Melonie wants to give the Free Version of SpendMap a try but she doesn’t know what the future may hold for her startup company…
“I ran across your free procurement system and I am wondering how easy it is to get the data back out of the system if the company decides to change systems down the road. Is it possible to easily dump the data into excel and switch systems?”
Sure thing Melonie. We hope you stick with us but you can get all your information out of SpendMap anytime you want. You can export your data to Excel and other types of files too (e.g. ASCII, TXT, CSV).
First off, any of the reports in SpendMap can be exported to Excel. Think Purchase Order history, department spend history, item history, etc…
There are also many dedicated export utilities for common things like Master File data (suppliers, items, users, account codes, etc.). Check out the options under the Utility > Data Interfaces section of each module.
Finally, in the unlikely event that you need something that isn’t included in the reports or dedicated exports, you can get at anything else using Utility > Data Interfaces > Export Any Table.
Growing with SpendMap
Please also keep in mind that, as your company grows, SpendMap can grow along with you.
As your needs expand, you can upgrade from the Free Version of SpendMap to our paid/commercial version at any time to get access to additional modules/functionality, more advanced technology (e.g. web-based, mobile support, etc.), and we have a full line of Professional Services that larger companies will appreciate, like training and implementation consulting, custom programming, and so on.
When you upgrade from the Free Version to our paid/commercial version, we can bring all your information forward, including all your Purchase Order and other history, master files, configuration settings, etc.