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Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server Is Certified as Powered by SAP HANA®

For Immediate Release - Wed, 2014-04-16

Global Software, Inc.

Raleigh, North Carolina USA

Global Software, Inc. announced today that its Spreadsheet Server v14 product has achieved SAP certification as powered by the SAP HANA® platform. The solution has been proven to run on SAP HANA and leverage its unique capabilities.

The SAP® Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) certified that Spreadsheet Server v14 connects with SAP HANA using the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) interface. It provides end users with dynamic financial, operational and budgeting reporting and analysis from SAP HANA into Microsoft Excel. Users can create dynamic dashboard views by leveraging familiar features and functions in Microsoft Excel. These views can be accessed, automated and presented using Global's formula-driven methodology, including summary balances and detailed drill-downs. The cloud-based QueryExchange™ component of Spreadsheet Server enables users to select and tailor pre-built queries to meet their specific needs. Spreadsheet Server complements financial and operational user functionality while leveraging the significant investments made by the customer in Microsoft Excel.

“We are ecstatic to announce that Spreadsheet Server has successfully achieved SAP certification as powered by SAP HANA,” said Spencer Kupferman, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Affairs, Global Software, Inc.. “Our customers are our first priority. This achievement is yet another example of Global Software, Inc.'s commitment to supporting SAP solutions.”

SAP HANA is revolutionizing the speed of data processing for reporting, analytics and computational tasks. Solutions that are powered by the SAP HANA platform have been proven to run on SAP HANA and to tap into the distinctive capabilities of SAP HANA.

Spreadsheet Server now interacts intuitively with the data hosted in the SAP HANA platform and can combine data from solutions outside of SAP HANA in one comprehensive Microsoft Excel-based environment. This can provide customers increased business value across the enterprise, while allowing them to experience more efficient month-end reporting, streamlining reporting beyond the general ledger (e.g., accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, inventory tracking, sales reporting and writing reports on other KPIs).

In addition, Global Software, Inc. is a gold SAP partner in the SAP PartnerEdge™ program. Through the program, partners work closely with SAP to develop and certify the technical integration of their solutions with SAP software. Integrated partner applications extend, complement and add value to SAP solutions, thereby helping mutual customers more successfully meet business needs and drive strong results.


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 May 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 or in North America call toll-free 1.800.326.3444.



Amy Collier, Director of Marketing Communications and Strategy

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