Navigating the Sea of Emerging Reporting Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP

May 25 2008

Long gone are the days when all you could cheer for was Report Writer and Advanced Financial Analysis. Now, your colleagues seem to be talking sophistication: FRx, Crystal Reports, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SmartLists. You may wonder how it is that time went by so quickly and how you missed the boat.

In this article, I explain the most important tools that have emerged over the last couple years, in terms of where each stands in the reporting spectrum.

Reporting tools are divided into three categories:

About Mariano Gomez

Mariano Gomez is a Microsoft MVP, PMP and EVP for Midmarket Solutions at Intelligent Partnerships, LLC. He is the original developer of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Spanish release for Latin America and has been consulting and implementing technology solutions for organizations across the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America for the last 20 years. Mariano holds an MIS degree from the University of Phoenix.

About Intelligent Partnerships, LLC

With over 150 years of combined management and technology consulting experience, Intelligent Partnerships skillfully partners with organizations to solve complex problems, boost operating performance and maximize value for stakeholders. 

A leading global professional services firm, Intelligent Partnerships draws on its deep operational and technical competencies to help companies across industries improve operating and financial performance.  Whether serving as business advisors or in interim leadership roles during periods of change or transition, our professionals take early and quick action in delivering measurable and sustainable impact to both top and bottom lines with a persistent focus on accelerated value creation and precise execution. Locations: Atlanta, United States; London, United Kingdom; and Dublin, Ireland.

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mpolino's picture

Nice coverage of the tools Mariano. I would also add Excel. With the new reporting tools pieces for Excel 2007 built into GP and the additional Excel items being added to Smartlist Builder with SP2, Excel has become a solid, supported, reporting option for GP. Other than that, I think you really nailed them all. Mark

hupton73's picture

Nice recap. I was at Convergence and got an overview of a lot of these products. It is nice to see a concise listing here. I put in my session eval that I would have liked something like this avaiable during that week. Nice job! Heather Upton, Davenport, iA