Business Intelligence and Reporting
While Microsoft includes a comprehensive suite of reports and a report writing tool in each of their ERP products, many clients look to specialist applications to extend upon this native functionality. Whether from the Microsoft stable or developed by a 3rd party, Dialog offers a number of mature options that can provide:
• Enhanced graphical representation of data
• A familiar Excel based environment in which to develop custom reports
• Development of budget and forecast models blending data derived from the ERP and external sources. An example of this is statistical information not housed in the ERP
• Distribution of reports to non ERP users
• Automated publishing of board reports in templated Word or PowerPoint formats
Power BI – Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that deliver insights throughout your organization. Connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep, and drive ad hoc analysis. Produce beautiful reports, then publish them for your organization to consume on the web and across mobile devices. Everyone can create personalized dashboards with a unique, 360-degree view of their business. And scale across the enterprise, with governance and security built-in. Being a Microsoft product, integration with the Dynamics suite of business applications is a given, and Power BI dashboards can be incorporated into every user’s Work Space/Role Centre in contemporary versions of Microsoft’s ERP products.
Jet Reports – When Jet reports first came to market in 2002 they offered a flexible report writing tool for Navision, based on the trusted and familiar Excel user interface. Since this point the Jet product range has grown to now offer custom reporting, BI and analytics solutions for all Dynamics ERP products, delivered on the cloud. Pre-built reports, dashboards, cubes, automated data warehousing and an intuitive design means rapid time-to-value. And by using the familiar Excel user interface, Jet reduces the time it takes for your staff to maximize productivity.
Adaptive Insights – Adaptive Insights does not just offer an easy to use web based reporting tool, but an incredibly powerful planning solution to better manage the budgeting and forecasting process. The biggest challenge facing organizations today is keeping up, and quickly responding, to change. In a world of constant change, one thing remains constant for finance teams—the need for accurate, agile planning and forecasting. Active planning gives you the power to better manage your business, by analysing and understanding historical performance to inform and predict future performance. An active planning process is the key to accurate, agile plans that help drive business growth.