The GIB Suite provides operational analysis capabilities that go far beyond those of a typical Excel spreadsheet. It also includes a greater range of functions and is much more user friendly, because GIB applications are fully integrated into the SAP system, which means that all activities and data are read and written in a direct exchange, in real time. This ensures that users have constant access to the latest information. There is no need to switch back and forth between applications, which also avoids transmission errors. Since everything is mapped centrally in one system, there are no information islands within the company.