This article will explore your modern options for financial reporting, so you have a better understanding of what to look for when seeking a tool to improve your Intacct experience.

In order to remain competitive in the modern business world, your company needs a powerful financial reporting tool to help inform your decision makers in dealing with the economy and the marketplace, while developing your brand by depending on data.  This article will take on the task of focusing on the best financial report writers of today by zooming in on the best feature and functionality offerings, so you can invest in the right reporting solution to get impactful and accessible reports with data from Intacct and other sources.
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This article will discuss your options for modern dashboard solutions you can utilize for upgrading your Sage 300 analytics experience with data visualizations.

This probably won’t be shocking news to you: dashboards are the #1 priority in the Business Intelligence (BI) software marketplace for CFOs, according to a recent Gartner study on Financial Executive International CFO Technology.  It made perfect sense to me.  In today’s business culture, professionals at all levels of your organization should have access to data analyses for richer, more informed decision-making.  Data visualizations are brains and beauty, delivering exactly that.
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This article will discuss the topic of security in the Cloud and web-based technology world, specifically for modern, powerful Business Intelligence software.

It seems like a truly endless list of elements to consider when shopping for the best Business Intelligence (BI) software to help you achieve dynamic analytics.  However, as technology in general moves to the Cloud and/or web-based platforms, with BI tools following suit, one aspect has always stood out as a leading concern for consumer.  This concern has relaxed over time, but security seems like a sensible question mark because we have traditionally worked with platforms that we can manage on-premises.  And while security is still an issue with on-premises solutions, perhaps the tangibility and possession of the solution makes us feel more comfortable – or maybe it’s just the newness of Cloud computing and web-based technology.  This article will approach the topic of security head on, specifically with a focus on Cloud and web-based BI solutions.
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In this article, I’ll explore your best options for financial reporting and consolidation software for your Sage X3 data management and analysis processes.

There is a population of Sage X3 users who are responsible for the financial consolidation of parent company data with one or more subsidiaries.  Aggregating financial information from multiple entities, sometimes with diverse monies, can be challenging if you do not have a modern financial consolidation tool to sit atop Sage X3 and any other accounting system that can be used within your company.  Data is only increasing in amount and importance to organizational decision-making.  That is why more execs are looking for the right tool to empower their business end users to consolidate data into a singular set of financial reports.  This article will zoom in on your software choices for modern, dynamic, and easy-to-use financial consolidations with Sage X3.  For rapid growth organizations, a quality reporting and consolidation tool can also have the ability to extend the life of your Sage X3 implementation.
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In the Business Intelligence world, today’s powerful, accessible dashboards are helping Manufacturing and Distribution companies understand company data for better decision-making.

According to Software Advice, a comparison site for Business Intelligence (BI) tools, dashboards are king in the BI technology marketplace. Their study focused on technology for CFOs, and results indicated that dashboards, scorecards, and performance management software are the number one priority for executives today.  If you are managing a manufacturing and distribution organization, you know how fast-paced business can be.  Dashboards offer easy-to-understand, quickly digestible analyses.  More specifically, dashboards range from graphs and charts to scorecards, illustrating data trends, success, and challenges with key performance indicators (KPIs) for projects, departments, and/or the whole company.
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This article will prepare you with the top questions you should be asking when shopping for a Business Intelligence (BI) solution to improve your Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience.

If you are running Microsoft Dynamics NAV, shopping for third party Business Intelligence (BI) solutions to upgrade your data management and analysis processes can be confusing and sometimes, overwhelming.  You’ll go through your share of sales pitches, webinars, and demos, but this is a process you won’t do often.  I’ve spoken to several professionals, most recently at Microsoft Convergence, who know what has worked and not worked for them, but don’t know what they should be looking for and asking regarding the features and functionalities of modern, powerful BI solutions.  Most people are simply looking for the right fit to best meet their business demands, but where do you start?
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This article explores your third party software options, specifically in regard to features and functionalities to improve and automate budgeting and forecasting processes with Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Maybe budgeting is such a dreaded task because of how logistically messy manual Excel–based planning processes are for budget managers.  While Excel is loved and trusted by finance teams around the globe, the spreadsheet program is simply not fit for organizations of a healthy size.  Therefore, Microsoft Dynamics AX customers are increasingly looking at independent software vendor (ISV) budgeting software to modernize and accelerate their planning processes.  Some of today’s ISV solutions simplify and turbo-charge budgeting and forecasting by securely inviting collaboration into the process.  Budgeting and forecasting are processes best served by collaboration because of the need to live within financial means as a whole organization in order to ensure future success.
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Solver Recognized for its CPM Solutions that Address Growing Needs Such As Self-service Reporting & Budgeting, Cloud and Mobile Capabilities

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 3, 2015 – Solver, Inc., a global leader in Business Intelligence for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL and other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, today announced that it has made Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the second consecutive year. Gartner Magic Quadrants are a culmination of research in a specific market, giving a wide-angle view of how well technology providers execute against their vision.

“We’re excited to be recognized by Gartner for the second year in a row for our corporate performance management (CPM) solution”, said Nils Rasmussen, Solver CEO. “As we continue our global expansion, our BI360 suite has become available in all major regions across the world, and it has evolved beyond advanced financial reporting and consolidations, comprehensive planning and forecasting capabilities, and dashboards. Today, BI360 also includes a complete, user-friendly data warehouse as well as strong enterprise collaboration features to provide analytical depth and value beyond the office of finance.”

Magic Quadrants provide a graphical competitive positioning of four types of technology providers, where market growth is high and provider differentiation is distinct:

Leaders execute well against their current vision and are well positioned for tomorrow.

Visionaries understand where the market is going or have a vision for changing market rules, but do not yet execute well.

Niche Players focus successfully on a small segment, or are unfocused and do not out-innovate or outperform others.

Challengers execute well today or may dominate a large segment, but do not demonstrate an understanding of market direction.

Solver’s placement within the Niche Players category of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant demonstrates its focus on the mid-market and the Microsoft platform.

About Solver

Solver provides BI360, the leading Business Intelligence suite for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, 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

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the valuable partner to clients in over 13,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, we work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA., and has 5,800 associates, including more than 1,450 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 85 countries.

For more information visit Gartner’s website.

This article will lay out the effects of a data warehouse solution for your Acumatica experience, so that you can have a head start in shopping for the best data storage and Business Intelligence (BI)  tool.

Data is an essential ingredient in the recipe for corporate success.  Because of this importance, data warehouses are then relevant by association.  When I first heard of data warehousing, I had a lot of questions, so perhaps you feel the same.  What does data warehouse management look like?  Are they a tangible product?  How do you implement one?  Why should I go with a data warehouse at all?  You might have these kind of questions – or other ones altogether, as an Acumatica customer.  In this article, I’ll go about answering these questions and more, so you can evaluate how a data warehouse can help you with Acumatica data management analysis processes.
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