It would be hard to find an organization that doesn’t use Excel for a variety of business processes. Excel is one of the most powerful, flexible and widely used productivity applications in the world.
It’s the go-to application for virtually every demand planning team in most organizations when they have to forecast and plan or do any sort of data collection and trend analysis. Given this, why would you want to get rid of Excel?
Most enterprise software products today try to replicate the user experience and functionality of Excel for data entry and reporting.
They add web-based access, a central data repository and automated workflows to spreadsheet-like interfaces to create a solution that users will be comfortable with. Unfortunately, people are often slow to adopt an interface that only superficially resembles the one they’ve been using for years.
The result? Business users in Sales / Marketing / Finance and Supply Chain Planners quickly revert back to Excel to collect, consolidate, analyze, plan, and report on data. They perform vital business functions without data validation rules, controls or support of robust sensing algorithms like ARIMA and ARIMAX models. The proliferation of uncontrolled spreadsheets can result in duplicate efforts and introduce a range of risks to having a shared vision of the demand signal.
Why should you settle for a solution that tries to mimic Excel when you can have one that leverages native Excel and offers all the structure and security you need?
Unlike other solutions that take one of two extreme approaches to demand planning and supply chain management, GitaCloud Supply Chain domain expertise and Vena cloud platform with true excel as front-end combines the best of both worlds in a single solution.
We don't make you choose between a rigid, packaged application and an uncontrolled spreadsheet environment to perform the demand planning business processes that drive your organization’s success.
Our fresh approach to demand sensing / planning connects your Excel spreadsheets, templates, formulas and models to a central database governed by a sophisticated workflow engine and business rules.
As a result, you continue to benefit from the flexibility and unmatched computing power of Excel, while resting assured that your data is secure, accessible and up-to-date.