Arbutus Analyzer SmartApps – Predefined, Easy to use and Smart… Very Smart Apps

Jun 30, 2022 | All Articles | 0 comments

  • Written by Terence Olivier

Beta Software consultants have been working in the ‘All things Data’ world for more than 20 years. This article will focus on Arbutus SmartApps. 

So by now you might be asking a few questions, like:

  • What are Arbutus SmartApps?
  • What are they used for? 
  • How easy are they to use?
  • And what value do they add to me and my organization? 

All of these are valid and great questions, which we will discuss in this article. 

What are Arbutus SmartApps?

Arbutus Smart Apps are predefined procedures or scripts (70 in total and growing!), that automatically execute when selected and give us the analytic results we desire after inputting some relevant parameters. 

What are they used for? 

Arbutus SmartApps are categorized into a few groupings based on their general nature and what tables they reference and what results they generate. A list of the current SmartApp categories are seen below:

  • Accounts Payable 
  • Accounts Receivable 
  • Fixed Asset
  • Fraud Compliance 
  • General Ledger
  • Inventory
  • Miscellaneous
As seen above SmartApps allow you to run specific analytics based on the nature of the Analytics or Procedure. The results will be generated for you automatically to analyze further.

How easy are they to use?

Arbutus SmartApps are as easy to use as a toaster. Select the SmartApp you want to run to auto execute and follow the prompts entering the required parameters. 

An example can be seen below: Arbutus SmartApp, Accounts Payable – Transactions On Weekends.

Select the relevant Table and Field and select OK.

We will be notified of the number of Transactions/Records that meet this Analytic/SmartApp.

What value do they add to me and my organization?

Well first off, they are saving you time and money. Arbutus SmartApps currently, come at no additional cost to the software. They are pre-built and pre-packaged ready to use out of the box.

So you don’t need to spend time on development and this also gives the non-technical user the ability to run complex analytics without scripting or creating any procedures. 

You now have the benefit and advantage of running these analytics/SmartApps at the start of your Arbutus journey, allowing these SmartApps to interrogate your data and paint a story of your data and company, adding value to you and your organization.

You also have the ability to create custom SmartApps and list them from the SmartApp drop down menu, you can share these custom apps with your team members and run them in the same manner as the current SmartApps, the possibilities are really endless.

Thank you for reading this article, if you would like more information on Arbutus please get in contact with us and we will happily give you a presentation and demo of our software Arbutus Analyzer. We also do consulting work regarding data analytics, reconciliations, automations, data migrations, dashboarding and more!



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