Matthew Felzke
Financial Reporting for Microsoft Dynamics GP

It is imperative to have a head start in understanding the features and functionalities of financial report writers for Microsoft Dynamics GP, so you can adequately modernize and streamline your reporting processes.

In today’s business world, a modern financial reporting tool is vital in order to use the increasingly large amounts of data to make informed decisions about the future of your company.  However, the number of options for professionals can be overwhelming, especially on top of the growing list of responsibilities we have to complete to remain competitive.  This article will explore and discuss features and functionalities for your consideration when looking to upgrade your report writing tool for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

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Matthew Felzke
Five Options for Replacing FRx…and Management Reporter is Only One of Them!

Finding a replacement for the retired FRx report writer can be frustrating and overwhelming, but for good reason.  This article will discuss five financial reporting tools as a way to explore the today’s solutions to meet your company’s modern BI needs.

Some people might think the topic of FRx’s retirement is old news – and they would not be wrong.  However, for several years, finance teams around the globe have relied on Microsoft’s free financial report writer, so the transition to a new tool has been slow and in some cases, resistant.  There is an ecosystem of third party products that support professionals by hopefully making Microsoft Dynamics a best-of-breed solution by offering what the accounting system cannot.  Additionally, as the years fly by, technology and the independent software vendors (ISVs) that manufacture Business Intelligence (BI) products continue to evolve at record speeds to meet customer demands for intuitive, powerful, business user friendly solutions.

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Matthew Felzke
Convert FRx Reports to Management Reporter or Look for Alternative Options?

Now that Microsoft has retired FRx, report conversions have become a checklist item for replacing the retired financial report writer.  This article will discuss FRx report conversions and the third party reporting tools offering FRx upgrades.

The era of FRx is over – and has officially been over for a little while.  On this blog, I have written about how to replace the Microsoft financial report writer – and the costs associated with that task.  But now, as companies are moving away from FRx, replacing it with Microsoft’s successor, Management Reporter (MR), or even already replacing MR, there is a demand for converting the financial reports created in FRx to the selected new solution.  Logically, some software manufacturers anticipated this and produced a conversion tool, ensuring that the transition in reporting is more automated.  However, as some companies may still be procrastinating with replacing FRx, there is probably a general confusion about options to make this upgrade.  In this article, I’m going to discuss the routes for FRx conversion, so that if you haven’t participated in this important task or have moved on, but still holding on to FRx because you don’t know how to convert your old reports, you will be aware of your options.

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Let’s first tackle MR since I know a lot of people went to Microsoft’s replacement, probably by default.  If you are in this boat, you might already know that MR comes with automatic conversions of FRx reports.  MR is the follow up to FRx, and the two products are very similar, with perhaps the main exception being an updated main user menu and some minor feature enhancements (and loss of certain features), so this conversion is not necessarily rocket science.  However, the real frustration with MR is the all too familiar limited features and functionalities.  It is still a proprietary interface, so the familiarity of Excel is not there.  The conversions assist this update, but MR is arguably not much of an upgrade with only providing basic GL reporting, but you can feel pretty confident that your FRx reports will come with you using this financial report writer.

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