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Open Business Process Inc. Partners with Global Software, Inc. to Deliver Spreadsheet Server for use with SAP®

For Immediate Release - Thu, 2013-05-23

Open Business Process, Inc.

Raleigh, North Carolina USA

Global Software, Inc., the official author of the Automation Road Map Strategy™ for Microsoft® Excel and the No. 1 provider of Microsoft® Excel-based automation and analysis tools to the leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms, announces that Open Business Process Inc. a leading consulting company that specializes in SAP® solutions and the author of BusinessFOCUS© (BFOCUS©) methodology, has joined the Global Software, Inc.(GSI) worldwide certified partner channel.

With the new partnership, Open Business Process Inc. will add Spreadsheet Server Powered by the QueryExchange™, GSI′s flagship application in the SAP space, to complement its current service offering to the SAP user community. Spreadsheet Server, Powered by the QueryExchange™ works as an intuitive Microsoft® add-in providing live reporting and analysis from the ERP into Excel. This empowers end users with the ability to use familiar Excel features and functions to create dynamic dashboard views from SAP. These views can be accessed, automated and presented with our 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 a 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. Spreadsheet Server enhances the SAP financial and operational user experience all while leveraging the significant investments made by the customer in Microsoft Excel.

“Open Business Process Inc. is focused on helping their SAP customers maximize efficiency and maximize return on their investment in SAP solutions. We are pleased to help Open Business Process Inc. differentiate itself from competitors, increase SAP user efficiency and enhance their overall SAP experience via Spreadsheet Server for use with SAP,” said Ken Bernstein, Director of Business Development and Channel Expansion for North America at Global Software, Inc. “We're thrilled to have received their commitment to a strategic long-term partnership and look forward to their many contributions.”

“Spreadsheet Server for use with SAP has done a tremendous job of focusing on a tactical need in the SAP community, which is to automate Microsoft Excel reporting and usage amongst finance and business users alike,” said Thando Moyo, President & CEO for Open Business Process Inc. “The tool is very mature and intelligent and addresses many user concerns relative to SAP integration to Microsoft Excel”.


Open Business Process (OBP) is a premier SAP partner with offices in Canada, USA, India and Africa. We focus on providing efficient and integrated Business Process design, ERP, Business Intelligence and Collaboration Solutions to a wide range of industries. Our mission is to be a trusted advisor, and to offer a full suite of services to support our clients in achieving their business objectives and maximizing return on their technology investments.

We have built a team that has a wealth of experience across multiple industries, multiple countries and across technical and business functions. We have also established strategic and global partnerships with leading solution providers including SAP, Microsoft, Mimecast, Dell and Global Software. This allows us to provide our clients with tailored, innovative and cost effective world class solutions.

We understand that every organization, big or small, is unique and has its′ unique challenges. And so to meet our clients′ specific requirements, while at the same time providing world class solutions, we have developed a well-structured implementation methodology – BusinessFOCUS (BFOCUS).

BFOCUS leverages the best practices and leading industry standards, templates and resources. Our Best practices approach also allows for tailoring to meet each client's unique requirements. These best practices greatly streamline deployments, align expectations and eliminate risks, while lowering implementation costs. The completeness of our methodology provides us with agility, flexibility, and accelerated implementation timelines.


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 or in North America call toll-free 1.800.326.3444.



Amy Collier, Director of Marketing Communications and Strategy

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