Reporting Wars Tale of the Tape- Business Analyzer

One August 7th, SBS Group will present a comparison between several of the best information reporting tools in the SL-featured webinar, Reporting Wars. Today we take a look at the Business Analyzer, a feature created to focus on for accessing reports and sharing information, presented by Dynamics University:

The Business Analyzer is a dashboard tool introduced with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2. With this cool little dashboard application, more than 260 KPIs and reports included with Microsoft Dynamics SL are now viewable by non-Microsoft Dynamics SL users. This can be installed on any users’ computer to allow them to view their own financial news feed. If one statistic catches the eye, users can drill into the report and look at the raw data.

Recently, Microsoft made an enhanced version of the Business Analyzer application available on the Windows Store for the Surface tablet and the Windows 8 phone. This version has more functionality than available with the basic version and is installed with Microsoft Dynamics SL. It adds touch-screen navigation and more appealing layout for graphs. The basic version displays one report at a time and serves up a new report every five to sixty minutes. The enhanced version allows the layout of several graphs in one screen and click-on graphs to enlarge and scroll through the reports.

The Business Analyzer feature works great for providing information in real time and, if you use Microsoft Lync, the analyzer also works as a great collaboration tool by connecting to co-workers to view reports together. It allows you to define a set number of users that can view each report to provide each team with the information that they need, without extraneous data. The main goal is provide management a better understanding for what is happening on a day-to-day basis within the company.

Make sure to take a look at these features during the Reporting Wars webinar and contact SBS Group for all of your Microsoft Dynamics needs. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and for additional discussions make sure to join our LinkedIn Group.

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