Automating Business Intelligence (BI) processes, such as reporting and budgeting, increases the value of your investment in a modern tool.  This article discusses today’s automation options for SAP Business One.

Reporting and budgeting are popular article topics for SAP Business One users, whether it is in print, on social media, or blogs.  On this blog, I have covered reporting and budgeting, zooming in on options for SAP B1.  At this point, you probably think that writers of these articles assume that all you do in your role is build financial reports and manage budgets – and spend the rest of the time reading about these processes.  If you feel this way, I get that.
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If you’re like most companies, you rely on multiple data sources, each with different reporting tools to manage company information and analysis processes, but you need to bring together all of that data for richer analytics.  This article will discuss data warehouses as the solution.

Almost all companies of any size are relying on multiple data sources for company information, such as an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Payroll, and vertical industry systems, perhaps as well as data sitting in manual spreadsheets.  Even if you have a great accounting system report designer or pre-built online analytical processing (OLAP) cubes as one of your data sources, one of the biggest ways for management to make sound business decisions requires the ability to utilize financial reports and/or dashboards to look across all of your company information.  Unfortunately, each of the data sources or systems typically have their own unique BI tools.  And that’s where a data warehouse comes into the equation, likely solving this prevalent business problem.  This article will discuss the benefits of a data warehouse (DW) as a solution to data management with a Microsoft SQL Server.
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This article will explore mobile options to access, manage, and analyze company data for Microsoft Dynamics NAV users.

I recently spoke to a COO, who lives and works in Kansas City, MO about the obstacles and restrictions she has been facing as her job has taken her to different client sites to oversee projects, while also contributing to the executive team’s responsibility to chart the path to the future for the company.  Over the past couple of years, as the company has taken on more clients, some international, she has been traveling a lot more.  Her team relies on Microsoft Dynamics NAV and a combination of Excel and the built-in financial reporting tool, but she is ready to seek a true upgrade to report writing and dashboards that is flexible in how and where you can access your data.  Are you in a similar boat?
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This article will discuss the intricacies of deploying financial reporting and budgeting solutions in the Cloud for more modern and flexible data management and analysis with Microsoft Dynamics.

Web-based reporting and budgeting, with Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms, are becoming more and more important for Microsoft Dynamics users, but for some, the whole concept might still seem a little bit confusing in regard to deployment, security, and functionality.  I understand this uncertainty.  Even though it seems pretty straightforward and is picking up momentum, we’re used to hosting our technology on premises, so we don’t have the hands-on experience of Cloud computing.  You probably have questions of access, cost, management, and security, which can be overwhelming.  Regardless, as Microsoft Dynamics customers, you have some powerful Business Intelligence (BI) options, and it will only give you a head start to know about the available solutions.  In this article, I will explore Cloud-based financial reporting and budgeting and some of the solutions for Microsoft Dynamics.
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This article will explore the flexibility and familiarity of easy-to-use, modern Excel-powered financial report writers, so you can get a head start in upgrading your data management and analysis processes.

Financial reporting is arguably the premier tool in the world of Business Intelligence (BI).  For SAP Business One (SAP B1) users, this process can be repetitive, tedious, limiting, and mind-numbing, depending on the software you rely on to put together financial statements.  Data management and analysis is a big task that only gets bigger every year as types and amounts of information continue to grow.  The larger the amount of data and the more diverse the types, the richer the analytics that can inform stronger decisions and strategies for the future of your company.  In this article, I’m going to discuss the power, flexibility and business user friendliness of today’s best Excel-based financial report writers for SAP B1 customers.
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This article will go into detail about the elements of investing in and implementing modern budgeting and forecasting solutions, with a focus on primary features and functionalities for Intacct.

I am sure there are people out there that enjoy budgeting, but I’ve just never met any.  It could be that the below par budgeting software that most budget managers are relying on is the explanation for the dread.   If your organization is a normal size, you likely can’t manage your company finances by manually building budgets in Excel because of their tiresome and simple nature, which can’t help you to tackle your modern business goals. Since you are digesting this article, you are likely in the market for a third party budgeting solution that integrates with the Intacct ERP system and that streamlines and powers your planning processes.  Today’s budgeting and planning solutions acknowledge the necessity of security without complicating or excluding collaboration in planning.  Working together to make plans to live within an organization’s means results in remaining competitive.
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This article discusses in detail the new product category of web-based reporting in an intuitive, powerful library for Microsoft Dynamics NAV users.

The future of Business Intelligence (BI) and more specifically, financial reporting, is here – and it would be a mistake to ignore it.  I’m talking about the importance of a comprehensive solution that responds to several organizational needs, while putting ease of use, flexibility, and collaboration at the core of the technology.  Let me be more specific: a web-based report library for Microsoft Dynamics NAV takes financial reporting to the next level – a new normal of synergy, modernity, and business user friendliness.  As technology marketplaces continue to move in the direction of Cloud computing and web-based products, so does the BI sector.  This article will discuss some of Dynamics NAV users’ needs addressed by a web-based report library as a framework to understand the new product category better for consumers.
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