Viewpoint expands financial reporting options with Global Software’s spreadsheet server for Vista by Viewpoint
Global Software, Inc. a provider of Microsoft Excelbased automation & reporting software solutions to enhance the world’s foremost Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and operational platforms, has announced that Portland, Oregon–based Viewpoint Construction Software, has entered into a strategic partnership to offer Global Software, Inc.’s Spreadsheet Server to Vista customers.
In response to customer requests for an easier-to-use financial reporting tool, Vista customers now have access to Global Software’s financial reporting tool, Spreadsheet Server. Spreadsheet Server leverages the familiarity and power of Excel with Vista making financial reporting quick and easy. Spreadsheet Server accesses live Vista data giving customers drill-down capabilities into their journal entries eliminating time-consuming manual data entry and costly errors.
“Our strategic partnership with Viewpoint signifies a marriage of two market-leading solutions to enhance the Vista user experience via Microsoft Excel. As the preferred Excel automation and reporting platform for Viewpoint, Spreadsheet Server exemplifies a total commitment to bringing the latest and greatest technologies for Excel usage to the Vista user community,” stated Spencer Kupferman, President & CEO of Global Software, Inc.
On discussing the benefits of using Spreadsheet Server, Emily Hakala, Information Specialist at Snyder Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. said, “Spreadsheet Server has been incredibly helpful with gleaning the information that we’ve been collecting in Vista, and then being able to slice and dice in meaningful ways. We’ve been using it for forecasting for financial purposes and also forecasting jobs, and we’re able to play hypothetical situations with the job and how it’s running currently and using these projections to help make better decisions.”
Spreadsheet Server works as an intuitive, Excel-based reporting platform, providing live financial and operational reporting and analysis from Vista into Excel for data such as job costing, change orders, and job overhead allocation. This empowers end users with the ability to use familiar Excel features and functions to create dynamic dashboard views from Vista. These views can be accessed, automated and presented with formula-driven methodology, including summary balances and detailed drill-downs. In addition, Viewpoint will leverage the Distribution Manager publishing utility, which empowers users to automate the delivery of key business information.