Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFR) are complex. These US government financial statements are required of all state, municipal, and other governmental entities by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and are set with strict formatting requirements. Trying to complete these manually reports without the right CAFR reporting software will cost you a lot of time and a lot of money.
Using Spreadsheet Server, pull live data from your databases straight into Excel to automate the creation of your financial statements. Spreadsheet Server automatically connects to Microsoft Word, dynamically generating a pre-formatted Word document for your CAFR report and eliminating the need to spend countless hours manually creating these reports. In addition, Spreadsheet Server’s Distribution Manager automates report delivery, making sure the right reports are delivered to the right people at the right time. Reports can be distributed in .xls, .pdf. .html, and .docx format.
Not only does Spreadsheet Server automate your CAFR process, it automates all of your reporting needs. Connect to multiple instances and datasets across different tables or platforms, and consolidate that data into one comprehensive report. Spreadsheet Server can do it all.
Larimer County, Colorado: Reduced CAFR compilation from 3 months to 3 weeks!
City of Fayetteville, North Carolina: Received COE in financial reporting from the GFOA 6 years in a row using Spreadsheet Server!
For all ERPs based in cloud or off-premise environments, a VPN connection/tunnel to the database or a nightly, directly accessible backup of data is required to use Spreadsheet Server.
No, there is no additional hardware required to implement Spreadsheet Server.
No, there is no data warehouse or additional hardware required.
Yes, if users are familiar with Excel, they will need minimal training to use Spreadsheet Server. No programming or query knowledge is necessary. Users simply utilize the standard Excel spreadsheet capabilities supplemented with simple cell formulas to gain access to their dynamic financial information.
Yes, please inquire about our ad hoc capabilities and other components in our Excel Automation Roadmap (i.e. Enterprise Budgeting, etc).
Spreadsheet Server is a multi-faceted application it serves many causes and can address multiple reporting challenges both tactical in nature as well enterprise wide. If you already have a BI strategy in place then Spreadsheet Server provides that tactical compliment to the leading BI tools (i.e. Cognos, Business Objects, Hyperion, etc). In fact, over 83% of Global Software Inc.'s 5,000+ clients in 50 countries use Spreadsheet Server harmoniously with their existing BI solution. If your organization doesn’t have a conventional proprietary BI offering and doesn’t have the resource to purchase, implement, maintain a data warehouse/cubes, non-Excel-based solution, etc. or doesn’t see that as partof your grand reporting strategy then Spreadsheet Server can provide an economical quick time to deployment, intuitive interface (Excel-based) all while leveraging its Dynamic Spreadsheet Methodology (DSM) without staging areas and data warehousing across your organization’s enterprise.
We support most worldwide ERP systems, but you may contact us directly regarding your specific needs.
Every reporting environment is different, however most prospective users we encounter are either using a data warehouse that reflects yesterday's data, manually rekeying data or have an IT maintain the current reporting environment exclusively. With our application(s) users are empowered to be self-sufficient while accessing 'live' data in a secure environment.
No, Spreadsheet Server is compatible with any Excel reports already developed.
Absolutely. Spreadsheet Server completely automates the process of CAFR Generation.
This case study of Snack Foods Australia Pty Ltd is based on a February 2018 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.
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