Infor's industry-specific ERP software is known as a comprehensive suite with specialized functionality to allow efficient and intelligent work. Spreadsheet Server provides live access to all imperative Infor data for reporting right in Excel. Spreadsheet Server can be used with Infor ERP LX, A+, FMS (Infinium), System21 Aurora, SyteLine, XA (MAPICS), 10 ERP Discrete iEnterprise, LN (BAAN), Visual, and SmartStream.
Combine the power of Infor and the familiarity of Excel with Spreadsheet Server for enhanced reporting that delivers distinct value:
Spreadsheet Server does not require a data warehouse, data cube, server or a staging area. Simply ensure streamlined access to your Infor data.
Security in Spreadsheet Server replicates the company-level security defined in your Infor application.
QueryDesigner is a user-friendly tool within Speadsheet Server that enables users to design and maintain queries over any relational database. These queries can be combined with pre-configured formulas and displayed in a single Excel spreadsheet.
The cloud-based QueryExchange™ gives users the ability to select from pre-built queries and tailor them to meet their specific needs. Within QueryExchange™, the SmartPak™ feature groups pre-configured queries together, giving users a quick and reliable way to access a group of dedicated pre-defined queries.
Existing BI tools and multiple other applications currently used work right alongside Spreadsheet Server. More than half of Spreadsheet Server users in over 50 different countries use leading BI tools with 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.
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