Global Data Analytics

The challenge in many organizations is how to translate key business data into goals and objectives, and ultimately into actions. The key is to identify and track key performance indicators as predictive measures for future success

Superior business performance is dependent on aligning the enterprise with corporate strategy and key performance metrics. Yet most companies fail to communicate their goals and most fail to translate these strategies into meaningful performance metrics.

ASAP is a premier provider of Global Software's analytics suite helping you to align and focus your enterprise on business objectives, plans and actions, enabling continuous performance improvement and agility across your enterprise. ASAP can fully integrate any of these additional valuable tools into your existing BPCS system.

The Global Data Analytics suite includes Spreadsheet Server for BPCS, Executive DASH, Cost Analyzer for BPCS and Budget Manager.

Spreadsheet Server for BPCS

Spreadsheet Server converts your familiar spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel™ into tightly integrated analytical tools for your iSeries (AS400) BPCS™ financial system. Your financial users can leverage the strength of your spreadsheets with seamless real-time integration to your financial information. Spreadsheet Server eliminates the re-keying or downloading of data into your spreadsheet and makes your spreadsheet an integral part of your financial application.


Executive DASH

Business end-users need key business data, data that needs to be real-time and accurate. The concept of Executive DASH is to allow users to build dashboard type views of this critical business data. This view can not only include core financial reports through standard Spreadsheet Server but can now include retrieval of any other data stored in an iSeries system. The Executive DASH version combines the power and functionality of the base Spreadsheet Server product along with additional features. For example, the ability to access any DB2 data within your AS/400, perform calculation and drill-down to the detail, import/export pre-configured queries, customize drill-down data with simple query changes, use data from the spreadsheet as parameters for the query, and use the provided wizard to create formulas.

Cost Analyzer for BPCS

Cost Analyzer allows Engineering, Marketing, and Financial personnel to easily construct product bills of material and routings with instant standard costs. Make product changes, lot size, or batch size changes and see the immediate cost impact. Dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to configure a product formulation and calculate the standard cost. With features such as: bill of material maintenance, process routing maintenance, use BPCS™ item master or create your own item masters, copy bills of materials and routings from BPCS™ including alternate methods, no cost rollups required, perform what-if analysis to evaluate standard cost changes, copy existing formulations for new items, easy modification of items and quantities with instant cost change plus much more.


Budget Manager
Budget Manager allows your organization to streamline and control your budgeting process, ensuring the timeliness, accuracy, and consistency of your budgets. Budget Manager transforms your budgeting process into a dynamic, flexible, and responsive system. Leveraging the popularity of the excel spreadsheet as a budget building tool, the Budget Manager extracts your budget data from your spreadsheets into a central database. Less time accumulating your budget detail means more time for analysis and strategic planning. Global’s approach provides the best of both worlds, the flexibility, ease of use, and modeling capabilities of spreadsheets, together with increased back-end capabilities within the budget database. All of the budget formats and layouts are completely user-defined, resulting in a more streamlined interface point for your managers.


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