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.
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.
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.
Today’s business world requires that our processes and our technology be flexible, and the several emerging mobile interfaces are Exhibit A for accommodating the on-the-go nature of global corporate culture. And this includes data management and analytics for the SAP Business One customer base. Today, you should have BI tools that meet your company’s needs for flexibility in accessing your transactional and operational data for richer, faster decision-making, whether you are in the office or not. Independent software vendors (ISVs) are answering this call for more flexible BI solutions.
This article will discuss the brand new product category of web-based financial reporting portals for SAP Business One customers as a solution to multiple business problems.
A major evolution in the Business Intelligence (BI) marketplace, particularly for financial reporting, is starting to make ripples, and you should be in the know. Broadly speaking, this evolution is a response to multiple organizational workflow problems, with a focus on business user friendliness, flexible access, and collaboration. More specifically, SAP Business One (SAP B1) users should pay attention to web-based report libraries as they will create a new normal of streamlined, modern, and easy-to-use platform for next level financial reporting. As all kinds of software continue to migrate to web interfaces, so has the BI realm. In this article, I will explore the new product category emerging for SAP B1 customers – and the modern business problems solved by a web-based reporting and dashboards with collaborative features for discussion and analysis.