Haidian District, Beijing China (PressExposure) October 03, 2007 -- CESoft has released the latest version 7.1.6 of its flagship product, Excel Server 2007, this week in Beijing.
Excel Server 2007 is an Enterprise Information Platform, on which organizations' key business processes can be modeled and implemented with easy-to-use graphical user interface â Microsoft Excel, and the relational database â Microsoft SQL Server. With the help of Excel Server, customers are able to âDIYâ their critical information systems in a business-oriented, rather than an IT technology-oriented, manner.
Excel Server's customers define business logic, design data report templates, and handle business data all in Microsoft Excel, which significantly lowers the learning curve and the maintenance costs of the product. Many enterprise customers are already familiar with the friendly user interface of Microsoft Office including Excel, and are usually equipped with necessary skills to handle spreadsheets in their daily routine works. Therefore, the training costs of an Excel Server-based system are virtually zero.
Although customers deal with the Excel Server-based information system through Microsoft Excel, the business logic and data are actually stored and centrally managed in Microsoft SQL Server database, which guarantees the organization-wide data integrity and security.
Its built-in workflow support makes Excel Server also a perfect Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) platform. Each work item on the workflow chain is data-driven, and closely integrated into the overall business process. The real-time progress of the workflow processing can be traced and monitored as needed.
Excel Server's business process modeling capability mainly features in its powerful support of cross-referencing of multiple data sources. With the help of the âData Fetcherâ and âData Writerâ, customers can integrate disparate data items into a universal view that helps reveal in-depth business meanings.
The first release of Excel Server dated back to 2003, when CESoft was providing IT consulting service to the Anyang Iron and Steel Inc., a major steel manufacture in northern China with more than 2 billion dollars revenue. The Excel Server 1.0 at the time successfully helped the customer implement its ERP system well in budget, and in a timely manner. âWe are happy that we found an effective approach to implement enterprise systems. Excel Server makes it possible for business owners, rather than IT professionals, to control the shape of the business information systems, and that helps secure the effectiveness of the upcoming system in supporting the ultimate business goalsâ, said Dr. Yajun Cui, president, CESoft. âThat's why Excel Server is attractive to our customersâ, Dr. Cui added.
For more information about the product feature and the customer base, please consult the company's homepage at http://www.qinzhe.com/english. A free 30-days trail version is also available at the website.