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This article will discuss the topic of security in the Cloud and web-based technology world, specifically for modern, powerful Business Intelligence software.

It seems like a truly endless list of elements to consider when shopping for the best Business Intelligence (BI) software to help you achieve dynamic analytics.  However, as technology in general moves to the Cloud and/or web-based platforms, with BI tools following suit, one aspect has always stood out as a leading concern for consumer.  This concern has relaxed over time, but security seems like a sensible question mark because we have traditionally worked with platforms that we can manage on-premises.  And while security is still an issue with on-premises solutions, perhaps the tangibility and possession of the solution makes us feel more comfortable – or maybe it’s just the newness of Cloud computing and web-based technology.  This article will approach the topic of security head on, specifically with a focus on Cloud and web-based BI solutions.
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In this article, I will discuss modern Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for an accelerated SAP Business One data management and analysis experience.

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.
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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 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.
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Automating Business Intelligence (BI) processes, such as reporting and budgeting, increases the value of your investment in a modern tool.  This article discusses today’s automation options for SAP Business One.

Reporting and budgeting are popular article topics for SAP Business One users, whether it is in print, on social media, or blogs.  On this blog, I have covered reporting and budgeting, zooming in on options for SAP B1.  At this point, you probably think that writers of these articles assume that all you do in your role is build financial reports and manage budgets – and spend the rest of the time reading about these processes.  If you feel this way, I get that.
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This article will explore the flexibility and familiarity of easy-to-use, modern Excel-powered financial report writers, so you can get a head start in upgrading your data management and analysis processes.

Financial reporting is arguably the premier tool in the world of Business Intelligence (BI).  For SAP Business One (SAP B1) users, this process can be repetitive, tedious, limiting, and mind-numbing, depending on the software you rely on to put together financial statements.  Data management and analysis is a big task that only gets bigger every year as types and amounts of information continue to grow.  The larger the amount of data and the more diverse the types, the richer the analytics that can inform stronger decisions and strategies for the future of your company.  In this article, I’m going to discuss the power, flexibility and business user friendliness of today’s best Excel-based financial report writers for SAP B1 customers.
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This article will discuss accelerated, streamlined ways to organize your data in modern multi-tab reports with powerful third party financial reporting tools, like BI360.

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Senior Consultant at Solver, Stephanie Gamber, after her popular session at the Annual BI360 User Conference, Focus 2014.  Gamber presented on the topic of multi-tab Excel reports, an extremely relevant activity to accountants and CFOs as corporations grow in locations, divisions, or departments.  The traditional way of building multi-tab Excel reports can be nearly unmanageable or inaccessible based on the vast size, depending on the number and/or type of tabs that you might employ to break down your data for different analytics.  This article will zoom in on the limitations of traditional multi-tab reporting and the powerful options you have for more streamlined financial statement generation.
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This article will contribute to the conversation regarding third party budgeting and forecasting tools and their key features and functionalities for SAP Business One. Unless you are a part of the special interest population of people that enjoys budgeting, it’s safe to say that budgeting and forecasting are probably some of the most dreaded business […]

This article will discuss and explore the key features and functionalities of modern financial consolidations tools for SAP Business One users.

If you are one of the many SAP Business One (SAP B1) users managing the transactional and operational information for more than one subsidiary as part of a parent company, then you know the financial consolidation process can be tedious, depending on the tool you are using.  Logistically, it can be a nightmare without an ultra-modern, powerful financial reporting and consolidations solution.  This article will focus on your options for an easy-to-use, robust financial consolidation tool to streamline your SAP B1 experience.
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Solver, Inc. hosted their Annual User Conference, Focus, in sunny Marina del Rey, and it was a huge success, with a bigger registration and more info-packed sessions than last year.

As a first time participant in Solver’s annual user conference, Focus, held in Marina del Rey, California, I am pleased to report that it was a huge success.  Partners and customers alike turned out in record numbers to sell out the conference.  Focus 2014 was truly bigger and better than last year in another way: the Solver team added a whole day of sessions dedicated to partner enablement to discuss sales, marketing, and the roadmap for the future of BI360.  My favorite part of the experience was the sense of community built through the networking nature of the conference.  Partners and customers were able to connect and put faces to names and e-mail addresses, with each other as well as with the Solver team.
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