EPM Enterprise Spreadsheet Management

Spreadsheet Management

Dodeca Spreadsheet Management

Without a doubt, users love their spreadsheets. Most executives and employees are familiar with a spreadsheet because of its flexibility when planning, reporting, or budgeting.

An organization's IT department and Internal Audit Team  usually dislike the use of spreadsheets. When the spreadsheet is left unmanaged, it results in high incidence errors as well as slow formula processing. 

Another issue is the typical spreadsheet file has no accountability and standardization, leading to increased risk of error. Businesses can now manage spreadsheet risks with Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System.

Dodeca gives its users the right tools to automate spreadsheet functionality. It also improves analytics, increases confidence, and reduces risks by eliminating spreadsheet errors generated by manual manipulation.

Benefits of Using Dodeca Spreadsheet Management

Dodeca provides its users a wide range of benefits. A few include:

Scalable Spreadsheet Interface

The Dodeca Spreadsheet Management System has its own Excel-compatible and scalable spreadsheet interface wherein users can read and write Excel files that contain multiple sheets, utilize Excel formulas, and the usual editing operations. In addition, businesses have the capacity to design standardized secured templates, connect to live ERP, EPM and other data sources.

Dodeca has a user-friendly interface, but its features ensure accurate and pertinent data. As a matter of fact, Dodeca dynamically creates spreadsheets by using templates that are cached in a centralized database with information coming from ERP or EPM systems. Examples are Essbase, general ledger systems, and other related data sources.

Strengthen Controls and Eliminate Risk

Dodeca eliminates the risk of human error linked to the use of standard spreadsheets. This is because the software employs a secure and streamlined database that manages spreadsheet templates used by end users. Since the accessibility of these templates is controlled, authorized users are the only ones allowed to make changes and/or adjustments. More often than not, these people are the spreadsheet experts in an organization who are tasked with generating and maintaining spreadsheets.

Audit logs and version control are also in place to further ensure that potential risks are mitigated. For instance, all changes made to the spreadsheet are recorded in a centralized server. Such changes include pre-updates and post-updates.

Reduce Support and Maintenance

What's great about Dodeca is that it has a centralized repository. This guarantees its users that they will have the most recent and updated spreadsheet template alongside the current Essbase data that is accessed from the right Essbase database. Organizations that properly utilize Dodeca usually acquire the answers or solutions they need swiftly and with less support. In contrast to Smart View and related tools, an intensive training is not a requisite in using Dodeca. To put it simply, Dodeca makes Essbase quite easy to work with.

Dodeca also leverages Essbase security in authenticating users and in controlling access to data and the metadata. Moreover, the software enables administrators to map the reports accessed by users depending on the membership in Essbase groups. As a result, organizations that have generated security models in Essbase can leverage their work in the user interface.

All in all, Dodeca increases an organization's productivity, accountability, and confidence while decreasing risk of error and costs associated with implementation, hardware, maintenance, and training.

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