Spreadsheet Productivity – Excel Change Management
Apparity offers spreadsheet productivity and spreadsheet change management tools for end users, which include excel version history, version rollback, version export, side by side change tracking, spreadsheet workflow automation, and error identification.
A Toolkit for You
Apparity goes beyond a basic compliance tool intended to satisfy the needs of regulators and auditors by providing its end users with their own set of handy tools. This toolkit allows end users to maintain complex spreadsheets with ease and confidence.
Whenever the end user is working with an Apparity managed file, Apparity presents the file’s modification history in an easily accessible manner. This allows the end user to easily view the modification history in chronological order along with custom comments entered by the modifier. Version History also includes review and approval statuses of a file.
When the end user would like to discard all changes and go back to a clean slate as in the past, the Apparity rollback feature allows them to revert their working copy to a previous version. End users can make modifications knowing that they don’t have to manually create temporary copies of files. This reduces the amount of redundant files and any confusion finding the right version of a file.
Historical Version Export
Apparity functions as a time machine for spreadsheet that allows the end user to export a historical version of the file for use at any time without explicitly having to store a copy of the file.
Apparity allows an end user to view content differences across the various versions or copies of a file. Apparity’s change comparison tool is built to show changes side by side or in a redline format that allows users to understand in context how the file was modified. The in-session compare feature allows users to easily look at changes they have made during that particular edit session.
End users do not have rely on email exchanges to collaborate on files and review them. Apparity’s review and approval system allows both the submitter and reviewer to examine the changes using the same view and record their approval. Built in email notifications makes the workflow easy to manage. In addition, review requests and approvals are recorded in the Version History for any user to refer to approved versions of the file.
Excel spreadsheets are complicated applications and mistakes that are not identified early can be costly to fix. Apparity’s Integrity Check feature allows end users to use a tool to check for common calculation and data errors in a file at any time. The Integrity Check tool can be used in all stages of the spreadsheet life cycle from design to maintenance.