Apparity is one of the leading spreadsheet asset management vendors, founded in 2012. It implements governance for mission-critical end-user computing activity and offers both Cloud and on-premises solutions.
It is privately held, and Brad Hammond is its CEO. Brad is also CEO of NetRoadshow, Inc and has a background both in investment banking and in IT (with Intel and Amdahl Corporation).
Specifically, Apparity solutions helps you discover what spreadsheets you have, identifies the criticality or risk associated with each spreadsheet, detects any errors or defects within those spreadsheets, discovers broken links, and puts the most important spreadsheets under management control.
Going beyond spreadsheets per se, Apparity provides inventory discovery, management and governance for all forms of EUCs and EUC applications. The product links to various third-party governance solutions.
Apparity’s primary differentiator, apart from its inventory management, is that, firstly, it decomposes spreadsheets into XML and treats all changes in the same way that you would treat source code; and, secondly, it “fingerprints” each spreadsheet under management, so that it can be tracked regardless of renames, copies or moves.