We use it a lot for data verification using the compare feature, do monitor data changes when we are changing our financial models. We use it to compare versions of our financial reporting decks and spreadsheets, and we use it for collaboration in collecting and prepareing (ETL) with data files for exporting from one system and into another.
The way the features are now integrated with Excel, the more "active" way it organizes files tags and compares versions.
I originally had a little trouble with the interface from excel (widget popups) but they replaced this with simple right-clicks and tighter integration with Excel and windows explorer that has not only eliminated the problems, but made it easier to use.
The solution provided a high ROI for both compliance/SOX teams and the end users.
As for the end users this is a fully transparent solution, the on boarding was smooth and fast.
Before implementing DataRails, we had no idea what is going on with our spreadsheets across our organization. Today, we have a clear overview of our EUC operations across the organization including real time alerts on any suspicious activity.
Our finance users are happy with the benefits the application delivered to their day to day work.
As a SaaS solution, DataRails release a weekly versions which sometime require our teams to learn these changes on the go.
The software is still in the process of implementation and improvements
The software is very good. Changes between versions can be easily identified.
Displays the activity in the software.
Customer Support is excellent.
The tree view and viewchanges in conected files.
It's a solution that all financial services need but don't have. We were trying to work with our internal controls, but it was proving to be too manually intensive and costly with upkeep and designated staff. Understanding what is happening/happened to all our spreadsheet data at any given time is so useful.
Spreadsheets are inherently unstructured, and DataRails structured all my organizational data to allow for complete governance and compliance.
Have been a customer for a year and don't have any yet.
manage complicated excel templates with 16 sites in one database, by giving managerial dashboards to reflect the utilizations and UnOB per each product. production line or site levels.
Version management from several locations on the globe, when end user works in same excel template. dashboards and visually interface for users.
privileges management is easy to manage
Some time the badge does not appears correctly on my computer and I cannot save into Datarails.
technology that saves time, great customer support
doesn't fully support all of the required technological demands.