Banner and Colleague ERPs by Ellucian stand out as one of the leaders in higher education. Spreadsheet Server provides the link to critical Banner or Colleague data.
Enhance your reporting structure to manage all areas of higher education reporting with Spreadsheet Server:
No data warehouse, data cube, server or a staging area necessary. Just streamlined access to your Banner and Colleague data.
Spreadsheet Server uses company level security from your Banner or Colleague ERP.
QueryDesigner is a tool in the Spreadsheet Server platform, which enables users to design and maintain queries over Banner or any other relational database. Interact to data with pre-built queries or customize specifically for your own use with the help of QueryDesigner.
Your existing BI tool or other application works side-by-side with Spreadsheet Server. In fact, 50% of Global Software Inc.’s clients in over 50 different countries use leading BI tools in sync with our Excel automation tools.
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 Florida Institute of Technology is based on a January 2018 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.
This case study of Elizabeth City State University is based on a January 2018 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.
This case study of Blinn College is based on a January 2018 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.
This case study of Austin Peay State University is based on a January 2018 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.
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.
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