various foods, beverages, pet food, and snacks. Further, the company offers office space, executive apartments, conference areas, and corporate services. With all of their different lines of business and locations, Unaka Corporation was looking for an intuitive way to create a secure budget that they could distribute to different departments. Enterprise Budgeting and Distribution Manager met all of their organizations needs.

Situation & Strategy

Case Study Strategy: 

Prior to using Global’s Enterprise Budgeting tool, all reporting was done by hand- a tedious and time consuming process. Unaka wanted a better, secure, faster system for creating their budget. Enterprise Budgeting gave them a means to create a secure document that automatically pulled data from their multiple databases and locations, and add new formulas that are not available in Microsoft® Excel.

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 dashboardtype 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: 
  • Three-day training and implementation to convert all static spreadsheets
  • Report distribution efficiency increased by easily automating report distribution to all departments and locations
  • Unlimited access to Global Software support - a key factor to Unaka at month-end.

In a Nutshell

Case Study Summary: 

Budget Accelerator allows Unaka to have better access to their data despite the fact that all the companies are not in the same location. With Budget Accelerator they are able to enter the data securely, review it and consolidate it to a corporate level, allowing them to make quicker decisions in an environment familiar to their users without any difficulty.

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