What was the scope of their involvement?
Ryland Technology worked on our financial modeling via Excel. They produced scripts that had the ability to be run behind the scenes and developed back-office running applications to help the data. Their team handled backend work behind Excel spreadsheets to help the formulas calculate differently.
Due to Microsoft limitations, we ran into an issue that made all of our old spreadsheets dysfunctional. This was caused by moving or changing file paths. All of this led to end-users struggling to update and pull data.
Ryland Technology took copies of the sheets and created a map that shows the full functionality of the model, where it's linked, and how it calculates data. From this, Jason was able to reformat the sheets, change the way the calculations work, and run macros to support the calculations. The whole aim was to get the spreadsheets working. Their team didn’t input anything major onto the spreadsheets, they just cleared and tidied them up so people could work on them.
What is the team composition?
We worked with Jason (Director, Ryland Technology).
How did you come to work with Ryland Technology?
A lot of companies use Excel for financial models, but it doesn’t work that well. There aren’t many specialists who can perform backend work on Microsoft products, especially Excel. Ryland Technology possessed the ability to do development work behind Excel spreadsheets — this is why I chose them. They were the only ones I found who could do this type of work.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in November 2018, and our partnership is ongoing.