This case study of Brinkmann Constructors (Chesterfield Office) Headquarters is based on a September 2016 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. “We are now able to access the information we already had, quickly and accurately, based on specific parameters that we need. The result saves us many hours. We previously had to export information and cross reference through excel formulas, (which we had to re-manipulate again next time we needed the updated information). We’re only a few months in, but it’s a valuable tool for us already.” The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server:
  • Creating reports in a timely manner
  • Lacking data accuracy and/or validity
  • Combining/consolidating General Ledger (GL) and non-GL data from multiple ERP & relational database sources
  • Evaluated the following reporting tool before choosing Spreadsheet Server:
    • A Business Intelligence (BI) solution
  • Supplemental reporting tool used with Global Software Spreadsheet Server:
    • ODBC
  • Selected Spreadsheet Server over the competition because of the following:
    • Capability to drill down to sub-ledger details
    • Employees and support
    • Excel-based Interface
    • Data security
    • Quick implementation time
  • Uses Spreadsheet Sever for Financial / General Ledger reporting and the following modules:
  • Job Costing
  • Payroll
  • Benefits received from Spreadsheet Server:
    • The removal of disparate static Excel sheets
    • Faster, streamlined report creation
    • Improved data accuracy
    • Faster access to live data to make strategic decisions
  • Reporting processes streamlined with Spreadsheet Server:
    • Data extraction from an ERP or relational database
    • Automated distribution of reports to management/other departments
    • Month-end close and management/board reporting packages
    • Reporting outside the general ledger, inventory, manufacturing, sales, purchasing, projects, etc.
  • Actions or business insights gained using Spreadsheet Server:
    • Directed initiatives based on findings in reports
    • Centralized reporting practices
    • Validated data
    • Increased their ability to complete tactical and complex analysis
  • Saved 100-200 hours in one year with Spreadsheet Server
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