How EASA Web-Enables and Secures Existing Models

Web-enable existing models and software processes:

EASA’s unique patented low code technology enables you, a “citizen developer” with no programming or HTML experience, to take existing applications or workflows created with tools such as Excel, scripts, R code, and database systems, and create browser driven web apps which you then host on your network or cloud of choice.

Web-enable with a simple but elegant solution

The principle is quite simple. EASA enables you to create a web interface, essentially a web page (but without any HTML programming) which contains the input data fields and fields for the calculated outputs including any charts, tables, reports or PDFs, while the native model, or process, becomes server based and only accessible by the web app interface (not the user). Your underlying original application becomes the hidden “engine” of your web app.

Thus the native software cannot be copied, edited, emailed, or downloaded (except by the systems admin). It also means for Excel, VBA, most macros and add-ins can still operate exactly as they currently do. All input and output data can then be automatically loaded into your existing central relational database(s), or into the included MySQL database provided with EASA) enabling filtered searches and data analytics.

Multiple instances of the app can be handled simultaneously and securely as each user gets a private copy of the native software (the native software, for example an Excel spreadsheet, becomes a “template”) so there is no danger of overwriting each other’s work, and no “checking out/in” of files. Results are also kept private unless settings made by the system administrator allows the viewing and sharing of completed runs.

Save runs in a database rather than as flat files

Both the results and input data for each run can be saved in a database – either the database supplied with EASA (MySQL) or on a corporate database(s) on your network. This case management system provides far more compact storage while also enabling database functions like searches, groupings, analytics and general data mining. Historical runs can be instantly recreated and used as a “starting point” for new runs.

Customize the web app for fit-for-purpose

The interface can be customized to make the native models streamlined and far faster and easier to use, while the native model is now protected from downloading, copying and changing. Thus, your undisturbed native model, for example your Excel file, becomes the “logic engine” while the web app serves as the new user interface, and this provides you with the full functionality of your application while protecting it and making it accessible to any authorized user.

Run securely on-premise (your network) or cloud of choice

EASA can be installed to run purely internally or as a portal that plugs in behind your firewall, or through a secure (HTTPS) hosted cloud facility. The latter is often used for “outward facing” apps used by 3rd parties such as partners, resellers and customers. The system is self-administered meaning that you control, modify and build applications without reliance on us or any third parties.

How to Publish Excel Spreadsheets as Web Applications

Benefits for your organization:

Efficiency and speed of use is transformed:

With a fit-for-purpose and intuitive to use GUI, your EASA applications (“EASAPs”) are far easier and efficient – for any user – whether they are experts or not. Design or business rules, ranges and constraints, unit conversions and error checking can all be authored into the EASAP. Workflows and processes involving multiple software tools, for example calculations, databases, enterprise systems like CRM and PLM, can all be integrated and automated.

EASA is configured for your organization:

EASA includes administrative capabilities such as managing user-authentication, user groups, database and Excel server configurations, localization and language settings.

Administrative functions enable complete control of each individual’s app library, and who can see or share various results. It is easily integrated into existing authentication and single sign-on (SSO) solutions already in place within your organization, such as Active Directory (AD), LDAP, SAML, Siteminder, etc.

Knowledge capture:

Expertise and knowledge of your subject-matter experts represents key intellectual property; EASA can help you capture and future proof these valuable assets. By enabling you to embed your corporate design and business rules, error checking and suitable inputs into the web interface, users will be able to flawlessly execute processes previously requiring an expert – from generating feasible designs to analyzing risk, to producing accurate proposals.

Features of EASA Software

Audit Trail & Access Control

EASA maintains a record of all versions of the spreadsheets that have been saved to your intranet or cloud, as well as recording who released each workbook and when.

Secures Intellectual Property

Spreadsheet is rendered as a browser based application, so you can control exactly what data can be changed and which users within your organization can view or use the app.

Reliable Deployment to End Users

Reliably deploy spreadsheets used for critical tasks such as proposal generation, scenario modeling, CPQ (configure, price, quote) and engineering calculations.

Version Control & Error Prevention

EASA’s web-based solution enables users data to persist or be modified, as only the most up to date version of the spreadsheet is being used to perform the functions and calculations.

Free Project Consultation

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