If you use Microsoft Excel, you're already using one of the most powerful business reporting tools on the market. So why use another reporting solution if you can the couple richness of Excel with your business data?
That's what Event 1 Software products accomplish for you!
In today’s world, companies need to make smart decisions about technology and time in order to remain profitable and competitive. Sometimes that equates to an investment in new technology and the time required to implement and train. Sometimes it equates to utilizing existing tools more effectively. Knowing when and how to take an already great tool, make it even better, and more fully utilize it can save time and money and that’s where our philosophy begins...
Over 30 Million Excel Users, Why?
In the area of business reporting, we know that millions of companies already rely on Microsoft Excel to at least some capacity. Why? Because it is easy to use and employees in the workforce often come to work for a company already having some degree of Excel skills. Beyond ease-of-use, Excel provides rich analysis tools and the ability to produce high-quality professional looking results.
So why are there so many other reporting solutions on the market? It’s simple. The missing piece is data. Excel by itself is great but when your options to couple Excel with your company data are limited to pushing raw data into Excel (from another reporting tool) or hand-keying values, it becomes less attractive as a true business reporting solution.
This is the basis for Event 1 Software’s Excel-based philosophy: If there is an easy intuitive way to couple your company data with the power of Excel, then the Excel-based reporting becomes a very compelling option. Plus, rather than sinking time and money into implementing and learning other reporting solutions, you can leverage skills that your employees already have. Also, unlike other reporting solutions, Excel workbooks are interactive and can combine information from a variety of sources. This philosophy is what inspired the creation of Forecast (for job forecasting with Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate), Office Connector for Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (now an OEM product offered by Sage), and Liberty Reports.
Any software vendor will tell you that their product is the greatest thing since sliced bread (and maybe sometimes that’s true), but ultimately success is measured by the number of companies using it and benefiting from it. With over 1500 companies now using Excel-based solutions from Event 1 Software, we can safely say that our products are delivering what we claim they will. Even more, Event 1 Software products have been recognized by Sage, earning Event 1 Software awards such as Development Partner of the Year for Sage 100 Contractor in 2011.
Companies come and go but the companies that stick around for over a decade and have a proven track record of success are the ones that instill greater confidence that they’ll be around for the long haul. Event 1 Software was one of the first Development Partners with Timberline Software in 1998 and has continued to be an active part of the (now) Sage Development Partner Program through today. That equates to experience, trust, and longevity.
Liberty Reports for Sage 100 Contractor transforms Microsoft Excel into a business reporting tool that is easy to use, flexible, and powerful. With it, you can build, run, and refresh reports right from within Excel!
Forecast provides a ready-to-use Excel-based solution for completing each project forecasting cycle.