In this article, we’ll continue discussing data warehousing, generally and particularly, for not-for-profit organizations that are hoping to develop their Microsoft Dynamics GP experience.

In modern business, data is ubiquitous, perhaps particularly for not-for-profits (NFPs).  Since data directly supports decision-making, with NFP organizations actively working to remain on budget and/or on track with members, donors, grants and so forth, data warehousing can be helpful to your Business Intelligence (BI) tasks.  If you’re anything like I was when I first heard of a data warehouse solution, you probably have questions.  The goal for this article is to deliver the answers for NFP teams to understand how a data warehouse can improve management and analyses of your information from Microsoft Dynamics GP and other data sources.
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In this article, financial reporting solutions for Professional Services organizations utilizing Microsoft Dynamics AX will take center stage, so you can make the best software investment.

In today’s business world, maybe particularly for Professional Services organizations, a modern, dynamic financial reporting tool is vital to remaining competitive in your industry, making decisions to maneuver through the ups and downs of the economy, while developing the business and your brand.  This article will focus on the best financial report writers today, discussing the premier features and functionalities, so you can invest in the best reporting tool to expand your Professional Services organization’s Microsoft Dynamics AX experience.
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This article will discuss the best options you have for financial reporting and consolidation solutions for your Sage X3 data management and analytical tasks.

There are plenty of Sage X3 users who are responsible for consolidating their parent company information from one or more manufacturing or distribution subsidiaries.  Combining financial data from more than one entity, at times with multiple currencies, can be a challenge if you don’t have a modern financial consolidation solution to supplement Sage X3 and any other ERP systems that your subsidiaries might use.  Data is only growing in size and significance to corporate decision-making, which is why more executives are seeking the best software to enable their business end users to aggregate information into a unified set of financial reports.  In this article, we’ll focus on your technology options for today’s intuitive, business user friendly financial consolidations with Sage X3.  If your manufacturing or distribution organization is rapidly growing, a high-powered reporting and consolidation software can simplify your Sage X3 implementation and give you more flexibility and power in your reporting process.
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In this article, Retail budgeting and forecasting will take center stage, specifically for Microsoft Dynamics NAV users seeking today’s planning features and functionalities.

Whether you are budgeting, forecasting, or comparing what-if scenarios for your organization, historical actuals and projected figures are required so you can strategize particularly for your retail company, maneuvering through challenges and opportunities in the upcoming months and years.  There are plenty of solutions that are impactful for retail organizations to upgrade planning procedures with Dynamics NAV, whether you elect to build your own process, depend on NAV’s built-in budgeting functionality, or go with an independent software vendor (ISV) tool.  This article will explore the most popular options for modern budgeting, forecasting, and modeling, particularly to meet your retail planning goals with Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
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LOS ANGELES, CA, January 19, 2016 – Solver, Inc., the global leader in Business Intelligence for Microsoft Dynamics, Acumatica, Intacct, Sage, SAP Business One and other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, today announced record revenues and customer base growth for 2015.

“2015 was another record breaking year for Solver. Our BI360 suite for reporting, budgeting, dashboards and data warehousing grew the customer base in record numbers world-wide,” said Nils Rasmussen, CEO at Solver.  “We launched major new product versions during the year, including mobile apps and enterprise collaboration features. We also added Solver offices in Italy, South Africa and Costa Rica, to help grow and support our global partner channel and customers with local expertise.”

Solver’s BI360 suite represents a new generation of Business Intelligence tools that can be managed by the finance team as well as operational managers, without the need for IT skills. Live reporting directly on the ERP system’s database offers immediate ROI as users can start developing reports from the minute that BI360 has been installed. Consolidations, with drill down from financial statements to detail, such as invoices and purchase orders, give corporate controllers as well as department heads the ultimate tool to answer their questions without ever having to ask accounting staff to run reports or to do lookups in the ERP system.

“In addition to replacing homegrown, manual Excel reporting and budgeting models, we see a rapidly increasing number of companies in need of replacing antiquated legacy corporate performance management (CPM) tools like FRx, Forecaster, Cognos TM1, Hyperion and MicroStrategy, and BI360 is a natural upgrade path due to the deep, live ERP integration as well as a familiar Microsoft Excel and web user interface,” said Mike Applegate, Chief Technology Officer at Solver. “Our resellers and customers are also in for a big treat in 2016 as we roll out version 5.0 with a brand new data discovery module, additional workflow features and a lot of new functionality to further enhance the BI360 suite.”

About Solver

Solver provides BI360, the leading Business Intelligence suite for Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, Intacct, Acumatica, NetSuite 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, visit Solver’s website or contact Solver at

This article is going to tackle OLAP cubes as a solution concept for Business Intelligence processes, within the context of other BI data store options.

Let’s do it – let’s talk about OLAP cubes.  With the amount of data only growing, exponentially for some, Business Intelligence (BI) data stores are becoming more and more prevalent – and are sensible ways for modern organizations, companies, and corporations to access, store, and organize company data for financial reports, budgets, and dashboards, as well as financial consolidations.  Whether you’re relying on a data mart, data warehouse, or an OLAP cube, your data queries won’t slow down the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and you can grab multiple types of data to enrich and broaden your analyses.  But this article will specifically zoom in on OLAP cubes.  Who manages them?  What are they? When do OLAP cubes come into play?  Where are they staged? Why would you choose an OLAP cube over another BI data store?
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This article is an interview with Solver CEO, Nils Rasmussen, who discusses developments in Business Intelligence in 2015 and how Solver fits into that culture – and the future.

What can you tell us about what is going on in terms of developments in the Business Intelligence realm in 2015 – and where does Solver fit into that culture?
Well, a couple of things have happened in this last year.  One thing is that companies have adopted a lot of Cloud solutions, and they also still have on-premises solutions.  So, what’s happened in terms of Business Intelligence is that the tools need to bring together data from the Cloud – and from in-house – so the role of a data warehouse has become a lot more important than in the past when all data was in-house.  That’s a key thing that we see happening: importance of warehouse to bring data together.  Another thing is just what we see every year is people want easier and easier BI tools, as the older generations from the 90’s – I’m now talking generations of BI tools – are fading out, and people don’t anymore want a full-time technical resource to sit and manage, in terms of a BI tool.
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