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You wouldn’t buy a calculator that couldn’t do common calculations or gave different answers to the same question. You wouldn’t buy one that gave the right answer most of the time, but occasionally gave the wrong answer. The same is true when solving spreadsheet management – you wouldn’t buy half a solution.
Only ClusterSeven gives you the confidence you need because only ClusterSeven offers:
- 100% coverage of user activity – some solutions can’t audit common spreadsheet operations such as data sorting. Their answer is to block this functionality. This is not a sustainable approach for users or your business.
- 100% consistency – ClusterSeven uses a single intelligent solution to capture an audit trail and identify the critical changes between files. Others use multiple components giving you different answers depending on how you ask the same question (e.g. between the audit trail and a file comparison). Only when you use these multiple tools in your own business processes will you you see the problems this creates.
- 100% accuracy – Not only do multiple components create different results as described above, each component is also flawed for certain types of file and activity. This is because allegedly ‘smart’ comparisons are completely fooled by certain kinds of user activity. In the worst cases this means that critical changes are not displayed. Only when you have tested all of the possible activity in your own spreadsheets against these algorithms can you be sure that you will not suffer problems. Companies who have recognized this flaw have decided that they cannot take this risk which is why they go with ClusterSeven.
- 100% transparency – ClusterSeven analysis and exception reporting is based on the principles of open algorithms, which can be easily configured to meet non-standard customer needs. There are no black-boxes which will create a false sense of security, only to fail at a critical point in your business. Only when you know how a solution works can you be sure that it will give you reliable control.
"According to another well known analyst organization the spreadsheet management market is “mature”. We have yet to speak to anyone, user or vendor who agrees with that statement. One user we spoke to in preparing this Update told us that he used that [analyst] company’s assessment of the market in going out to tender and commented subsequently that “it was worse than useless – I wish I hadn’t read it"Philip Howard, Bloor Research, March 2010
“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