SAP Business One retired XL Reporter to focus on Crystal Reports, causing plenty of SAP users to look for alternatives.  This article will discuss powerful, easy to use financial reporting options.

More SAP Business One (SAP B1) customers than ever are looking for a true replacement for XL Reporter (XLR) – and I’m not talking about Crystal Reports.  SAP B1 has a passionate population of users that are loyal and invested in their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.  This user group is at a crossroads of sorts, with SAP more recently discontinuing the Excel-powered financial reporting tool, XLR, and shifting to Crystal Reports because of acquisitions.
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With SAP Business One retiring XL Reporter and focusing on Crystal Reports, a lot of B1 customers are looking elsewhere for a modern, powerful, and easy-to-use financial report writer.  This article explores the features and functionalities of a few solutions on the market to understand the options to replace XLR.

As I spend more time in the Business Intelligence realm, I keep meeting more and more SAP Business One (SAP B1) customers.  It is a relatively small, but definitely mighty community of users that are passionate about their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.  However, this community is dealing with a shift when it comes to Business Intelligence (BI), specifically when it comes to financial report writing.  SAP recently decided to discontinue their Excel-based reporting tool, XL Reporter (XLR), in somewhat of a confusing move because it is fairly young and seemingly beloved by its customer base.
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