After looking at other options including BDISOAP, VBCS (REST) and ADFdi, they decided to test More4apps’ simple to use Excel based ERP Cloud Toolbox Project Module. As part of their testing and implementation process they worked with each Project Manager so they could get a clear understanding of the potential ROI, and ongoing improvements to processes.
They were excited that the tool integrated directly with Oracle eliminating the need for manual processing or extra steps. The More4apps tool would allow the management team to see their reports without delays or having to do additionalitional data entry.
After deployment the Project Managers were able to enter all the data using an Excel spreadsheet, this included setting up the project, ongoing updates such as task assignments and maintaining work plans. Not only that the data was validated right in the spreadsheet prior to upload ensuring that errors were picked up instantly, fixed prior to loading.
One of the immediate benefits was a 70% reduction in the time taken for project data entry. The team was freed up to dedicate more time to the analysis work and initiatives to improve internal and external client satisfaction. The most significant benefit to the business is the finance team knows that the data they are using to charge out for the project services is up-to-date and correct – meaning they are sending out the correct invoice with the correct amount.
The IT department is happy too. By using the Excel based More4apps Projects Module to load data into Oracle, they are secure in the knowledge that their users have a solution that meets their requirements. They no longer have to develop and deploy a custom solution that may be impacted by Windows quarterly security releases and patches.