Unless you are a part of the special interest population of people that enjoys budgeting, it’s safe to say that budgeting and forecasting are probably some of the most dreaded business tasks today. It might be related to the flimsier tools budget managers are relying on to perform the task. Companies of any healthy size are realizing that manual Excel spreadsheets just are not robust enough for their business needs and are starting to seek an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) budgeting solution to streamline their planning processes. Today’s modern offerings accelerate budgeting and forecasting by inviting secure collaboration into the process. Managing financials is so important to living within your company’s means, so that you can remain competitive.
Budgeting and/or forecasting within any company involves multiple players contributing research and actual financials to put together an informed plan for how the company expects to manage their money in the next (or the rest of the) fiscal year. For Microsoft Dynamics users, there are plenty of solutions to boost your organizational budgeting, whether you go with a process you build yourself, a native functionality within Dynamics, or a third party product. This article will discuss modern budgeting and forecasting functionalities in the context of your options for Microsoft Dynamics.
This article will discuss the key features, functionalities, and competencies that you should consider when searching for the right BI tool at the Microsoft Dynamics GPUG Summit.
The Microsoft Dynamics Summit is right around the corner, in session during October every fall, and attendees are looking to improve their data management and analysis processes. Several user groups, including CRMUG, GPUG, NAVUG, and AXUG, will convene to seek out best practices, third party tools, and building best-of-breed solutions for increased productivity, better streamlining, and an impact on the bottom line. This article will zoom in on the search for the right Business Intelligence (BI) tool for your team’s Microsoft Dynamics GP experience, with a focus on the key features and functionalities of today’s best third party BI solutions.
This article will discuss the key features, functionalities, and competencies that you should consider when searching for the right BI tool at the Microsoft Dynamics AXUG Summit.
Hosted in October every year, The Microsoft Dynamics Summit is about to be in full swing. Attendees are flocking to the conference with the intent of upgrading their data management and analytics. User groups under the Dynamics umbrella, like NAVUG, GPUG, CRMUG, and AXUG, are coming together to discuss and compare best practices, Independent Software Vendor (ISV) products, and crafting their own best-of-breed solution for heightened efficacy, a more dynamic workflow, and an effect on the bottom line. In this article, I will focus on shopping for the best Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for your team’s specific business needs, with special attention on the premier features and functionalities of the best ISV software for Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Because data is a buzzword in the business world, it follows that data warehouses are going to be relevant by proxy. But the who, what, when, where, why, and how questions quickly surface for a lot of us because first of all, what are we picturing here? Is it an actual physical storage space, like an external hard drive? Who manages it? When should we be considering an investment in such a device? Where is it staged? Why would we need one? And how do we deploy a data warehouse? For Dynamics AX customers, these might be questions you have – and there might be other outlying confusions and curiosities that need answered before any action can be taken. This article will explore the details of data warehousing for Microsoft Dynamics AX customers, including the key features, so you can understand your team’s specific data warehousing needs now or in the future.
Today’s corporate decision-making is all about data: operations, transactions, and more that a company manages and analyzes to understand the best way to move forward competitively. Keeping and utilizing data is more than a breadcrumb trail or a narrative of where a company has been – it helps to formulate the future. But without a proper education on Business Intelligence (BI) data stores, understanding your options can be challenging. There are just a few options, but they are distinct in functionality, and based on your particular needs within and around your Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience, one data store might be the only option you and your team can manage. This article will discuss the top two options for data storage for implementation with Dynamics NAV: OLAP Cubes versus Data Warehouse.
As a first time participant in Solver’s annual user conference, Focus, held in Marina del Rey, California, I am pleased to report that it was a huge success. Partners and customers alike turned out in record numbers to sell out the conference. Focus 2014 was truly bigger and better than last year in another way: the Solver team added a whole day of sessions dedicated to partner enablement to discuss sales, marketing, and the roadmap for the future of BI360. My favorite part of the experience was the sense of community built through the networking nature of the conference. Partners and customers were able to connect and put faces to names and e-mail addresses, with each other as well as with the Solver team.
As arguably the most popular facet of Business Intelligence, financial reporting continues to evolve for the modern business world. Microsoft Dynamics NAV users are probably aware that, like most accounting systems, NAV offers a built-in report designer, simply called Report Designer. While some organizations can effectively analyze the data they manage and analyze to make decisions by using Report Designer, the tool is limited in its efficacy for most companies of a healthy size. This article will discuss and zoom in on the options you have for powerful, modern financial reporting for Dynamics NAV, with a specific focus on key feature and functionality considerations you should evaluate before investing in a solution.
A modern, dynamic financial report writer is nearly a necessity for any organization that intends to stay competitive in the marketplace, navigating economic shifts and developing their brand by making data-driven decisions. This article will discuss financial reporting solutions, with a focus on their features and functionalities, so you can have a head start in finding the right report writer for your Microsoft Dynamics SL experience.
If you are looking for a true upgrade to XL Reporter (XLR), this article will compare a few alternative solutions with the goal of highlighting important features and functionalities for your SAP B1 financial reporting experience.
I keep running into SAP Business One (SAP B1) customers as I spend more time in the world of Business Intelligence. While the population of SAP B1 users is somewhat small in comparison to other popular accounting systems, it is a passionate group that is steadily growing. And right now, as SAP has retired the trusted Excel-based financial reporting tool, XL Reporter (XLR), this community of customers is at a crossroads.