The ability to make good business decisions relies heavily on financial analysis and modeling (estimating growth, forecasting sales, controlling expenses), frequently using Microsoft Excel. Smart Client Applications eliminate error-prone manual data entry into spreadsheets by sourcing data directly from central data stores, ERP applications, or external systems.
Without a centralized organizing method to capture, store, and manage the distribution of data, macros, and routines in spreadsheets, companies can’t be sure that the information on a single spreadsheet is current, accurate, and secure. Solving the business problem becomes critical when the analyses from these spreadsheets are driving billion-dollar decisions. Simple mistakes in data entry can easily add up to material misstatements.
EMC consultants use the Microsoft .NET development system to build Smart Client applications (aka Office Business Applications). These applications enable Microsoft Excel to seamlessly exchange large amounts of information with remote applications. When a user requests information, the Excel Smart Client application uses a web service to retrieve the latest data from the central repository and pulls it immediately and securely into the user’s worksheet.
The streamlined processes and real-time data query provided by EMC’s Smart Client Applications facilitate better decision-making by providing more accurate and immediate access to business management information. You can integrate data from a variety of systems, thus creating and revising budgets or forecasts using a continuous flow of financial information.