Spreadsheet Replacement Considerations
Face it, spreadsheet software is only meant to be an ad-hoc solution, for quick analysis or smaller tracking projects. That’s why enterprise software implementations are designed to replace spreadsheets and other offline processes. However, most of these projects still leave spreadsheets behind. More importantly, many of these spreadsheets are handling mission critical business processes which can keep managers awake at night. Singletree’s Intellimas® is a strategic application with a back-end database and comprehensive configuration engine (good for IT) and the look and feel of a spreadsheet (good for the end users). Learn more below about how Intellimas® can help you streamline your business processes and replace spreadsheets where it makes the most sense.
Spreadsheets are loved for their ability to compile and track data. They also provide users with complete autonomy to create unlimited worksheets. However, spreadsheets have limitations because of their ad hoc nature. Spreadsheets:
One of the biggest limitations of spreadsheets is that there is no two-way communication capability. This causes confusion and errors due to multiple versions of spreadsheets being shared internally and around the world. Intellimas® eliminates this problem by:
Intellimas® uses a data grid to facilitate fast and easy data entry, allowing users to:
Intellimas® replaces core spreadsheets. These spreadsheets don’t have a home in the enterprise system and deal with core business functions. With Intellimas® we do not replace Ad Hoc spreadsheets, as they are the primary purpose of spreadsheets in that they allow for quick analysis. Specifically, the spreadsheets that should be replaced are those that: