Ready, Set.. Excel Migration!

Richmond

Wed, Apr 12, 10:00 PM (UTC)

21
RSVPs

Did you know that over 731,000 companies in the US alone use spreadsheets (Excel or Google) for business processes? While we all love this technology for one thing or another, it is good to understand the many different ways in which these processes could become more automated, traceable, and aligned with modern technologies.

Beginner
Intermediate

About this event

Over the years I've heard CIOs, CEOs, developers, Business Analysts and others explain their pains around Excel-driven processes. They meet with us to understand if there really is a simplified way to migrate away from these old methods which usually lead to increased operational costs, very little visibility on how a task is being handled and, most importantly, in what stage it's in. Only when we have transparent reports and data, we can improve anything. 

Let me exemplify a common case scenario in a micro story:

     "Joe, could you share with me the spreadsheet from last week's Sales meeting?"

     "Sure, Adam, but Sheila added a couple things to it and I don't have the updated version."

     "What are you all talking about? Sheila emailed it to the whole company, search it with the subject line "Sales Report Update"."

(meanwhile Adam scrolls through at least 500 emails with the same subject line.. )  

      "I heard my name a couple times, "Sheila" this and that. You all know that we have the file in our shared drive on the cloud, right? However, many functionalities do not translate       correctly and I made it my #1 priority to email it weekly to the entire company"

      "Sheila, you are a savior, could you do the same with the sales orders we get each week?"

                             ** Everyone bursts out laughing **

Relatable? Sheila is sweet, but it doesn't have to be this way...

During this session, Advait will show a few different applications to help you understand how Low-Code can help facilitate the automation of the most common business processes. We will get to see different ways to transform data, share it, and track it easily.

He will explain some Forge components used during the creation of these apps and how you can replicate them for your business or projects.

After this session, you should be able to understand the answers to some of the questions below: 

1. How do I easily update a spreadsheet file and be able to centralize the changes so my organization can see it?

2. How can I communicate a change automatically, so that I don't need to manually email my team?

3. What Forge components exist today that can help me extend the capabilities of using Excel-driven processes?

4. Is there a way to import Excel formulas? What best practices exist today?


See you in 0s and 1s OR in smiles and hand shakes!

p.s. Food, refreshments, and swags will be available :) 

Speaker

  • Advait Sawant

    OutSystems

    Solutions Architect

When

When

Wednesday, 12 April
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)

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Agenda

10:00 PMNetworking - mingle, eat and drink!
10:20 PMIntroduction
10:30 PMSpreadsheet-driven Processes: Common Case Scenarios
10:55 PMDemo: 3 different apps, all processes covered
11:15 PMQ&A

Host

  • Carla Cox

    OutSystems

    Solution Engineer

Organizer

  • Carla Cox

    Solution Engineer