Financial Reporting

SRS: Not Just Another Acronym – One of Microsoft’s Best Applications

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SRS) is a report writer that comes with the Microsoft SQL Server Database. That’s great, but with Crystal Reports and other reporting tools, why would anyone care to have another report writer?  At The TM Group, a Gold Certified Microsoft Dynamics partner Michigan,  we make sure our clients understand that for …

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New Acronym, IFRS, and What Compliance Means to My Business

I’m not a trained financial type but I continue to hear about IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) accounting and how it will change your business. In a nutshell,  globalization forces commonality with accounting rules. It’s all about standardization. GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) has been dethroned. Ten Minutes on Transitioning to IFRS . All US …

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Business Intelligence – What Is Going On Out there?

Sales “what if” scenarios and inventory relationships are typical uses of analytics. To me, BI encompasses reporting, analytics, the tools to create reporting/analytics and the techniques to gather data and disseminate in various formats.

Extending Reports in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) offers a variety of reporting features that help small and mid-size businesses slice and dice financial and operational data.  However, we often hear from our customers that they want to modify reports beyond the out-of-the-box report writer functions, like adding parameters or sections.  Or, they want to extend Dynamics GP …

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CFO Alliance Starts Chapter in Connecticut with a Strict Velvet Rope Policy

The CFO Alliance started in 2007 in Philadelphia as an exclusive peer membership group where senior financial executives could come together to discuss the issues that keep them up at night without being “sold to" or “networked with”.  The PA chapter has about 350 members and the Connecticut chapter had its first breakfast meeting last …

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Take your pick with report writing in Microsoft Dynamics GP

I've been working with Dynamics GP for over 10 years....certainly not as long as some of you, but more than some. I've watched reporting develop in GP from the heritage text output(greenbar?) to the now graphical reporting found in Excel and Microsoft SQL Reporting Services. Now, when I say reports, I'm talking about printing something. …

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Take the Mystery Out of Reporting with Microsoft Dynamics GP Reporting Tools

In today's business environment, it's critical to have up-to-date information to make informed business decisions. Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains) has a large number of pre-formatted reports for comprehensive reporting and analysis. Below is a highlight of Microsoft Dynamics GP reporting tools recently discussed at a Microsoft Dynamics Reporting Tools Workshop hosted by InterDyn …

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Better Information = Stronger Company in Tough Economy

In an economic downturn, there's little margin for error. Having access to the right information and predicting demand, can mean the difference between success and failure. When the market is down the value of data becomes more important - Which products actually do provide our profits? What customers and locations are driving the most revenue? …

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Business intelligence – its contagious!

Like many of you, the (rapidly?) spreading H1N1 (swine) flu virus has captured my attention these past few weeks.  World health organizations are gathering and analyzing data at breakneck speeds in order to gain the upper hand and prevent these outbreaks from becoming a full blown pandemic.  Easy accessibility to timely and reliable information is …

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