Global and Viewpoint Announce Strategic Partnership

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Global Software and Viewpoint Software Announce Strategic Development Partnership

For Immediate Release - Tue, 2013-06-04

Viewpoint Construction Software

Raleigh, North Carolina USA

Global Software, Inc.,the official author of the Automation Road Map Strategy™ and the number one provider of Microsoft® Excel–based automation and analysis tools to the leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms, announces its entry into the Viewpoint Development Partner Program. Global Software, Inc. will integrate with Viewpoint Construction Software® to continue to offer best-in-breed MS-Excel automation solutions that are preconfigured out-of-the-box to work with the Viewpoint V6 Software® offering.

“I'm very excited about this partnership and the opportunity this presents to provide Excel automation to a larger share of Viewpoint customers,” stated Bjorn Beer, Director of Strategic Account Development at Global Software, Inc. “Spreadsheet Server for use with V6 will not only address a functionality need for Viewpoints' clients to have access to live data in Excel, it will also help Viewpoint offer current and future customers a powerful Excel-based reporting option.”

Rob Humphreys, Vice President of Product Management at Viewpoint Construction Software, stated that “current and prospective Viewpoint customers have peace-of-mind knowing when they select a partner product that is part of the development partner program their data interface needs will be met, driving more efficiencies in their business. We continue to look for ways to provide value to both our customer communities and the construction industry at large. In working with Global Software, customers will experience even greater efficiencies with their projects, helping them stay competitive and profitable.”

With the new partnership, Global will work with the Viewpoint team to widen the scope of its current offerings to Viewpoint customers. Spreadsheet Server, Powered by the QueryExchange™ works as an intuitive Microsoft® add-in providing live reporting and analysis from Viewpoint's V6 into Excel. This empowers end users with the ability to use familiar Excel features and functions to create dynamic dashboard views from Viewpoint′s V6 and other data sources. These views can be accessed, automated and presented with Global Software′s formula-driven methodology, including summary balances and detailed drill-downs. The cloud-based QueryExchange™ component of Spreadsheet Server enables user organizations to select and tailor pre-built queries to meet their specific needs. Utilized in the QueryExchange™, the SmartPak™ feature is way to group pre-configured queries together. Searching by selecting a SmartPak™ gives users a quick and reliable way to access a group of dedicated pre-defined queries. In addition, Spreadsheet Server has the ability to dynamically access non-GL modules within V6 and even non-Viewpoint data sources. Spreadsheet Server enhances the Viewpoint financial and operational user experience all while leveraging the significant investments made by the customer in Microsoft Excel.

ABOUT GLOBAL SOFTWARE, INC.

Founded in 1973, with global headquarters in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, USA, Global Software, Inc. is the official author of the Automation Road Map Strategy™ for spreadsheets and the No. 1 worldwide provider of Microsoft® Excel®-based automation tools for leading ERP systems including SAP®, Oracle®, JD Edwards®, PeopleSoft®, Lawson®, Sage® and Infor™ among others. Global’s Spreadsheet Automation tools, comprised of the flagship Spreadsheet Server powered by the QueryExchange™ and Enterprise Budgeting are the fulcrum of Global's applications suite. Global's products are used in 40 countries, by over 4,000 customers and 175,000+ users worldwide who are supported by Global’s 24/7/365 services and support infrastructure. In addition, Global’s worldwide partner channel is comprised of over 120 member companies. Founded in 1973, Global has regional offices in Greensboro, NC, Seattle, WA and New York, NY. Its EMEA headquarters is located in London, UK. For more information, visit globalsoftwareinc.com or in North America call toll-free 1.800.326.3444.

ABOUT VIEWPOINT CONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE

Named Oregon′s Best Software Company 2012 by TechAmerica, Viewpoint Construction Software has a long-standing focus on meeting the information needs of construction companies, achieving a leadership position in offering construction-specific enterprise resource planning, as well as point solutions including project and BIM collaboration, mobile field-to-office and enterprise content management. Available as cloud, SaaS, and on-premise solutions, our configurable and scalable products address the unique needs of leading firms throughout the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Europe and Australia. For more information, visit www.viewpointcs.com.

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