Navigating the Sea of Emerging Reporting Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP
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:
1. Financial Reporting Tools. These tools allow the creation of reports designed to show your company's financial performance during any given period. Financial reporting tools work by interacting directly with the GL tables. Examples of such reports include the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow reports.