This blog entry will lay out the essential features and functionalities you should be seeking in a modern financial report writer to upgrade your Dynamics GP experience.

Because data continues to be important in driving business decision-making, a modern, easy-to-use financial reporting solution is essential, so your organization can make informed decisions to remain competitive.  In this article, I’ll explore the Business Intelligence (BI) options you have for software, specifically looking at feature and function offerings, so you can select the best reporting tool to tackle your particular issues in managing and analyzing your data as a Microsoft Dynamics GP user.
Read more

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 30, 2015 – Solver, the global leader in Business Intelligence for mid-market ERP systems and producers of BI360 Focus, a three-day annual user and partner conference on leadership and business intelligence technology, will feature as this year’s keynote, TED Talk speaker, Drew Dudley. Known for his practical insights into making the mantle of leadership more comfortable for leaders, Drew will share his beliefs on Redefining Leadership and the Power of ‘Lollipop Moments’—those moments where one has acted to make another’s life better.

“I’ve been fascinated by leadership my entire adult life,” says Dudley. “And I honestly believe that there is no shortage of leadership on the planet. However, I do believe that we are systematically ignoring a huge percentage of the leadership that surrounds us every day. I’m looking forward to sharing some ideas on how we can change that at BI360 Focus 2015!”

In addition to discussions on leadership tactics, BI360 Focus 2015, held August 25 – 27, 2015 at the Marina del Rey Marriott, in Marina del Rey, CA, will focus on business intelligence technology and data management trends and best practices, as applied via the BI360 suite of applications. The event draws several hundred technology implementation partners and application users from across the United States and around the world to share ideas and learn from one another on how to maximize their BI360 investment.

“This will be the third annual Focus conference and we couldn’t be more excited to have customers and partners from the US and around the world join us,” says Nils Rasmussen, CEO of Solver. “We have a lot of new and exciting content this year that should make Focus a great investment for all attendees.”

The first day of the event is designed solely for implementation partners, featuring a hands-on training lab along with sessions on product and service sales and marketing. The remaining two days will be dedicated to the application user—presenting tips and techniques that leverage all of the functions available with BI360. These functions are presented in 60 breakout sessions across five categories, including a new sponsored track that will present how Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications can be used with BI360. Several networking opportunities, as well as a small sponsor exhibit area, are also included as part of the event.

Registration for BI360 Focus 2015 is now open featuring Partner and Attendee rates, as well as early bird and volume discounts. Special room rates are also available via the host hotel, Marina del Rey Marriott. For more details on attending or to sponsor an ISV session, please contact Matt Felzke at mfelzke@solverusa.com.

About Solver

Solver provides BI360, the leading Business Intelligence suite for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL, Sage 300, Sage 500, and Sage 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, 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.

This article recaps and discusses the highlights and takeaways from Convergence 2015, hosted in Atlanta, Georgia from March 16th to March 19th, 2015.

Convergence 2015 has come and gone already – hard to believe.  What a conference!  It was great, especially as a first time attendee, to meet the thousands of people who made their way to Atlanta to discuss Microsoft Dynamics, data and corporate performance management, and Business Intelligence.  The Solver team had a lot of quality conversations about BI360 and its role in the Microsoft arena.  As a Gold Level sponsor, Solver was a big part of making Convergence 2015 the biggest and best conference yet.  Additionally, the BI360 expo booth was hi-tech and hi-touch, with multiple stations for demos and interaction with the product.  From big screen viewings of BI360 to showcasing access to data through Excel, the Web, and the mobile application, attendees got several opportunities to see the product in action.
Read more

This article will look at the best options Intacct customers have for powerful, modern dashboard software to upgrade your analytics for business end users at all levels.

Dashboards, data visualizations, graphical scorecards, charts.  Whatever you call them, they’re everywhere.  And that’s because they are a top priority for financial executives, according to a Gartner study on Financial Executive International CFO Technology.  It probably makes sense to you.  Amidst the fast pace of the business world today, all members of our teams need easy-to-read, quickly accessible data analyses.  Dashboards or data visualizations are charts, graphs, and scorecards that demonstrate data trends, successes, and challenges, employing key performance indicators (KPIs), for management of a project, a department, or the entire company.
Read more

This article will discuss the best modern financial reporting and consolidation solutions, zooming in on essential features and functionalities that can upgrade your Sage 300 parent company financial processes.

There are plenty of Sage 300 customers who are overseeing the financial portfolios of parent companies with multiple subsidiaries.  Consolidating company data from more than one entity, sometimes with distinct currencies, can be a challenge without a powerful financial consolidation solution to sit on top of Sage 300 and any other ERP system that may be used within your enterprise.  Data is only going to grow in size and significance in corporate decision-making processes.  That’s why more executive teams are seeking the best tool to enable their business end users to aggregate information in a unified set of financial statements.  This article will focus on your software options for the Sage 300 customer who would like to achieve modern, powerful, and user friendly financial consolidations.  For fast growing companies, a good reporting and consolidation solution might have the additional advantage of extending the life of your Sage 300 implementation.
Read more

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 18, 2015 – Solver, Inc. has been selected for the 2015 Los Angeles Award in the Computer Software category by the Los Angeles Award Program.

Each year, the Los Angeles Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Los Angeles area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Los Angeles Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Los Angeles Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Solver

Solver provides BI360, the leading Business Intelligence suite for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL, Sage 300, Sage 500, and Sage 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, 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.

This article will discuss your options for modern budgeting and forecasting software, zooming in on premier features and functionalities for Acumatica customers.

I’m getting better at planning and more specifically, budgeting in my personal life, but it has never been an enjoyable experience for me.  With this personal development experience and talking to plenty of finance professionals, I can fully understand why financial planning processes in the business world can be tedious, especially with limited tools to address complex budgets.  Excel might serve me just fine for a simple household budget, but falls short for any organization of a healthy size.  If you’re reading this, you’re probably shopping for third party budgeting software that pulls historical data from Acumatica and maybe a payroll system like ADP to simplify and turbo-charge your planning processes.  Modern budgeting and forecasting software provide secure ways to collaborate on planning processes, which streamlines the typically team-oriented task to live within a company’s means.
Read more

microsoft-convergence-2015

March 16 – 19, 2015

Solver is proud to return to the premier Microsoft event, Convergence 2015, as a Gold sponsor this year, where leaders gather to explore, share and experience business solutions. It’s a great opportunity to network and maximize your Microsoft software. Solver will be demonstrating BI360 in the expo hall, as well as presenting a couple of educational sessions. Visit us at Booth #1116 and see the latest innovations in our Business Intelligence suite for Microsoft Dynamics.

our company page

Today’s modern dashboard solutions offer powerful and easy-to-use features and functionalities to access, understand, and interpret Hotel and Restaurant company data for stronger decision-making.

Dashboards are the current leading Business Intelligence (BI) tool in the marketplace, according to a recent study by Software Advice, a comparison site for business intelligence tools.  In 2013, Gartner’s study on Financial Executive International CFO Technology found that dashboards, scorecards, and performance management software is the top priority for executive teams these days.  Today, managing a hotel or a restaurant is a more fast-paced task than ever, and dashboards provide business user friendly, powerful analytics.  Moreover, dashboards are graphs, charts, and scorecards that demonstrate company trajectories, opportunities, and challenges using key performance indicators (KPIs), whether you’re analyzing the success of a project, a department, or the entire organization.
Read more

This article will take a look at Management Reporter as a financial report writing tool, in terms of the investment you will make implementing and managing the product, in comparison to other solutions.

As with pretty much all Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Microsoft Dynamics has a number of reporting options for their ERP customers from native report writers in Dynamics AX, NAV, GP, and SL to SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to Management Reporter.  This blog article will zoom in on Management Reporter as a Microsoft offering designed to solve financial reporting “problems” – and knowing how to evaluate your specific needs and to know if Management Reporter will help you to achieve your Business Intelligence (BI) goals.
Read more