This article will explore and discuss what to look for when shopping for the best business intelligence tools for your Microsoft Dynamics GP experience.

Today’s business world is all about flexibility and mobility when it comes to managing and analyzing our Microsoft Dynamics GP data.  As we jet set to meet our global customers’ needs, flexibility becomes that much more valuable.  In other words, your BI software should offer you the flexibility to access your data, for better and faster decision-making on the go, so you don’t miss opportunities to steer your company in the right direction.  Independent software vendors (ISVs) seem to understand consumer demands for this mobility and continue to produce modern accessibility built into BI solutions.
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2014 Acumatica Partner Summit

August 25 – 17, 2014

Partners who attend the conference will have the opportunity to explore the cloud ERP Acumatica, get trained and network among peers and Acumatica team members. Solver will be sponsoring this exciting and exclusive event for partners! Stop by and learn more about what BI360 can do for your clients.

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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.
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LOS ANGELES, California, August 24, 2014 Today, Solver, Inc. and eOne Integrated Business Solutions announced a global, strategic partnership to enhance the experience and ROI of their mutual customers and partners. Solver is the global leader in complete Business Intelligence suites for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL and other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Fargo based, eOne is the leading provider of integration, migration, and data productivity tools for Microsoft Dynamics systems as well as other platforms and web services including SQL Server, ODBC, and Salesforce.com.

“We are excited to partner with eOne, one of the most well-known and respected Independent Software Vendor’s in the Microsoft Dynamics space,” said Nils Rasmussen, CEO of Solver. “With this partnership, our customers and partners using Dynamics GP or Microsoft CRM will immediately benefit because they can configure an integration using eOne’s SmartConnect and load data into our BI360 solution in record time and with no technical skills required.”

“This is a great example of a partnership aimed at putting customers and partners first, and at eOne we are excited to be working with Solver to enable higher productivity and better Corporate Performance Management for our joint customers,” said Martin Olsen, Director at eOne Integrated Business Solutions.

The first stage of the partnership is an integration using the eOne SmartConnect extraction, transformation and loading (ETL) tool to populate the BI360 Data Warehouse. With Pre-built SmartConnect integration templates specifically for BI360, the partnership simplifies and automates the loading of data from Dynamics GP and Microsoft CRM. The integrated solution will be showcased in a joint webinar on August 19th at 10am PST. You can register for the webinar here. The webinar can be viewed anytime following the original broadcast by following the same link.

About Solver

Solver provides BI360, the leading Business Intelligence suite for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL, Sage 500 and X3, Intacct, Acumatica and other ERP systems. Solver is a Microsoft Gold ISV Partner and the winner of the Microsoft BI Partner of Year Award and has a presence on the Gartner Group CPM Magic Quadrant. BI360 is sold through a world-wide network of resellers and is ideal for companies looking to find a user friendly, yet highly functional Reporting, Budgeting, Dashboard, Collaboration Portal, and Data Warehouse solution to give them deep insight and actionable information across all facets of their organization.

For any questions, please contact Solver at info@solverglobal.com.

About eOne Integrated Business Solutions

Headquartered in Fargo, ND, eOne Solutions is the proud creator of smart, configurable, and integrated software tools for business platforms and web services including Microsoft Dynamics GP, CRM, Microsoft SQL, and Salesforce.com. Founded in 2001, eOne has a family of seven flagship products specifically designed to enable business users with the easiest way to view, automate, report, and take action on information. In 2005, Microsoft and eOne built one of the most successful OEM partnerships in the history of Dynamics. With more than 13,000 companies trusting eOne tools daily and over 21,000 installs worldwide, eOne helps more Dynamics customers and partners than any other ISV or service provider.

For any questions, visit eOne’s website or contact info@eonesolutions.com.

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It is important to understand the BI offerings on the market today to boost your reporting, budgeting, and dashboard functionality with Acumatica.  This article will explore your options, so you can pick the tool that is best for your company.

In a recent report by Gartner, the marketplace for Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics solutions grew 8% in 2013 to a total of $14.4 billion from 2012.  Arguably, this is a gradual growth, but steady nonetheless, which makes good sense.  If you look at the amount of data you and your team manages and analyzes to make better decisions faster in an effort to stay competitive, you would have to agree that real-time or near-real-time, monthly, quarterly, annual, and sub ledger analytics are necessary.  Moreover, the business world is moving away from IT-managed BI solutions to easy-to-use, modern, and powerful reporting, budgeting, dashboards solutions that enhance your Acumatica experience.  This article will discuss the features and functionalities of third party products for Acumatica users in the current BI software marketplace.
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When it comes to budgeting using data from Dynamics NAV, modern third party BI tools can offer the functionality you need to put together rolling forecasts and multi-year budgets, in addition to traditional planning, project budgeting, forecasting, and modeling.

Are you like most people I talk to who find budgeting to be a true pain in the neck?  Most CFOs and other finance team members I have spoken with about their budgeting procedures generally go from pleasant to exasperated in seconds as they detail their headaches putting together an actionable plan for their company’s financials in the coming year.
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There are plenty of functionality and flexibility aspects to consider when selecting a powerful, business user friendly dashboard solution for your SAP Business One experience.  This article will explore your options, so you know what to look for in the best data visualization solution for you and your team.

Dashboards are the number one solution in the Business Intelligence (BI) marketplace: old news?  Not quite. Gartner’s 2013 study on Financial Executive International CFO Technology reported that dashboards, scorecards, and performance management solutions are CFOs’ number one priority.  The fast pace of today’s business world insists that you and your team have easy-to-use, flexible access to data that drives key decision-making.  Data visualizations of company information, like dashboards, are the answer to that need. Read more

LOS ANGELES, California, August 11, 2014 – Solver, Inc., the global leader in Business Intelligence for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL, Acumatica and other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, today announced an integration with Acumatica.

“We are thrilled to provide world-class BI360 reporting, consolidations, budgeting and dashboard options to Acumatica users and our partners,” said Nils Rasmussen, CEO of Solver. “Our comprehensive Business Intelligence suite is an organic fit for many Acumatica customers and prospects, specifically those companies who are still using manual Excel spreadsheets or other sub-par processes to manage financial planning and analysis, but can appreciate the importance and value of automated financial processes.”

“We are excited to partner with Solver to provide our customers a robust integration with BI360,” said Richard Duffy, VP of Partner Strategy and Enablement for Acumatica. “Business Intelligence is a critical component to drive insight and help customers take control of their businesses, and we believe this integration to Acumatica is a great way to achieve that.”

The wizard-driven integration connects BI360 to cloud-based or on-premises Acumatica ERP installations and is designed to make it completely non-technical for an Acumatica business user or partner to configure and populate the BI360 Data Warehouse with Acumatica data, so they almost immediately can start writing BI360 reports, or configure BI360 budget models and dashboards.

About Solver

Solver provides BI360, the leading Business Intelligence suite for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL, Sage 500 and X3, Intacct, Acumatica and other ERP systems. Solver is a Microsoft Gold ISV Partner and the winner of the Microsoft BI Partner of Year Award and has a presence on the Gartner Group CPM Magic Quadrant. BI360 is sold through a world-wide network of resellers and is ideal for companies looking to find a user friendly, yet highly functional Reporting, Budgeting, Dashboard, Collaboration Portal, and Data Warehouse solution to give them deep insight and actionable information across all facets of their organization.

For any questions, please contact Solver at info@solverusa.com.

About Acumatica

Acumatica is a leading provider of cloud business management software that empowers small and mid-size businesses to unlock their potential and drive growth. Built on the world’s best cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications such as Financials, Distribution, CRM and Project Accounting, powered by a robust and flexible platform. In an interconnected world, Acumatica enables customers to take full control of their business; to play to their strengths, since every business is unique; and to empower their people by going wherever their people go, on any device.

For more information, contact Dorothy Ho, Director of Communications, at 425.658.4913 or dho@acumatica.com.

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The best independent software vendors are working with other key third party Business Intelligence manufacturers to provide integrations that streamline BI processes and build true best-of-breed solutions for your team.

Do you have a machine, an appliance, or application at home or in the office that you only use for the reason(s) you were used to with an older model?  For example, if you upgrade to a new car or a new blu-ray machine, there are usually features and functions that you did not have in your previous model that you don’t even know how to use or implement to enhance your experience.  If I were to guess, this is pretty common, whether it be your espresso machine or your Business Intelligence (BI) software.  However, the only person who misses out is you as the user.  In the case of a financial reporting tool or a full BI suite, you have the opportunity to not only maximize your results, but expand your data management and analysis into areas your team has never gone before – to infinity and beyond, right?
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When it comes to financial reporting for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the most practical element to look for to meet company needs, besides ease of use, is flexibility.  This article will explore and discuss the most important features to look for in a modern financial reporting solution for your Dynamics NAV experience.

As the marketplace settles into a new normal as both increasingly more global and consumer-driven, flexibility becomes extremely valuable.  When I say flexibility, I’m referring to accessibility and mobility of your company data that you use to make informed decisions about developing your business for future success and brand growth.  In addition to Microsoft’s own efforts, independent software vendors (ISVs) are striving to provide NAV customers with superior reporting capabilities, therefore also understanding the need to access the information that moves a company forward.  This direct experience and understanding has driven some third party software manufacturers to produce financial reporting tools with a focus on flexible accessibility for Dynamics NAV users.
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