The Most Efficient Reporting & Analysis Tools

This article will break down the best-in-class corporate performance management solutions as described in the e-book “Enabling World-Class Decisions”

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Matthew Felzke
The Power of Modern, Self-Service Ad Hoc Reporting

This article will discuss the benefits of today’s self-service ad-hoc reporting solutions for quick, powerful reports for all business end users.

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Hanna Kim
Happy Faces, Happy Workplaces

In this article, Sissela, a Solver visitor from Sweden, stopped by our Los Angeles office, and interviewed Solver employees for her school’s project on work experience.

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Hanna Kim
What to Expect from the Sage Acquisition for Sage and Intacct Users

In this article, we will be discussing details about the Sage acquisition of Intacct and how that will shape financial management for both Sage and Intacct users.

sageintacct_logoYou heard it. On July 25th, Sage announced that it will be acquiring Intacct for $850 million, now what? Intacct currently has 11,000 customers in North America, and Sage serves 6.1 million customers worldwide. Sage and Intacct users can now expect a complete set of solutions for accounting needs of organizations of all sizes. This article will cover all you need to know about the Sage acquisition of Intacct.

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Hanna Kim
How to Prepare for Your First Financial Reporting Implementation

This article will discuss the process of preparing for a successful financial reporting implementation.

Image taken from Shutterstock.

Image taken from Shutterstock.

In the modern business realm, you cannot avoid financial reporting. Whether it is a homegrown Excel process, a legacy software program, an independent software vendor (ISV), or a native enterprise resource planning (ERP) report writer, every company is doing it. Investing in your first modern reporting tool typically means automated financial statements, accessible collaboration, modern security, and self-service analytics. Don’t worry if it sounds like gibberish to you. In this article, we will discuss preparing for your first reporting implementation so you are able to select the best reporting tool to navigate your organization in managing and analyzing data.

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Matthew Felzke
Ad Hoc Reporting and Analysis for Dynamics, SAP B1, and Other ERPs

Every once in a while, a company needs to answer a question that is outside the regular BI reporting done for performance management, and this is called ad hoc reporting.  This article will discuss the benefits of this functionality and what to look for in a solution to best meet your company’s needs.

Financial reporting is arguably the most utilized solution in the Business Intelligence (BI) world of analytics – and serves as a foundation for other functions, like data visualizations, budgeting and forecasting, and consolidations.  Generally speaking, financial reporting is analysis done in a comprehensive, routine manner to make sense of company data for better decision-making.  Ad hoc reporting and analysis zooms in for a more particular type of report.

Ad hoc refers to something done for a specific reason, so ad hoc reporting refers to a report that professionals need for a particular query.  Furthermore, ad hoc reports usually drill deeper or answer questions that the regular company-wide reports are not addressing.  Ad hoc reporting enables business users to seek answers to their own questions regarding company data, without interrupting or changing the course of organizational reporting permanently.  Because the data is coming from the same sources, the analysis is consistent and accurate, but much like project budgeting, questions and projects can arise outside of the standard, routine reporting that guides the overall course of the entire company – and different corporate cultures have different needs.

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Nils Rasmussen
Ad Hoc Reporting: A Powerful Self-Service BI Tool

Ad hoc reporting allows business and financial professionals to leverage self-service BI by easily building their own reports without extensive training. In less than an hour of training, users can learn how to use ad-hoc reporting to quickly answer their business questions.

With BI360’s Composer, part of BI360’s Reporting module, end users can access their information quickly and easily, and drill through report data for powerful information analysis. The layout of BI360 Composer is similar to MS Office, so it’s very intuitive for users.

The BI360 Composer ad-hoc query tool empowers anyone in your organization to access data in a structured and organized fashion, directly from your ERP, CRM or the BI360 Data Warehouse, to quickly answer those key questions when they need it!

In the following video, we cover real-world scenarios that demonstrate how BI360 Composer can help users increase their productivity, while decreasing their reliability on your IT department.


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