This article will discuss your software choices for budgeting and forecasting tools that streamline and turbo charge your planning processes and Sage 300 experience.

Regardless of whether it is budgeting, forecasting, or modeling for your company, you will need actual historical numbers and projections, so you can craft a strategy to overcome obstacles and maximize opportunities in upcoming months, quarters, and years.  There are a number of software solutions for Sage 300 customers that dramatically expand your budgeting abilities, whether you design something yourself, rely on native Sage 300 capabilities or a third party budgeting tool.  I will lay out some of your best options in this article for today’s budgeting, forecasting, and modeling with Sage 300 data.
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Independent budgeting software vendors (ISVs) are bringing more business user friendly, secure, and powerful tools to market for Sage 300 users.  This article will discuss the features and functionalities of the best planning tools for Sage 300.

Budgeting is such an important task that also tends to be logistically challenging because we’re used to manually linking spreadsheets together, but there’s good news.  Third party software vendors are producing smarter, streamlined tools for today’s budgeting and forecasting needs.  If you’re like most companies, you are outgrowing the homegrown, manual Excel budgeting processes, so it might be time to look at your ISV planning solution options for upgrading your budgets and forecasts.  The premier modern planning tools empower you to organize secure teamwork, distributing ownership to contributors and less mess as a budget manager.
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This article will discuss the details of the Business Intelligence technology event of the summer, #BI360Focus15, hosted August 25th-27th, 2015 by Solver, Inc. in Marina del Rey, California.

Man, times flies, doesn’t it?  Microsoft Convergence, Intacct and Acumatica events were only a short while ago, yet seem like so far back, especially because of the work the conferences set in motion, the new collaborations, and other Business Intelligence (BI) events that have taken place in the meantime.  User conferences for Sage and SAP Business One are also coming up very soon.  Just like that, it is officially summer, and our calendars begin to fill up with meetings, events, family vacations, planning sessions for the second half of 2015, etc.  As we all start to solidify our itineraries for the summer, this article will discuss the premier BI event of the season, BI360 Focus 2015, Solver’s annual partner and user conference.  As a second time attendee of BI360 Focus, I will share the insights I gained from last year – and the inside scoop on what to expect this year.
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This article will discuss your options for modern dashboard solutions you can utilize for upgrading your Sage 300 analytics experience with data visualizations.

This probably won’t be shocking news to you: dashboards are the #1 priority in the Business Intelligence (BI) software marketplace for CFOs, according to a recent Gartner study on Financial Executive International CFO Technology.  It made perfect sense to me.  In today’s business culture, professionals at all levels of your organization should have access to data analyses for richer, more informed decision-making.  Data visualizations are brains and beauty, delivering exactly that.
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This article will discuss the best modern financial reporting and consolidation solutions, zooming in on essential features and functionalities that can upgrade your Sage 300 parent company financial processes.

There are plenty of Sage 300 customers who are overseeing the financial portfolios of parent companies with multiple subsidiaries.  Consolidating company data from more than one entity, sometimes with distinct currencies, can be a challenge without a powerful financial consolidation solution to sit on top of Sage 300 and any other ERP system that may be used within your enterprise.  Data is only going to grow in size and significance in corporate decision-making processes.  That’s why more executive teams are seeking the best tool to enable their business end users to aggregate information in a unified set of financial statements.  This article will focus on your software options for the Sage 300 customer who would like to achieve modern, powerful, and user friendly financial consolidations.  For fast growing companies, a good reporting and consolidation solution might have the additional advantage of extending the life of your Sage 300 implementation.
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This article is all about the modern feature and functionality offerings of third party financial reporting tools for Sage 300 customers.

Without a powerful, intuitive financial report writer, you have got to just be surviving in the modern business era of data management and analysis, instead of thriving in your industry.  In this article, I’m going to explore your options and functionalities that you can find in a variety of independent software vendor (ISV) solutions, so you are that much closer to implementing the right reporting tool for your Sage 300 Business Intelligence (BI) processes.
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This article will discuss what to expect, what is up and coming, and what will rule in the business world, with a specific focus on the Business Intelligence processes our finance and executive teams will continue to be charged with improving in 2015.

I don’t know if you feel like this, but the new year came and went so quickly, and here we are in the second half of January.  We’re not only back in the swing of things, but business is racing as usual.  Sometimes, it seems as if we can get lost in the hustle of catching up from the holidays, preparing for the next big event, and/or traveling to visit a customer or partner.  But improving processes and staying competitive and connected to the industry, including trends and trajectories for the business world, is still on your to-do list.  This article will zoom in on the top trends for business and specifically performance management, so your company can be in front of developments and evolutions for financial reporting, budgeting, data visualizing, and data warehousing processes.
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This article will go about explaining the impact of data warehousing for Sage 300, so that you and your team can get a head start figuring out the best modern solution for your company.

Since data is such an important topic in the world of business, it makes sense that data warehouses are going to be prominent by association.  However, questions of who, what, when, where, why, and how rapidly start to pile up for most of us because firstly, what do data warehouses even look like?  Are they tangible, physical items where you can store files, like an external hard drive?  Who maintains them?   When should we be investing in a data warehouse?  Where are they hosted?  Why do we need one?  And how do we get started with our data warehouse?  For Sage 300 customers, maybe these questions have crossed your mind – and perhaps there are other confusing elements that you would like addressed before understanding whether or not you even need a data warehouse.  In this article, I will answer some of the main questions Sage 300 customers might have, so you can comprehend the key features and functionalities in order to pinpoint your team’s data warehousing needs.
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