Matt Felzke
Data Warehouses for Sage X3

In this article, we’ll discuss the effect data warehousing can have for the Sage X3 user experience, so that you and your team can figure out what is today’s best solution for your company.

Data is driving business decision-making, which perhaps doesn’t seem like a shocking statement.  However, as data grows in amount and in significance, data warehouses are relatedly an important aspect of business today.  If you’re like me, you are wondering the who, what, when, where, why, and how of data warehousing.  Who manages a data warehouse?  What do they look like?  When is a good time to invest in a data warehouse?  Where do you house one?  Why should we go with a data warehouse over other Business Intelligence (BI) data stores?  How do we set up a data warehouse?  As a Sage X3 customer, you might have one or more of these questions.  This article will aim to answer your questions, so you can understand the product category and can begin to assess your data warehousing needs with Sage X3.

Who?  Let’s start by discussing who implements and automates a data warehouse.  Commercial data warehouse solutions usually come “out of the box” ready, meaning a simple installation process, then replication of your Sage X3 and other source data.  A consultant who specializes in extracting, transferring, and loading (ETL) will deploy your data warehouse, automating the ETL of data from your sources, like Sage X3.  After that, a consultant who focuses on expediting, optimizing, and streamlining reporting, budgeting, and/or dashboard tasks will work with you on querying data from your warehouse.  After setup and training, the business end user can manage a data warehouse, eliminating IT middlemen.

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Matt Felzke
Best Report Writers for Microsoft Dynamics AX

This article will discuss the top features and functions that you should be looking for in today’s financial reporting solutions to upgrade your Microsoft Dynamics AX reporting and consolidations experience.

Due to the importance of data to drive business decision-making, a powerful, dynamic financial report writer is necessary in order to remain successful in your industry.  In this article, I’ll discuss your Business Intelligence (BI) software options in terms of features and functionalities, so you can invest in the right financial report writing tool to overcome obstacles to powerful analytics and meet your goals as a Microsoft Dynamics AX customer.

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Matt Felzke
Dashboards for Sage X3

This article will explore the modern options you have for dynamic dashboard software you can implement to improve your Sage X3 experience with data visualizations for quick, digestible analytics.

You probably won’t find this surprising at all: data visualizations are the top priority of Business Intelligence (BI) software to CFOs, according to Gartner’s 2013 study on Financial Executive International CFO Technology, which stated that dashboards, scorecards, and performance management solutions are most important to financial executives.  It was a predictable result to me. In the modern business landscape, professionals across departments and at all levels require accessible data analytics to inform and enrich their decision-making.  Dashboards deliver exactly that.

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Matt Felzke
Reporting and Budgeting Tools for Manufacturing Companies

This article will discuss financial reporting and budgeting needs for the manufacturing industry that can be met by modern, powerful BI tools.

In today’s business world, it is becoming pretty clear that Business Intelligence (BI) analytics are the modern way of turning important company data into rich decision-making for the future of the company.  However, I wonder how many professionals, new to or familiar with BI processes, have found the commercial solutions a little vague or confusing in terms of applying functionality to industry-specific data management and analyses.  I recently had the opportunity to talk to an accountant in the manufacturing sector, and we discussed the confusion associated with shopping around for a product that can meet the needs and goals of her manufacturing organization.  Thus, this article will discuss the top features and functions you should know about in modern reporting and budgeting software, and I will then explore the important ways to manage and analyze your data as a manufacturing company.

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Matt Felzke
Best Budgeting Solutions for Intacct

Independent BI Software Vendors are producing more powerful, secure and business user friendly add-on products for Intact customers to take budgeting processes into the future.

It’s no secret that budgeting is not the most enjoyable undertaking for professionals at every level, perhaps due to the old school process of linking spreadsheets together manually.  However, independent software vendors (ISVs) are dramatically upgrading your choices by modernizing budgeting and forecasting processes with consumer-driven tools. If your organization is healthy in size, your planning tasks are likely too complex for manual Excel budgets, so you should be considering third party solutions to streamline and upgrade your processes.  Today’s premier budgeting software empower you to oversee budgeting teamwork in secure ways and distribute ownership to managers without the traditionally messy logistics.

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Matt Felzke
Best Report Writers for Sage 300

This article is all about the modern feature and functionality offerings of third party financial reporting tools for Sage 300 customers.

Without a powerful, intuitive financial report writer, you have got to just be surviving in the modern business era of data management and analysis, instead of thriving in your industry.  In this article, I’m going to explore your options and functionalities that you can find in a variety of independent software vendor (ISV) solutions, so you are that much closer to implementing the right reporting tool for your Sage 300 Business Intelligence (BI) processes.

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Matt Felzke
Data Warehousing for Microsoft Dynamics AX

In this article, I will go about demystifying the purpose and functionality of data warehousing for Microsoft Dynamics AX customers, so that you can hit the ground running in your search for the best Business Intelligence data storage source for your organization.

Data continues to rule the business world, driving more informed decision-making for better business practices.  Hence, the rise of data warehouses.  You’ve definitely heard of them, but do you know the ins and outs of the prominent data sources?  For Microsoft Dynamics AX users, you might have questions – several even – but don’t know where to start, don’t feel like you have the time to learn about the software, etc.  That’s where this article comes in, answering the most common questions Dynamics AX users might have, so you can understand the product category in order to figure out your own data warehousing goals.

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Matt Felzke
Solver is Headed to Convergence 2015 in Atlanta!

This article discusses the benefits of attending Microsoft Convergence 2015 March 16-19 in Atlanta, Georgia, with a special look at the most exciting highlights from the conference and Solver’s presence at the event.

As a first time attendee to Convergence, I couldn’t be more excited to attend Microsoft’s 2015 conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The Microsoft community will descend on this southern mecca March 16-19 for an incredible experience of networking, learning, and discovery.  This year, Solver returns to the main event as a Gold Sponsor, and there’s so much to look forward to at #Conv15.

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Matt Felzke
Dashboards for Acumatica

This article will lay out the premier options you have for modern, dynamic dashboard solutions to upgrade your Acumatica experience with data visualizations for all levels of business end users.

It might come as no surprise to you that dashboards are the most important Business Intelligence (BI) solutions to CFOs, according to a 2013 Gartner study on Financial Executive International CFO Technology, which reported that dashboards, scorecards, and performance management solutions are financial executives’ top priority.  It makes sense to me – in today’s fast-paced business world, professionals at all levels need decision-driving data in quickly digestible formats.  Dashboards, or data visualizations, are graphs, charts, and scorecards that showcase corporate trends, advantages, and obstacles with key performance indicators (KPIs), whether you’re managing a project, a division, or analyzing organization-wide data.

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Matt Felzke
Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Dashboards for Healthcare Providers

This article will discuss financial reporting, budgeting and dashboard solutions for Healthcare professionals, with an in-depth look at the benefits of modern, powerful Business Intelligence tools.

As a professional in the healthcare world, whether that be at a family physician clinic, in a hospital setting, a retirement home, and/or home medical care, it might seem frustrating to tend to the overwhelming amount of financial data management and analysis.  With regulations, standards, customer service, and most importantly, patient care on your plate, financial reporting and budgeting might be processes that you’d like to put on the backburner.   However, a strong financial spine can and should lay a foundation of efficiency and professionalism that greatly and positively affects the rest of your bigger picture to-do list for your organization.  This article will zoom in on the impacts that modern, business user friendly financial reporting and budgeting solutions can have on your healthcare business.

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