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About Layer

Layer equips your existing Google Sheets with the needed tools to accelerate your FP&A processes.

Share parts of your spreadsheet, request input, accept or reject changes, and sync data from different sources – all in one place.

Using Layer, you can:

Collaborate (Collect and Validate Data):

  • Manage Data Access: Define individual user access and editing permissions on a sheet level.
  • See Who Changed What: Monitor new edits and data updates, increasing transparency and accountability.
  • Merge With Confidence: Track proposed changes by collaborators and manually accept or reject them.

Automate (Streamline Data Tasks):

  • Schedule and Forget: Automate repetitive data distribution and aggregation tasks.
  • Never Miss a Deadline: Define due dates for your tasks, and Layer will notify and remind all your collaborators for you!
  • Stay On Top of Submissions: Monitor progress and evaluate results with an overview of your workflows and status of tasks.

Integrate (Sync Your Latest Data):

  • Blend Data From Multiple Sources: Retrieve data from your tech stack directly into your sheets. No more copying and pasting!
  • Automate Data Pulling: Schedule data transfers and manage your live data in one place at all times.
  • Double-Check Your Data: Gain confidence in data quality with checks that compare and highlight unexpected changes.

Visualize (Keep Everyone in the Loop):

  • Turn Data Into Decisions: Derive action from your raw data by transforming it into high-quality reports and dashboards.
  • Live Reports. Real-Time Data: Streamline your reporting with on-demand reports synced with your latest data and always up-to-date.
  • Involve Stakeholders: Share, present, and collaborate on your reports with the relevant stakeholders.

About Workiva

Workiva, provider of the world’s leading connected reporting and compliance platform, is used by thousands of enterprises across 180 countries, including more than 75 percent of Fortune 500® companies, and by government agencies. Workiva customers have linked over five billion data elements to trust their data, reduce risk and save time.

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • API
  • Balance Sheet
  • Billing/Invoicing
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • CRM Integration
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Comparison
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • General Account Ledger
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • P&L
  • Payroll
  • Scheduling
  • Tax Management
  • SAP Integration

Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • API
  • Balance Sheet
  • Billing/Invoicing
  • Budgeting
  • Calendar Management
  • CRM Integration
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Comparison
  • Expense Tracking
  • External Integrations
  • Forecasting
  • General Account Ledger
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • P&L
  • Payroll
  • Scheduling
  • Tax Management
  • SAP Integration

Summary

  • Maintain full control over your data and user access.

  • Save time by automating data collection and FP&A recurring tasks.

  • Eliminate steep costs of dedicated FP&A solutions and ones caused by spreadsheet errors.

  • Increase transparency and accountability for stakeholders, ensuring alignment and increasing buy-in.

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FAQs

    Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Layer allows you to blend and sync all your scattered numbers and metrics in one place by connecting your spreadsheet to your tech stack, giving you a timely, holistic view of your data.

    Current integrations include:

    • HubSpot
    • Salesforce
    • BambooHR
    • Xero
    • Personio
    • QuickBooks
    • Hibob
  • What are some applications this service is commonly used in tandem with?
  • The platform works on top of Google Sheets.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Yes, as a user you can:

    • Manage Data Access: Control the visibility of your data by defining individual access and editing permissions on a sheet level, eliminating error-prone email-driven aggregation processes while protecting your data.
    • See Who Changed What: Easily monitor new edits with comprehensive records, giving you a quick overview of data updates and increasing transparency and accountability.
    • Merge With Confidence: Keep track of inputs and proposed changes by collaborators and manually accept or reject them, adding an extra layer of auditing before merging with the main spreadsheet and avoiding human error.
  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting.

  • What platforms does this service support?
  • Web App

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • No.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • Yes.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Finance teams looking to automate your data collection, distribution, and reporting on top of their existing Google Sheets financial models.

FAQs

    No FAQs associated with this application.

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Other

Who uses Layer
  • SMEs
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.

Other

Who uses Workiva
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Languages:
English
Regional Restrictions:
No restrictions.
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