In this article, project budgeting, forecasting, and modelling will be at the center of the discussion, specifically third party planning tools to improve your Microsoft Dynamics SL experience.

I’m sure you can agree that financial planning is such a necessary aspect of performance management in today’s business world.  The quality of your budgeting and forecasting tasks can sometimes be the difference between life and death for businesses, especially when you think about the 2008 recession.  Organization-wide planning responsibilities are typically regular and almost always entail a number of pieces bringing together actual transactional numbers and projected figures for the planning period.  However, sometimes a company or a project manager has to budget and/or forecast for a project or specific task.  If you are a consultant tracking and billing your hours to a client, a project manager managing multiple projects, or a freelance professional putting together a bid for a gig, project budgeting is undoubtedly a term you’re quite familiar with in your position.
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In this article, data warehouses will be the focus, so you know what to look for in a BI data storage solution for the benefit of your Intacct experience.

Everywhere you look in the business world, data.  Because of data’s significant role in corporate decision-making, data warehouses have become a heavy-hitting tool for companies today.  In my first interaction with the concept of data warehousing, I had some questions, from basic to logistical, so I’m assuming you feel the same.  How do you manage a data warehouse?  Can I hold the product in my hands?  How does deployment happen?  And why a data warehouse in the first place?  If you have these questions or more Intacct-specific curiosities regarding data warehouses, this article will hopefully provide you with the answers you seek, so you can envision how a data warehouse solution can assist you in Intacct data management and analysis tasks.
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Financial reporting and budgeting demands, and today’s powerful BI solutions that help the hotel and restaurant industry achieve their analytics goals, will be the focus of this article.

In the modern business culture, Business Intelligence (BI) analysis is becoming increasingly important because it translates your company data into informed decisions about the future of your hotels or restaurants.  But whether you’re new to BI analytics or not, today’s software offerings can be confusing and overwhelming in regard to how you can plug the functionality into your industry-specific objectives.  Recently, I spoke with an accountant in the hospitality industry, and we commiserated over the overwhelming task of seeking the right technology to specifically help hotel and restaurant management to better do their job.  Therefore, this article will zoom in on the premier features and functionalities you should be aware of in today’s reporting and planning tools, with a special focus on the ways you can manage and evaluate your information when managing your hotel or restaurant.
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In this article, modern financial consolidation solutions for Microsoft Dynamics AX customers will take center stage, with an in-depth look at primary features and functionalities.

There is a population of Microsoft Dynamics AX users out there who are responsible for parent company financials consolidations of multiple subsidiaries.  Bringing together organizational data from a number of legal business units, especially if there are different currencies involved, can be challenging without a powerful financial reporting writing and consolidations tool.  As data grows in size and importance to decision-making for roadmap planning, executives are looking for a business user friendly solution for the routine task of consolidating information into a singular set of financial reports.  If you are responsible for aggregating subsidiary data with Dynamics AX, this article will discuss the options you have that will bring together ease of use, modernity, and power.
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In today’s Business Intelligence marketplace, modern, flexible, and powerful dashboards are enabling Healthcare organizations to understand their company data better for stronger decision-making.

Dashboards are the number one BI technology, according to Software Advice, a comparison site for Business Intelligence (BI) tools. Their research zoomed in on software for CFOs, and the results confirmed that dashboards, scorecards, and performance management software are king for today’s financial executives.  If you are part of the management team for a healthcare company, you know the pace of business today is nothing short of fast.  Dashboards provide quickly accessible, easily digestible analytics.  Data visualizations are graphs, charts, and scorecards that showcase data trends, opportunities, and challenges with key performance indicators (KPIs) for departments, projects, and/or the entire corporation.
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Business Intelligence (BI) software manufacturers are rolling out more dynamic, secure, and easy-to-use budgeting and forecasting tools for Acumatica customers.

Budgeting can be a tedious task, usually because of the traditional process of manually linking spreadsheets together for a comprehensive budget.  Fortunately, third party Business Intelligence (BI) software vendors are offering modern upgrades to your budgeting and forecasting tasks with consumer-driven technology.  If your company is healthy and growing, your planning responsibilities are probably too complicated for manual Excel budgets, so you should be looking at third party solutions to simplify and improve your planning processes.  The best modern budgeting tools enable you to securely facilitate collaborative budgeting by distributing ownership to your department heads without annoying logistics.
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SAP Business One retired XL Reporter to focus on Crystal Reports, causing plenty of SAP users to look for alternatives.  This article will discuss powerful, easy to use financial reporting options.

More SAP Business One (SAP B1) customers than ever are looking for a true replacement for XL Reporter (XLR) – and I’m not talking about Crystal Reports.  SAP B1 has a passionate population of users that are loyal and invested in their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.  This user group is at a crossroads of sorts, with SAP more recently discontinuing the Excel-powered financial reporting tool, XLR, and shifting to Crystal Reports because of acquisitions.
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In this article, cash flow budgeting and forecasting will take center stage, with a spotlight on why this particular planning process is helpful to CFOs and companies in today’s business culture.

This blog has covered different aspects of financial planning for different enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and different industries.  Cash flow budgeting and forecasting are a couple of processes that zoom in on your actual cash money, specifically in terms of payments going out for payroll and debtors and the cash coming in from customers.  In other words, a cash flow budget showcases a company’s monthly capital requirement.  And unlike the more traditional operational and transactional budgeting, cash flow budgets are a little bit more complex because there are more unknown figures to calculate and analyze.  This article will zoom in on the process, so you can understand more about the ins and outs, as well as the benefits for your company.
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How you access your data can determine the speed and efficacy you can achieve in your financial reporting processes.  This article will discuss data warehouse and OLAP cube based reporting.

Data is driving decision-making at all levels because data continues to grow in size and significance.  Logging, storing, and evaluating data has become a big part of the business culture today.  In order to produce rich, helpful financial reports for an analysis of a company’s opportunities and challenges, you will have to routinely store, access, and manage your data.  Because of this reality, you might feel overwhelmed your technology options for storing your data.  You have a few options, but they vary in functionality, and one might be better for your company than another, depending on what analysis goals you are trying to achieve.  This article will explore data warehouse and OLAP cube based reporting.
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