This case study of C.A. Hull Company is based on a September 2016 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server:
  • Experienced the following pain points prior to implementing Spreadsheet Server:
    • Lacking access to real-time information
    • It took too much time to make simple format changes and add new GL accounts.
  • Evaluated the following reporting tools before choosing Spreadsheet Server:
    • A Business Intelligence (BI) solution
    • A reporting tool packaged with ERP
  • Supplemental reporting tools used with Global Software Spreadsheet Server:
    • A data warehouse solution
  • Selected Spreadsheet Server over the competition because of the following:
    • Flexibility to connect to multiple systems and outside General Ledger
    • Employees and support
    • Excel-based Interface
    • Quick implementation time
  • Uses Spreadsheet Sever for Financial / General Ledger reporting and the following modules:
  • Bidding analysis
The surveyed company achieved the following results with Global Software, Inc.:
  • Benefits received from Spreadsheet Server:
    • 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
    • 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:
    • Increased their ability to complete tactical and complex analysis
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Case Study Link: C.A. Hull Company
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