Infor Lawson Software offers intelligent enterprise resource planning for a wide range of industries such as healthcare, retail, public, and financial services. Adding Spreadsheet Server creates the crucial link to live Lawson data directly in Excel.
Enhance reporting with Spreadsheet Server to increase ROI, make crucial on-the-spot business decisions, and leverage access to live data for increase visibility into your business’ financial health.
Spreadsheet Server does not require a data warehouse, data cube, server, or a staging area. It functions wholly on streamlined access to your Infor Lawson data.
Spreadsheet Server mirrors company-level security from your Infor Lawson ERP
With QueryDesigner, users have the functionality to use pre-built queries or easily generate their own custom queries to use within Excel. QueryDesigner connects with any relational database to bring live data into Excel.
The cloud-based QueryExchange™ gives customers the ability to select from pre-built queries and tailor them to meet specific needs. With the QueryExchange SmartPak™ feature, users can group pre-configured queries together, providing a quick and reliable way to access a group of dedicated pre-defined queries.
If you are already using an in house BI tool, that’s great! Spreadsheet Server works seamlessly with any BI tool or other active application.
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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