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Microsoft Releases Management Reporter 2012 for Dynamics ERP Financial Reporting

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

In a blog post this past weekend, Microsoft Corp. announced the release of Management Reporter 2012 for Microsoft Dynamics ERP, its next generation financial reporting tool.

Many Dynamics partners who have already seen Management Reporter 2012 are looking forward to it, although it is not without its cautions.

According to Microsoft MVP Mariano Gomez, "Management Reporter 2012 is simply the best darn financial reporting product produced to date by Microsoft. This release revolves around four core themes: interactive report viewing, deeper Dynamics ERP integration, report collaboration, and design flexibility."

And Kristi Tallent, Director of Sales & Marketing, Associates Solutions Inc. said the feature her company really likes is the Missing Account Analysis, which helps you check for missing accounts before you generate reports.

Other Dynamics ERP professionals have expressed caution with Management Reporter 2012 regarding missing features, upgrade complications, and lack of documentation and proper support.  Our own informal poll on MR 2012 readiness showed that 75% or respondents were either immediately ready or interested in going to the new release.

Microsoft also offered some rosier perspective from partners in its announcement.

"With these extended features added to a solution that many customers have already been successfully using only solidifies the excitement we have for this ever expanding financial reporting solution," according to another partner.

"Management Reporter 2012 aims to offer have more flexibility ...

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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.