Does ERP Mean There’s No Use for Excel Workbooks? – ERP Cloud Software

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Does ERP Mean There’s No Use for Excel Workbooks? – ERP Cloud Software


Even before ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software solutions, there was Excel. Countless imaginative and well-executed Excel workbooks have been created by our clients and others. We know how much effort it takes to create theses Microsoft masterpieces and it would be a colossal waste to consign them to the recycle bin. Are they still useful? ERP solutions can make some functions in Excel workbooks obsolete. However, in many cases the Excel workbook may provide a niche solution that can be valuable in conjunction with your ERP solution. For example, one of Crestwood Associates’ clients, a provider of insurance and financial services to nonprofit organizations, previously needed to dedicate 6 weeks to prepare and complete their annual invoicing process. This laborious task required four staff members to focus their attention on invoicing for over a month. Obviously, this was time taken away from other important work. However, by integrating their Excel…



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