Spreadsheet Server Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Spreadsheet Server

Connect your ERP to Excel in real-time for Finance reporting

4.31/5 (13 reviews)

Spreadsheet Server overview

What is Spreadsheet Server?

Spreadsheet Server is a centralized reporting and automation solution that connects to an ERP database to pull live information into the native spreadsheet environment. Using a pre-configured add-in for Microsoft Excel and compatible for integration with a myriad of popular ERP systems, Spreadsheet Server eliminates any re-keying or repeated downloading of business data. Users are empowered to not only create reports in a familiar workspace, they can also drill-down substantially into live ERP details without specialist IT knowledge. Blending GL and non-GL data into a single worksheet, Spreadsheet Server's QueryExchange component provides an online repository of pre-configured queries that can be grouped together using the built-in SmartPak feature.

In addition, the integrated QueryDesigner promises a user-friendly facility for non-technical users to formulate, design and maintain custom relational database queries. Both these custom queries and those selected pre-configured formulas can be combined to work seamlessly within a single spreadsheet. Spreadsheet Server also aids the sharing of reports by bringing popular workflow operations into Excel, via the Distribution Manager. Here, users can perform printing actions, copying commands and even compose emails with attachments when scheduling a more automated distribution workflow.

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United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

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Spreadsheet Server screenshot: A demonstration income statement served by Spreadsheet Server Spreadsheet Server OverviewSpreadsheet Server screenshot: A sales dashboard report being served into Excel using Spreadsheet ServerSpreadsheet Server screenshot: Account inquiry by subledgerSpreadsheet Server screenshot: The solution allows users to drill down into the data behind any report, providing real time details of live ERP dataSpreadsheet Server screenshot: The Excel-based reporting and automation platform brings ERP and relational database information into the spreadsheetSpreadsheet Server screenshot: The system allows for the automated population of reports and the ability to perform streamlined analysis, while utilizing existing Excel knowledgeSpreadsheet Server screenshot: Users can feel empowered to build any kind of desired report from templates and without the call for additional IT assistanceSpreadsheet Server screenshot: Deep ERP data drill-down capabilities even extend down to viewing invoice images and PDFs for sales transactionsSpreadsheet Server screenshot: The QueryDesigner tool facilitates the design and creation of custom queries when blending data from multiple sources into a single Excel spreadsheetSpreadsheet Server screenshot: The Distribution Manager facility brings common tasks for report sharing and distribution into the Excel environment

Spreadsheet Server reviews

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Donald McLellan

Low cost; easy to use; effective reporting solution

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-08-11
Review Source: Capterra

Replaced all our financial related reporting; very flexible and easy to train new users

Pros
Excel based; relatively easy to learn; works out of the box with simple install; has replaced all our internal financial and management reporting

Cons
Conflicts with some other Excel add-ons; occasional issues with some users and PCs; custom GL doesn't have all the features of a standard GL version

Response from Global Software


Thanks for your feedback, Donald! We appreciate learning more about our users¿ experiences. Our recent update, Spreadsheet Server 14.6.4, includes several enhancements. Contact us at customersuccess@globalsoftwareinc.com to upgrade today!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Karl Shaw

I use Spreadsheet Server only twice a year but at those times it's critical.

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-06-01
Review Source: Capterra

Because Spreadsheet Server is connected to our general ledger, when we enter a journal entry we get immediate updates in the financial statements.

Pros
Spreadsheet Server is critical in allowing us to produce financial statements that are integrated into our financial software.

Cons
Our financial statements contain many tables and schedules. Because of this, Spreadsheet Server has to look into almost every general ledger account in our system. This results in an initial load time each day of approximately 15-20 minutes. Excel is unavailable for any other use during that time.

Response from Global Software


Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that Spreadsheet Server is such a critical part of your financial reporting environment! Our team has just issued a new release, V 14.6, which should significantly improve your load time. We¿ve received very positive feedback on this enhanced capability. Please reach out to your customer success representative for more details or email customersuccess@globalsoftwareinc.com .

Thank you,
The Spreadsheet Server Team

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Ray Boonzaayer

We use this product as a replacement for Oracle FSG reports for departmental and location reporting.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-08-11
Review Source: Capterra

Reporting times dropped from 3 to 4 days to overnight.

Pros
The product offers great flexibility, looks at the live data and all hierarchies. Distribution Manager and Profile Scheduler really enhance the reporting functionality.

Cons
Performance is slow particularly for transaction based reports. Updating to the very latest software was of great help but we had to move the transactions to a table for quicker queries. This allowed reports to be able to complete overnight (around 8 hours) but we are limited to only a periods worth of data at a time for transaction based reports. The translated ledgers are not currently working but consolidation ledger are so not a top priority but something to fix in the future.

Response from Global Software


Thanks for your thoughtful response, Ray. We¿re happy to hear that you are experiencing success with your reporting times. We have an even more recent update for you, Spreadsheet Server 14.6.4, which includes more enhancements. Contact us at customersuccess@globalsoftwareinc.com to upgrade today!

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Vaibhav Mali

A neat spreadsheet for you detailed reports

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-12-24
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
We had a very peculiar situation where we wanted to make sure that all the data from our project development team, testing team, product implementation team and finally QA team would be on same page and would deliver the product to consumer as required, but the biggest task was how to get 10 different people living across the globe and sharing the same spreadsheet, so we searched and found out Spreadsheet server, that gave instant solution to our long lingering problem. As the same spreadsheet was used to collect and replay the data, it was easy enough to be accurate and to hunt down in case of discrepancy. Super joyed with the software

Cons
There are lot many layers created in the software to "Drill down"to get the results, once you are used to that, you feel it easy. But getting used to the same takes some time and then you can generate reports as required

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ayushi Mundra

Amazing accounting tool. Recommend.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2017-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
SpreadSheet server seamlessly integrates live ERP data directly into Excel. It generates various account based reports that are flexible as per need.

Cons
Needs minor improvements and few bug fixes. Other than that it is a good software. I would recommend it.

Response from Global Software


Thanks, Ayushi! We¿re happy to see that Spreadsheet Server is working so well with your ERP data. Our latest update, Spreadsheet Server 14.6.3, includes several enhancements. Contact us at customersuccess@globalsoftwareinc.com to upgrade today!

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Spreadsheet Server pricing

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Spreadsheet Server features

Data Import/Export
Financial Analysis
Real Time Data

API (238 other apps)
Accounting Integration (156 other apps)
Accounting Management (163 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (181 other apps)
Audit Trail (115 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (147 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (166 other apps)
Compliance Management (157 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (148 other apps)
Electronic Payments (147 other apps)
Expense Tracking (148 other apps)
Invoice Management (212 other apps)
Invoice Processing (136 other apps)
Multi-Currency (143 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (214 other apps)
Third Party Integration (172 other apps)
Workflow Management (130 other apps)

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Additional information for Spreadsheet Server

Key features of Spreadsheet Server

  • Ad hoc reports
  • Automation
  • Charting
  • Collaboration
  • Data export
  • Data querying
  • Data source connectors
  • Database integration
  • Distribution Manager
  • ERP integration
  • Excel integration
  • Financial analysis
  • Financial reports
  • General ledger
  • Inventory management
  • Marketing reports
  • Microsoft Excel integration
  • Purchase orders
  • Query designer
  • Real time data
  • Real time reporting
  • Sales reports
  • Scheduled / automated reports
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Benefits

Spreadsheet Server is a modular-based reporting solution that automatically pulls your live ERP data directly into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

The solution allows users to generate reports from live data within Excel, leveraging their own custom queries or those available from the system database.

QueryExchange component is an online repository of selected queries that users can download, featuring the SmartPak tool for grouping pre-configured queries together.

QueryDesigner promises an intuitive method for creating and maintaining custom queries over a relational database, before combining them with any pre-configured ones inside the same single spreadsheet or workbook.

An integrated Distribution Manager automates the scheduling of report distribution from inside the Excel environment itself, making common sharing tasks more accessible and efficient.