Turning Risk Into Opportunity

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Spreadsheet management can deliver benefits beyond the audit and compliance of end user computing. This value depends on intelligent data collection. ClusterSeven uniquely arranges cell changes into their own time series – creating a data warehouse of all cell histories. Instead of spreadsheet silos or disconnected audit reports, your business history is now in one structured location for easy analysis. This saves time and money and exposes opportunity.

Automated Reconciliations and Data Validation

Spreadsheets and csv exports fill many gaps between central applications to support data manipulation and re-use. These activities are manually intensive and error prone. The ClusterSeven data warehouse solves these problems. Historic and current cell values from multiple locations can be automatically retrieved, manipulated, verified and published.  For example, large scale reconciliations can be automated, avoiding intermediary actions and saving many days. Moreover, the reconciliations can be run as frequently as desired, allowing breaks to be captured much earlier.

Tracking of Key Performance Indicators

Business issues are often exposed by data trends, rather than absolute values. However, seeing trends across multiple spreadsheets is almost impossible. With ClusterSeven any trend from any cell in any managed spreadsheet may be charted against any other cell. For example, dispersed P&L returns across multiple locations can be automatically tracked and reported. You can also set up tolerance alerts for rapid notification of unusual business behaviour.

“Business intelligence and spreadsheets will always be joined at the hip.”

Karl Mullins, CEO of Assimil8, an IBM Business Partner

“In our role as strategic technology partner to Nationwide, we must help it choose the right solution to manage this risk. ClusterSeven Enterprise Spreadsheet Management offers the best capabilities and technology to ensure long-term business value.”

Jamuna Ravi, Head of Europe for Banking and Capital Markets, Infosys Technologies

“Our extensive research focused on front office solution providers recognises key players such as ClusterSeven and its leading presence in the global financial services market.”

Michon Schenck, COO of Financial Insights, an IDC company.