SoftWidgets Spread Server 2.0 – Automate your Excel Report
Generation and Distribution with Ease
Prior to using your software, we were
forced to manually manipulate large amounts of data from an Oracle database to
an Excel spreadsheet. This process took time and often resulted in errors in our
Excel spreadsheet due to errors in input. As a direct result of SoftWidgets, the
entire process is automated and 100% reliable, with the end product being a
highly customized Excel spreadsheet that is instantly updated.
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As seen in the diagram below, simply configure and run Spread Server and
feature-rich template-based Excel reports can be automatically generated and
delivered to anyone in your organization via email and/or file copy.
Key Spread Server features and benefits:
- Spread Server automatically generates spreadsheets from almost any data
source (Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Access, and more) via simple SQL
- Spread Server automatically routes generated spreadsheets to multiple email
addresses and/or to network file servers.
- Spread Server can populate predefined templates that have look-and-feel
elements designed by business users of the spreadsheet instead of the IT
- In a single run, Spread Server can generate multiple workbooks.
- For each workbook generated by Spread Server, multiple worksheets can be
populated with data.
- File retention policy is configurable and purging is fully automated for
each distribution node.
- All processing information is logged, in detail, to the standard Windows
application event log.
- Best of all, the features cited above require no custom coding! Spread
Server includes a very intuitive configuration interface that allows a business
analyst or an IT professional to meet the majority of common automated
spreadsheet generation and delivery requirements with no coding.
- For more sophisticated spreadsheet population and formatting, Spread Server
can execute Excel macro code embedded in your templates right on the server!
This unique feature enables Excel macro writers / power users to
automate the creation of rich reports using their existing skills and macro
- In cases where the spreadsheet generation requirements are beyond the
out-of-the-box capabilities of Spread Server, extensibility is provided for via
a set of fully documented .NET 1.1 compliant snap-in interfaces.
- Unlike competing reporting products, when extending Spread Server there is
no need to learn any non-Microsoft APIs to manipulate Excel objects. The .NET
snap-in interfaces provide run-time references to native Excel objects via
Microsoft's own standard Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel
Get started automating your Excel reporting today by clicking on the link
below and downloading the FREE 30 day trial software. Or, if you prefer, contact us for a
demonstration of Spread Server in action.
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SoftWidgets is a Connecticut based supplier of high-end software and design services for the Enterprise Application Integration and Business Intelligence markets. SoftWidgets innovative utilities are designed to tackle the most demanding back-office mission-critical tasks without the complexity and cost associated with the big vendors.