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With Long List of New Benefits, Microsoft Set to Launch Management Reporter 2012

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

Microsoft is set to release Management Reporter 2012, the latest version of its financial reporting and analysis solution for Microsoft Dynamics ERP, and with Convergence 2012 just around the corner, financial reporting experts are eagerly awaiting  the chance to learn about the latest capabilities.

Management Reporter replaces Microsoft FRx and has been adding new features aimed at improving functionality and performance beyond its predecessor. It's launch date is in the March 2012-April 2012 timeframe.  The Microsoft Dynamics Corporate Performance Management blog has been busy highlighting individual features of the new release for about two months.

Management Reporter 2012 aims to offer have more flexibility to designing reports. It also enables collaboration with co-workers, auditors and others during the design, distribution and viewing processes. And the solution offers a deeper integration with Microsoft Dynamics ERP systems, including drilling back to the Dynamics ERP data.

Char Gust, a Microsoft group program manager, who focuses on Management Reporter, outlined some of the new and enhanced features in Management Reporter 2012 at a recent online meeting of the Microsoft Dynamics GP User Group.

One of the enhanced features offered by Management Reporter 2012 is the Interactive Report Viewing, which is designed to improve the report viewing experience.

"We tried to make the report viewing process more collaborative and more useful for the person consuming the report," she said.

The Interactive Report Viewer lets users:

  • Attach comments to important rows in a report version that other people can also see. ...

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.