There are numerous Business Intelligence tools on the market to enhance Microsoft Dynamics SL. This article will highlight key features and functions to consider when investing in a BI solution.
The Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics solutions market continued to grow in 2013, up 8% to a total of $14.4 billion from 2012, according to Gartner. It is a relatively gradual growth, but the development is steady – and it makes sense. More than ever, analytics are informing corporate decision-makers how to best move the company forward from real-time, monthly, quarterly, project-specific, beyond the General Ledger (GL) and fiscal perspectives. The corporate world is shifting from IT-managed reporting, budgeting, and data storage to business user friendly, powerful BI software that takes Enterprise Resource Planning systems like Microsoft Dynamics SL, to new heights of analysis and planning.
Microsoft Dynamics SL is an established accounting product, around for a couple decades and acquired by Microsoft in the early 2000’s. There are approximately 12,000 customers around the globe, and that number will continue to grow under the Microsoft umbrella. That all said, Dynamics SL users do not have their heads in the sand. The growing world of BI solutions offer a variety of options to make the most of Dynamics SL through data analysis and planning for the future. Namely, the BI marketplace offers reporting, budgeting, dashboards, and data storage options. This article will discuss the feature and functionality offerings for Dynamics SL users in the current landscape of BI solutions.