Choose Wisely: Which Microsoft Dynamics GP Reporting Tool is Right for the Job?


Dynamics GP users suffer from a pretty nice problem to have: an overload of reporting options. The suite of available reporting tools for Dynamics GP includes Report Writer, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), SmartLists with SmartList Builder, Excel Reports with Excel Report Builder, Crystal Reports, FRx, Management Reporter, Analysis Cubes for Excel and all of those ISV solutions promising to make reporting easier. Whew! Users are left wondering which reporting tool to use. I thought that I would try to help by laying out where I think the tools fit. Admittedly there is some overlap and with that overlap there is room for a company to simply define the preferred tool for a specific need.

In my mind the preferred tools break down like this:


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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics GP and the Director of Client Services for Fastpath. He is author or coauthor of five books on Microsoft Dynamics GP. Mark has been working with Dynamics GP and its predecessors since 1999. He is a Florida licensed CPA and holds an MBA from Rollins College.

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