This case study of Weber State University is based on a February 2017 survey of Global Software, Inc. customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Spreadsheet Server has enabled professional staff to significantly reduce the time required to complete complex reports.

Struggled with the following reporting tasks before implementing Spreadsheet Server:

  • Re-keying data from the ERP system into spreadsheets
  • Manual, multi-step reporting processes
  • Their lack of access to real-time information
  • Heavy reliance on IT to create or edit reports
  • Combining/consolidating GL and non-GL data from multiple ERP & relational database sources
  • NCAA Reporting
  • Standardizing reports
  • Organization required 25% of their IT support and/or ERP resources.

Uses Spreadsheet Server to help automate the following reports:

  • Funds/grants/awards
  • GASB reporting
  • Annual audits (financials and footnotes)
  • Board reporting

In addition to Financials/GL, the organization uses Spreadsheet Server for reporting:

  • NCAA data

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Global Software’s Spreadsheet Server:

  • Saved 50-100 reporting hours per year after implementing Spreadsheet Server.
  • Increased employee workload by 25% with Spreadsheet Server.
  • Automated 10-50 reports with Spreadsheet Server.

Source: Ron Smith, Controller, Weber State University
Techvalidate Published: Feb. 21, 2017 TVID: F09-4C3-F1A

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