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This article will tackle budgeting, forecasting, and modelling for projects, using Microsoft Dynamics NAV with third party budgeting solutions.

You can go ahead and nod your head in agreement when I say that financial planning is such an essential element of corporate performance management (CPM).  Sometimes, the caliber of your planning processes can mean life or death for enterprises, particularly in the context of the all too recent recession.  Company-wide planning processes are generally routine and almost always require multiple moving pieces to bring together actual transactional figures and projections for the upcoming planning period.  Alternatively, there are times when an organization or a consultant has to budget for a particular task or project.  Whether you are a project manager overseeing multiple projects, a consultant tracking your billable hours, or a freelance professional crafting a bid for a job, project budgeting then is an important Business Intelligence (BI) term in your role.
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This article will discuss the necessity of powerful financial consolidation tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP customers who manage parent company portfolios, while exploring key features and functionalities.

Plenty of Microsoft Dynamics GP customers are managing the financials of a parent company, with multiple subsidiaries.  Combining organizational information from more than one company, sometimes with diverse currencies, can be tedious without a modern financial report writer and consolidations solution.  Data continues to grow in size – and in significance, regarding decision-making for the future of a company.  Executive teams are thus shopping around for an easy-to-use tool for the regular hurdle of aggregating data into unified financial statements.  If you’re a Dynamics GP user who is charged with consolidating subsidiary company data, this article will highlight the few options you have that combine power, modernity, and business user friendliness.
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This article will answer your questions about data warehouses for Microsoft Dynamics AX, so you can make a decision about what your best options are for your organization.

Because data is a buzzword in the business world, it follows that data warehouses are going to be relevant by proxy.  But the who, what, when, where, why, and how questions quickly surface for a lot of us because first of all, what are we picturing here?  Is it an actual physical storage space, like an external hard drive?  Who manages it?  When should we be considering an investment in such a device?  Where is it staged?  Why would we need one?  And how do we deploy a data warehouse?  For Dynamics AX customers, these might be questions you have – and there might be other outlying confusions and curiosities that need answered before any action can be taken.  This article will explore the details of data warehousing for Microsoft Dynamics AX customers, including the key features, so you can understand your team’s specific data warehousing needs now or in the future.
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Business intelligence data stores can be a foundation for your data management and analysis workflow.  This article will discuss options for Microsoft Dynamics users.

Today’s corporate decision-making is all about data: operations, transactions, and more that a company manages and analyzes to understand the best way to move forward competitively.  Keeping and utilizing data is more than a breadcrumb trail or a narrative of where a company has been – it helps to formulate the future.  But without a proper education on Business Intelligence (BI) data stores, understanding your options can be challenging.  There are just a few options, but they are distinct in functionality, and based on your particular needs within and around your Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience, one data store might be the only option you and your team can manage.  This article will discuss the top two options for data storage for implementation with Dynamics NAV: OLAP Cubes versus Data Warehouse.
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This article will explore the options you have for powerful, ultra-modern financial reporting functionality to accelerate your Microsoft Dynamics NAV experience.

As arguably the most popular facet of Business Intelligence, financial reporting continues to evolve for the modern business world.  Microsoft Dynamics NAV users are probably aware that, like most accounting systems, NAV offers a built-in report designer, simply called Report Designer.  While some organizations can effectively analyze the data they manage and analyze to make decisions by using Report Designer, the tool is limited in its efficacy for most companies of a healthy size.  This article will discuss and zoom in on the options you have for powerful, modern financial reporting for Dynamics NAV, with a specific focus on key feature and functionality considerations you should evaluate before investing in a solution.
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Automation is the functionality that makes all modern BI features that much more valuable.  This article will discuss automated budgeting and reporting for Dynamics NAV as a way to more efficiently analyze company data, so you can get to the other tasks on your plate.

Articles about reporting and budgeting for Microsoft Dynamics NAV are all over the place – in print, on LinkedIn, in search results.  In fact, I have written about reporting and budgeting, specifically for Dynamics NAV, on this blog before.  I would imagine that someone who reads these articles might have a subconscious response to the authors: “Maybe you think that generating reports and putting together budgets – and reading about them – is all I do for a living.”  If this is the case, I understand the sentiment.
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As a Dynamics NAV user, you should know the functionalities and key features of modern financial reporting tools available on the market today so that you can select the best tool to enhance Dynamics NAV and meet your Business Intelligence needs by generating sophisticated analytical reports.

In today’s business culture, a powerful financial reporting solution is vital for any organization that is dedicated to developing into a competitive, well established corporation.  This article will explore the variety of options and available features, so that you can select the best financial reporting tool to meet your company or finance team’s needs and goals using Microsoft Dynamics NAV as the core data source.
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