Hanna Kim
Manufacturing and Distribution Data Warehousing with Dynamics NAV

This article will explore the impact of a data warehouse solution for manufacturing and distribution companies using Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

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When it comes to making decisions within a company, data rules all. Organizations use data to set and meet goals in order to stay on budget. Data warehousing is a powerful solution to organize and strengthen Business Intelligence (BI) analyses. A data warehouse is a multi-dimensional database that can store a large amount of data, accumulated from a wide range of sources within a company and used to guide management decisions. They are not live, real-time integrations; therefore, the information in data warehouses can be used for scheduled budgeting, reporting, and dashboards or higher level performance data questions. They structure around the subject, so they focus the interaction through organizing by topic, such as customer, sales, or product. As a manufacturing or distribution NAV user, you may want to know the impact a data warehouse solution has for your company. In this article, I’ll go about explaining this solution for these two industries using NAV for managing data and analytics.

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Matthew Felzke
Building a Best-of-Breed Business Intelligence Solution for Sage 500

This article discusses independent software vendor tools that will turbo-charge data management and analyses for Sage 500 users wanting to build a best-of-breed solution.

Some Sage 500 users will probably always wonder why they would want or need to deploy independent software vendor (ISV) tool(s) on top of their accounting system.  This confusion is perhaps an obstacle for ISVs and a concern for some Sage 500 users.  There are a couple of clarifications that seem to organically come out of the conversation.  First, no ISV can create a tool that can be a solution for every single organizational hurdle.  A great example would be how competitive mobile device brands, like Apple or Android, provide their own native mapping applications, but still allow you to download an app from another manufacturer, which is similar to modern flexible enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, like Sage 500.  Because every organization using Sage 500 has particular objectives, specific budgeting requirements, and rules, the accounting system vary in how effective it is for each company.  ISV technologies enable organizations to customize their data management and analytics.

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Matthew Felzke
Useful Business Intelligence Add-on Products for Intacct

Independent software vendor (ISV) tools expand and streamline data management and analytics for Intacct users building best-of-breed Business Intelligence (BI) solutions.

One question that sometimes comes up in conversations with Intacct customers is related to confusion as to why you might need to deploy ISV tool(s) on top of the accounting system.  This is a small hurdle for ISVs as the confusion seems to quickly dissipate for the Intacct community.  First of all, no software solution, even as great as Intacct has proven to be, can answer to every single business-related analytical hurdle for every company.  A perfect example would be Apple offering their own native Maps applications on their iPhones, but still allowing consumers to install the Google Maps app, just as any modern flexible enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, like Intacct, does.  Because every organization who utilizes Intacct has particular objectives, specific planning needs and rules, the accounting system will differ in how sufficient of a solution it is for each corporation.  ISVs provide businesses the capability to customize their data management and analytics.

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Matthew Felzke
Business Intelligence for Sage X3

This article discusses Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for a best-of-breed Sage X3 experience that delivers complete insight through reporting and analytics.

Today’s business world requires that our processes and technological tools be accessible and flexible.  Mobile Business Intelligence (BI) applications are one example of precisely how third party software vendors are answering consumers’ calls for solutions that can keep up with the fast pace of the international marketplace, including financial reporting, data management, and analytics for Sage X3 customers.  Nowadays, you should be investing in and depending on BI tools that are flexible enough for your organization regarding how you access your transactional and operational data for more efficient, richer decision-making, no matter if you’re on the road or in the office.  Independent software vendors (ISVs) are producing BI tools with this flexibility built right in to improve the end user experience.

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Matthew Felzke
Let’s Talk about OLAP Cubes

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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Matthew Felzke
Business Intelligence for Acumatica

In this article, Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for your Acumatica ERP system will be explored and discussed in depth as a consumer guide.

Today’s business world basically requires that our processes and technology platforms be accessible and flexible, and mobile applications are also showing up on the market more and more as an example of how successfully independent software vendors (ISVs) have responded to consumer requests to stay up to date with the fast pace of the international corporate realm, including data management, analyses, and reporting for Acumatica users.  Today, you should depend on BI tools that are flexible enough for your team in terms of accessing operational and transactional data for more informed, faster decision-making, whether you are working remotely or in the office.  ISVs are answering this consumer call for a focus on flexibility in BI solutions.

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Matthew Felzke
Financial Consolidations for Professional Services with Acumatica

This article will cover the financial consolidation process, specifically features and functionalities of modern tools for Professional Services organizations using Acumatica.

There’s a population of Professional Services organizations who are using Acumatica to manage a parent company financial portfolio for a number of subsidiaries.  Aggregation of multiple entities’ financial data, at times with different currencies, can be challenging without modern consolidation software.  Since data continues to become bigger in size and meaning for decision-making, more executives are looking for the right solution to empower business end users to consolidate information in a unified set of financial statements.  This article will discuss your options for easy-to-use, powerful financial consolidations with Acumatica, specifically for Professional Services organizations who need a modern software solution.

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Matthew Felzke
Useful Business Intelligence Add-on Products for SAP Business One

This article will discuss the third party offerings that will expand data management and analytics for SAP B1 users seeking best-of-breed corporate performance management.

A question I run into regularly has to do with SAP Business One users wondering why you might need to implement independent software vendor (ISV) software in addition to the accounting system.  It is always interesting to discuss this concern, maybe as a hurdle for ISVs, but a legitimate confusion for some SAP B1 customers.  A couple recurring clarifications tend to naturally surface.  Firstly, no software manufacturer can produce a technology that solves every single organizational problem.  For example, Apple iPhones offer the built-in Maps application, but still allow users to download Google Maps, just like any of today’s flexible accounting systems, like SAP B1.  Since every company who uses SAP B1 has specific goals, particular budgeting requisites, and rules, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system will vary in effectiveness for each organization.  ISVs offer corporations the ability to personalize their data management and analyses.

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Matthew Felzke
Business Intelligence for Sage 300

This article will explore Business Intelligence (BI) software for an expanded, modern Sage 300 experience to provide comprehensive reporting and analysis.

The modern business culture insists that our procedures and software solutions be flexible and accessible, and the mobile platforms that are rolling out are just one example of exactly how independent software vendors (ISVs) are responding to consumer demands to keep up with the on-the-go nature of the global corporate scene, including data management, reporting and analyses for Sage 300 customers.  These days, you should be relying on BI software that is flexible enough for your company in regard to accessibility of your operational and transactional information for smarter, quicker decision-making, whether you are working in the office or remotely.  Third party software manufacturers are responding to this user experience need for more flexibility in BI tools.

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Matthew Felzke
Best Report Writers for SAP Business One

In this article, today’s best features and functionalities of independent financial reporting software vendor offerings for SAP Business One users will take center stage.

If you don’t have a dynamic, modern financial reporting tool, you are practically treading water in today’s business world of data management and analytics, instead of fully competing in your sector.  This article will discuss your options for features and functionalities that third party solutions are offering, so you have a head start in your search for the best report writer for your SAP Business One (SAP B1) ERP system.

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