In this article, I’ll discuss Management Reporter as one of your financial reporting options, specifically regarding what it will cost you to implement and manage the tool, compared to other software.
Similar to most accounting systems, Microsoft Dynamics has an ecosystem of financial report writing options for their users ranging from built-in reporting functions in AX, GP, NAV, and SL to SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to Management Reporter (MR). This article will focus on MR, as a Microsoft product built to tackle financial report writing, with the goal of helping you to assess your particular Business Intelligence (BI) needs in order to understand if MR can help you achieve your goals.
First, let’s learn some MR history.
If you are looking for an upgrade in the financial reporting department, even if you are not currently utilizing FRX, there is a handful of aspects to consider. An obvious first stop for most of us is probably going to be cost. We are all generally working with a budget, so it will be important to weigh the price tag with the return on your investment. Next, you should look at the capabilities, regarding layout and printing, GL versus sub-ledger analytics, charting, available formatting, and how you can access your reports (Excel, web, and/or proprietary interfaces). Perhaps an obvious priority should be how easy-to-use the product is for business end users, so your team can fully control access, management, and analysis of their own information without IT’s involvement. You will want to weigh your options for integration, whether you can pull data
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