SmartSpreadSheet™ Module Released On Microsoft Platform

Excel Integration Further Increases Ease of Use and Complementary BI Value

Foster City, CA; October 13, 2005 – Effective immediately, Pelyco Systems, a global provider of web-based supply chain visibility solutions, announced the availability of its new product module the SmartSpreadSheet™ for webPUBLISH™. The product is already actively used at a variety of customer locations including Solectron, Gillette and Continental Tires.

The Business Issue

Business users face many challenges in planning for and managing data in the face of constant change. Typically they assemble historical data from disparate systems and gather input from other organizations to develop a set of reports or business metrics, which usually requires considerable manual effort. Users commonly use Excel spreadsheets to gather, consolidate, analyze and publish plans, storing critical planning information on their personal workstations. As a result, companies cannot take full advantage of such fragmented information, and the integrity of key company information may be at risk.

Pelyco's SmartSpreadSheet offers a unique and dynamic solution to the limitations of Excel. It gives organizations the ability to embrace Excel as an integral part of their analytic application infrastructure, rather than supporting it as just a standalone “personal” productivity tool. When used in conjunction with webPUBLISH, the SmartSpreadSheet provides a number of key benefits:
  • Real-time data connection
  • Ease of use with rapid integration into multiple data sources
  • Central data management
  • Collaborative and approval based user roles
  • Secure, permission based access
Data connections are centrally managed through the SmartSpreadSheet within Excel. Because of this, a data source connection occurs one time, and can be leveraged by as many users as required. There is no local storage of the data at the desktop. Once the users have made changes the modified data is reloaded and “committed” back to the datamart. IT can easily support all the corporate users with a fully web enabled browser application and avoid any persistent data storage in Excel.

“The SmartSpreadSheet was developed based on our customer's input requesting supply chain visibility solutions that capture our expertise and utilize MS Excel,” said Stephanie Joy, Vice President of Marketing at Pelyco. “We're pleased to deliver a fully operation Microsoft solution today and we thank Solectron and Gillette for their valuable input to this process. It's another example of our practical approach, everybody wins--most importantly our customers.”

Further Complementing BI Tools such as Cognos, BRIO, Business Objects

SmartSpreadSheet provides the capability to easily and efficiently enable users to combine data stored in enterprise systems with other data elements and to edit, customize, format, and refresh the data from within Excel. With this user friendly add-on, organizations can now provide a managed environment for local and remote users to accurately leverage their critical business information while maintaining data integrity, consistency and security of the source data. It provides power and flexibility for the end user while from the IT perspective, it provides a robust, easy way to maintain that necessary but elusive “single lens version of the truth.”

Pelyco has already delivered solutions running with the SmartSpreadSheet. Businesses interested in the learning more about these solutions can send an e-mail message to

About Pelyco Systems

Pelyco Systems delivers logistics and supply chain visibility solutions. Established in 1993, Pelyco focuses on exceeding all customer expectations when delivering advanced supply chain visibility products and services. Pelyco develops and supports leading edge, web-based business solutions for manufacturers and their supply chains. The Pelyco Systems solutions and services transform the supply chain to provide companies with significant business value and competitive advantage. Pelyco is a privately held company headquartered in Foster City, California. For more information on the company and its products and services, visit Pelyco on the web at

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For more information:
Stephanie Joy
Pelyco Systems
Tel: (650) 349-4851
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