Our partner, Solver Inc., offers a constant stream of information geared at helping Microsoft Dynamics GP users. Take a look at 4 of their latest blog post topics and read the full articles:

1)      Project Budgeting

ABC Enterprises has decided that they need to upgrade their analytics, specifically in regard to their BI tools.  They are still using FRx, but Microsoft has retired the report writer and support for the product.  ABC Enterprises has been happy with their Dynamics ERP system, but they have found the internal dashboards functionality to be somewhat limiting.  In terms of budgeting, they rely on homegrown Excel budgeting, which is also pretty limited.  Find out more about this story and the solution. Read the rest of this article here.

2)      Ad-Hoc Reporting

The most commonly used tool in the Business Intelligence (BI) realm of data analysis is arguably financial reporting, which acts a springboard for other modules like budgeting, forecasting and modeling, data visualizations, and consolidations.  In general, financial reporting is analysis done in a comprehensive, routine manner to make sense of company data for better decision-making.  Zooming in, ad hoc reporting and analysis is a more specific kind of report. Explore the perks of ad hoc report writing capabilities and what to seek out in a financial reporting tool for maximization of this feature. Read the rest of this article here.

3)      Financial Consolidation Software 101

Lots of system managers are managing multiple organizations’ or subsidiaries’ financial data as part of a parent company.  Reconciling information coming from different units, departments, and at times, with more than one currency can be problematic without the assistance of a proficient financial consolidation and reporting tool.  Parent company decision makers are navigating increasingly larger amounts of company data by seeking a Business Intelligence (BI) software that comes equipped with a hearty, easy-to-use consolidation tool.  Read the rest of this article here.

4)      Guide to Sub-Ledger Reporting

In today’s business world, particularly in the context of financial report writing, there are several Business Intelligence (BI) financial reporting solutions that only analyze the General Ledger (GL).  Unfortunately, there are several sub ledger modules that different roles and even whole departments depend on to make specific decisions regarding the company’s future.  And maybe you’re wondering, what’s wrong with our accounting system’s built-in report designer?  What are the strengths and weaknesses of sticking with the native solution?  And if we should be opting for a third party product, what are our options?  Read the rest of this article here.

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By Anya Ciecierski, CAL Business Solutions, www.calszone.com