If you’re like most companies, you rely on multiple data sources, each with different reporting tools to manage company information and analysis processes, but you need to bring together all of that data for richer analytics. This article will discuss data warehouses as the solution.
Almost all companies of any size are relying on multiple data sources for company information, such as an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Payroll, and vertical industry systems, perhaps as well as data sitting in manual spreadsheets. Even if you have a great accounting system report designer or pre-built online analytical processing (OLAP) cubes as one of your data sources, one of the biggest ways for management to make sound business decisions requires the ability to utilize financial reports and/or dashboards to look across all of your company information. Unfortunately, each of the data sources or systems typically have their own unique BI tools. And that’s where a data warehouse comes into the equation, likely solving this prevalent business problem. This article will discuss the benefits of a data warehouse (DW) as a solution to data management with a Microsoft SQL Server.
When it comes to financial reporting for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, the most practical element to look for to meet company needs, besides ease of use, is flexibility. This article will explore and discuss the most important features to look for in a modern financial reporting solution for your Dynamics NAV experience.
As the marketplace settles into a new normal as both increasingly more global and consumer-driven, flexibility becomes extremely valuable. When I say flexibility, I’m referring to accessibility and mobility of your company data that you use to make informed decisions about developing your business for future success and brand growth. In addition to Microsoft’s own efforts, independent software vendors (ISVs) are striving to provide NAV customers with superior reporting capabilities, therefore also understanding the need to access the information that moves a company forward. This direct experience and understanding has driven some third party software manufacturers to produce financial reporting tools with a focus on flexible accessibility for Dynamics NAV users. Continue reading →