Spreadsheet Server, the Perfect Supplement to Your BI Strategy

BlogJanuary 11, 2016

Has this happened to you before?

Your team has been tasked to put together a corporate dashboard that reviews various areas of the business. The sales manager wants to know how the company is doing compared to last year and plan and who the top ten customers are. The supply chain manager wants to know how much inventory is on hand and what is forecasted to sell over the next ninety days. The CFO wants to know if the cost cutting measures that were implemented are actually having an effect on the bottom line.

The only way to get this information is to build lots of BI queries with data extracts and export all the results in Excel for further manipulation. This will take a ton of your free time away as you will have to work nights and weekends to get the job done.

What you need is a BI supplement: Spreadsheet Server.

The Perfect Complement

With Spreadsheet Server you can access live ERP or relational database information in Excel instead of the repetitious and cumbersome data extraction processes.

Spreadsheet Server provides itself as the perfect complement to your BI and differentiates itself by:

  • Direct connection to data sources, whether it is a legacy system, a BI data warehouse or any ERP system on a relational database.
  • Having all the power of high-end query tools to pull in sales, supply chain, and expense data but allows you to use all of your Excel know-how to display the information anyway you want.
  • Ability to drill down on a balance to journal level details.
  • Spreadsheet Server installs in minutes and in less than a day, you could be building the reports of your dreams.

Couple Spreadsheet Server with your BI tools today to leverage your existing BI queries, data warehouses, and data marts and create great dashboards today.

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