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[Video] BI360: Streamlining Budgeting and Forecasting
Does your current budgeting cycle consist of back-and-forth email threads with too many spreadsheets and broken links? Or is your time consumed by manually entering budgeting information into each account in your ERP solution? Once you have the numbers, is it challenging to make sense of all of it? If so, it’s time to graduate to consolidated budgeting and forecasting with BI360. BI360 Budgeting & Forecasting is an Excel add-in with powerful workflow, collaboration and security controls that is easy to use and provides a full look into your organization so you can be confident in the decisions you make.
Management Reporter Replacement: Moving to Next-Gen Reporting
Microsoft recently announced the end of future development for the Management Reporter tool in Dynamics GP. While you’ll still be able to use MR and receive basic support—it’s not recommended to stay with a solution that is no longer going to be updated or enhanced. The good news is that you can switch to a next-gen solution like Solver BI360, and actually gain enhanced capabilities and intelligence beyond MR’s financial reporting. Watch this video to get a better look at BI360’s powerful reporting module and how it’s the perfect replacement to Management Reporter.
[Video] What exactly is BI and Enterprise Reporting Budgeting?
There has been a lot of noise around BI. The advent of PowerBI and Azure Machine Learning coupled with the latest news around Management Reporter and Forecaster have added complexity to the ecosystem. A complexity that stands in the way of you and the tools you need to grow your business. The first half of this video will focus on clarifying the categories and identifying the latest business intelligence trends for Dynamics customers. The second half will introduce a product, Solver BI360, that addresses the data integration, reporting, budgeting and dashboarding component of BI.
Comparing Corporate Performance Management and Business Intelligence
The difference between Business intelligence (BI) and Corporate Performance Management (CPM) can often become muddled and confusing for businesses looking to choose the right solution for their reporting. While both are very closely intertwined, understanding the differences and similarities between the two is important to choosing the correct option for your business. In this blog, we will help to clear up the confusion between BI and CPM by addressing the similarities and differences between these two systems. BI Business Intelligence describes the technology used to gather and analyze data relevant to an enterprise in order to improve business decision making. This includes ad-hoc queries, OLAP (on-line analytical processing), scorecards and searches. BI can also be used for many types of visualizations such as dashboards, scorecards, and KPIs. While BI is graphically-oriented, it goes beyond just displaying data. BI can also allow users to drill down into a chart or report […]
Business Intelligence Semantic Model – Creating Your First Tabular Model Project – Part 2 of 2
This blog continues from where I left off in Part 1 – “Creating Your First Tabular Model”. As covered in part 1 you'll need to meet the following requirements in order to create your first new tabular model project: Have an instance of SQL Server 2012 running in Tabular mode. Have SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) – installed as part of SQL Server 2012. Microsoft provides different sample databases – the one I use in this blog is AdventureWorksDW2012 and can be found at http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/releases/view/55330. In part 1 of the blog series we created and deployed our tabular model using SQL Server Data Tools, and we created a simple report using Power View within Excel. It’s a simple report. A very simple report. As promised in the last blog, I’m going to show you how to enhance it with some created measures, and you’ll learn how to make […]