Hanna Kim
What #ThisisSolver Means, a Spotlight on the Solver Culture

This article takes a closer look at the company culture at Solver.

solverawardsIn this article, I’ll be covering Solver’s culture, both internally and externally – and how that has changed the way I view work and my work ethic. In America, we work an average of 40-47 hours per week. According to Investopedia, “corporate culture refers to the beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company’s employees and management interact and handle outside business transactions.” Corporate culture has arguably always been important, but it’s only become so popular, almost a “buzzword” in the past decade, maybe because of the start-up phenomenon. Culture is often a prime factor in long-term organizational success. Also, a culture’s success depends on an organization’s business market, strategies and workforce.

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Matthew Felzke
Focus 2017: Another Record-Breaker in the Books

award winnerThis article will recap all of the details from Focus 2017, the 5th annual user conference for BI360 customers and partners.

And just like that, Focus 2017 has come and gone. For the planning committee at Solver, charged with the planning and execution of the 5th annual user conference for the community of BI360 customers and partners, it is bittersweet. To me, the best conferences can seem like summer camp for adult professionals, as you step out of your routine and your life to take up residence at a specific locale that is an all-inclusive on learning new skill sets, making new connections, and having fun. And Focus never disappoints in the context of this analogy. This is the fourth year I have attended the event, and it was such a joy to see familiar faces and share memories from past years with new faces at the ample networking opportunities. This blog entry will recap the highlights from this year’s Focus event.

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Hanna Kim
FOCUS 2017: What are your expectations?

This article will talk about what BI360 customers and partners can expect for BI360 Focus this late August.

solver_awards_2016-001Solver Global, along with its customers and partners, will come together in just a few weeks on Monday August 21, at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA. The fifth annual BI360 customer and partner conference will be a space where we can share best practices, networking and hands-on learning opportunities to take your BI360 experience to the next level. This article will focus on the activities and experiences BI360 Focus attendees can expect this year.

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Matthew Felzke
Focus 2017: A BI360 Family Reunion

This article will detail what BI360 customers and partners can expect from the 5th edition of Focus, the annual user conference Solver puts on in Southern California.

When I first attended Focus in 2014, I was relatively new to the corporate performance management (CPM) space. I was starting to understand the ins and outs of financial and operational reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and modeling, data visualizations like dashboards of graphs, charts, and scorecards, and data warehousing as solutions to organizational performance management. But everything became three-dimensional to me at Focus. A community of hard-working and fun-loving BI360 users came together to share and compare best practices, learn about the power of the product, and network with new and established connections alike. Frankly, it was really sweet – and felt more like the most productive and educational family reunion rather than a formal conference. This article will explore what unfolds at this annual event – and why it’s as successful as it is, but also what to expect from the 2017 edition.

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Hanna Kim
Cloud Reporting for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Business Edition

In this article, financial reporting solutions for organizations utilizing Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Business Edition will take center stage, so you can make the best software investment.

 

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Image taken Shutterstock.

Last November, Microsoft took the wraps off of Microsoft Dynamics 365. It combines Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions into one integrated cloud product offering. As many of you know, there are two versions of Microsoft Dynamics 365. One, the Business Edition, is the lower end version based on the Dynamics NAV product in its structure. The higher end version, Enterprise Edition, is based on Dynamics AX and is designed for the higher end of the market. Both are architected for and deployed in the Microsoft Azure cloud, and it’s managed and hosted by Microsoft. This article will cover financial reporting tools for your company using Dynamics 365, Business Edition. Continue reading

Daniel Havey
Enterprise Budgeting on Cloud for Banks

This article will focus on the Enterprise Budgeting on Cloud for Banks.

dashboard benchmarkingThe Cloud is coming!  Are you prepared?  I read a story once about a land that was going through a drought, famine, and warfare.  After a momentous battle, a leader told one of his lieutenants, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So the lieutenant went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.”  And the leader said, “Go back” seven times. Continue reading

Karen Barak
Focus 2017: Where BI360 Users Find Their Groove

New Sessions. More Networking. More Ways to Learn. August 21-24, 2017 | Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA.

It’s coming. And it’s expected to be the best one yet. I’m talking about the fifth annual BI360 Focus conference for partners and users, hosted by Solver. This year’s event will be held August 21-24 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA. It’s collaborative. It’s community-building. What’s more, this is a valuable experience that helps users better utilize BI360 features and functions, as well as provides Partners with tips and insights that will grow their BI360 practice.

For those that have been to a Focus conference in the past, make sure you check it out again. Solver has new information to share, especially with the new BI360 Cloud and software updates. Attendees will also find opportunities to work with BI360 experts to troubleshoot existing issues, as well as, gain ways to optimize existing task performances or learn more about the myriad functions available with BI360. And once again, attendees will be able to earn CPE credits for attending the training workshops as well as the concurrent and general sessions.

What’s Different in 2017 and Why You Should Attend

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Daniel Havey
Cloud Reporting for Banks

This article will focus on Cloud Reporting for Banks.

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Image taken from Shutterstock.

Just what is Cloud Reporting?TechTarget defines Cloud Analytics as a service model in which the reporting and analysis process are provided through a public or private cloud.  These solutions are typically offered under a subscription-based pricing model called Software as a Service (SaaS). Gartner defines the six key elements of analytics as data sources, data models, processing applications, computing power, analytic models and sharing or storage of results. In its view, any analytics initiative “in which one or more of these elements is implemented in the cloud” qualifies as cloud analytics. Continue reading

Hanna Kim
Data Warehousing for Hybrid Cloud Data Management

This article will focus on key benefits of a data warehouse (DW) when associated with your cloud- and on-premise data sources.

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Image taken from Shutterstock.

Have you watched a Tasty food video on Buzzfeed? The videos always start with a default still of the finished dish, then gives the viewers a tutorial of the ingredients and measurements that go into the recipe. In the same way, a data warehouse (DW), a platform where all of your important data sits, can be seen as the final meal and the ingredients can be interpreted as the different data sources that make up the recipe, in this case, the analysis. Just as ingredients come from different origins, data sources come from different places. This article focuses on the benefits of data warehousing while being on-premise and the cloud.

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Hanna Kim
The Power of Good Drill-Down in Dynamics NAV Reports

This article focuses on the importance of the drill-down function in your reporting tool.

gooddrill-downHave you looked at the summary page on your bank statement and not been able to recall a transaction you made? Or has your department made a large transaction and nobody in your team was able to figure out what the company’s money was spent on? This is where a drill-down feature in your reporting will benefit you. A drill-down is a feature that can be found in your reporting tool, and it allows the end user to see details of the transactions the user is reporting from. If you are relying on Microsoft Dynamics NAV for your business, this article will focus on what you need to know regarding drill-down features to expand your reporting processes. Continue reading