This article will discuss budgeting solutions for Professional Sports Teams using Microsoft Dynamics GP, with a focus on feature and functionality offerings for planning processes.

Budgeting might be one of the more logistically complicated organizational processes, probably due to the tedium of manual Excel budgeting for budget managers.  Excel might be the international go-to software for finance departments, but the spreadsheet program typically can’t handle planning for organizations of a healthy size, like professional sports teams.  More Microsoft Dynamics GP customers are choosing independent software vendor (ISV) budgeting tools for expanding and updating their planning processes.  Some of today’s third party software streamlines budgeting and forecasting by zooming in on secure teamwork.  Planning processes typically require collaboration in the important effort to live within our (organizational) means, with help from historical actuals and projections from all areas of the company.
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This article will discuss the third party offerings that will expand data management and analytics for SAP B1 users seeking best-of-breed corporate performance management.

A question I run into regularly has to do with SAP Business One users wondering why you might need to implement independent software vendor (ISV) software in addition to the accounting system.  It is always interesting to discuss this concern, maybe as a hurdle for ISVs, but a legitimate confusion for some SAP B1 customers.  A couple recurring clarifications tend to naturally surface.  Firstly, no software manufacturer can produce a technology that solves every single organizational problem.  For example, Apple iPhones offer the built-in Maps application, but still allow users to download Google Maps, just like any of today’s flexible accounting systems, like SAP B1.  Since every company who uses SAP B1 has specific goals, particular budgeting requisites, and rules, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system will vary in effectiveness for each organization.  ISVs offer corporations the ability to personalize their data management and analyses.
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This article will recap the Dynamics User Groups Summit, held in Reno, NV October 11-14, 2015 and discuss the highlights from the Expo floor, in the breakout sessions, and more.

Just like that, the fall event that I know a lot of Dynamics folks were excited and gearing up for, has come and gone. Last week, the Dynamics User Groups Summit for AXUG, CRMUG, GPUG, and NAVUG took Reno, Nevada by storm for a week of learning, sharing, networking, and community building, as well as some gambling and sightseeing.  This was the first time I was able to attend the event, but it really seems to be the premier consumer-driven Dynamics event, delivering visibility in terms of leadership within the user groups, as well as roadmap plans for the individual products and how the communities are navigating challenges and opportunities for best practices and best-of-breed tools that can speak to modern data management and analysis processes.  In this article, I’ll discuss the highlights from the 2015 Dynamics Communities Summit.
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In this article, data warehousing will be discussed, both generally and specifically, for retail organizations who are looking to expand their Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience.

In the fast lane that is business today, maybe especially for retail companies, data is vital.  Since data drives decisions, retail organizations are making plans to stay on track and on budget with their customers, stores, vendors, management, etc. – and data warehousing can be really effective in organizing and empowering stronger Business Intelligence (BI) analytics.  Like most software, if you aren’t familiar with it, you likely have questions.  In this article, I’ll answer frequently asked questions about data warehouse solutions for retail companies using Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
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This article will explore the benefits of modern dashboard software solutions that can upgrade and expand Acumatica data analyses for Professional Services companies.

It really doesn’t matter if you call them dashboards, data visualizations, charts, or graphical scorecards, they’re everywhere nowadays.  This is probably due to the fact that they are the #1 priority in terms of software that executives are seeking, based on Gartner’s survey on Financial Executive International CFO Technology.  Since it seems like we are moving at the speed of light in business, easily accessible, quickly digestible data analyses are extremely valuable.  Dashboards provide precisely that – charts, graphs, and scorecards demonstrate trends, successes, and problem areas through key performance indicators (KPIs) and data to best keep a project, a department, or the entire company on track.
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This article will zoom in on financial reporting solutions for non-profit organizations using Intacct, with a focus on features and functionalities to expand your Business Intelligence analytics.

Financial reporting is arguably the touchstone in terms of Business Intelligence (BI) analytical processes, and for non-profit organizations, it is no different.  If you’re using Intacct, you know that there is financial reporting functionality built right into the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.  But there are plenty of organizations turning to third party products to perform these routine tasks of producing financial statements – why?  The independent software vendor (ISV) offerings for financial reporting software are designed with consumer demands in mind, and they streamline and expand analyses for a richer understanding of the data, trends, opportunities, and challenges.  This article will discuss the benefits of third party financial reporting solutions for non-profit organizations using Intacct.
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This article will discuss two of the primary Business Intelligence (BI) analytical processes for Sage X3 customers, financial reporting and dashboards, with a focus on modern functionality.

While financial reporting is arguably the cornerstone of Business Intelligence (BI) analytical processes, dashboards are the top priority in terms of solutions executive teams are seeking.  Both are important to understanding the overall health of your organization, and you have choices for both on-premises and web-based, Cloud-hosted financial reporting and data visualizations.  Sage X3 users should be in the know regarding today’s best software options for achieving accessible, easy-to-use, robust analytics, specifically in terms of financial statements and dashboards.  In this article, I will discuss both financial reporting and data visualizations for Sage X3 customers – and the modern business problems you can solve with today’s powerful BI software.
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In this article, Budgeting and Forecasting for Manufacturing and Distribution companies using Microsoft Dynamics AX will take center stage, with a focus on features and functionality.

It doesn’t matter if you’re crafting a budget, a forecast, or a what-if analysis for your corporation – they all require actual historical figures and projected numbers, so you can strategize effectively for management of your manufacturing or distribution business, overcoming hurdles and maximizing opportunities in the next period.  There are plenty of solutions that can help manufacturing and distribution organizations relying on Dynamics AX to upgrade their planning tasks, whether you decide to design your own procedure, depend on built-in Dynamics AX functionality, or go with a third party tool.  This article will explore some of your top options for modern budgeting, forecasting, and modeling particularly to meet your manufacturing or distribution planning goals with Microsoft Dynamics AX.
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This article will explore Business Intelligence (BI) software for an expanded, modern Sage 300 experience to provide comprehensive reporting and analysis.

The modern business culture insists that our procedures and software solutions be flexible and accessible, and the mobile platforms that are rolling out are just one example of exactly how independent software vendors (ISVs) are responding to consumer demands to keep up with the on-the-go nature of the global corporate scene, including data management, reporting and analyses for Sage 300 customers.  These days, you should be relying on BI software that is flexible enough for your company in regard to accessibility of your operational and transactional information for smarter, quicker decision-making, whether you are working in the office or remotely.  Third party software manufacturers are responding to this user experience need for more flexibility in BI tools.
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