More Tools For Decision Making: Enterprise Management

By September 10, 2013Sage ERP X3

A Review of Business Intelligence Tools for Enterprise Management (formerly Sage X3)

Sage recently announced a partnership that offers a new advanced business intelligence option for Enterprise Management. In this article, we’ll take a quick look at how the new reporting tool compares with the existing intelligence reporting features that are already built-in, as well as other options.

Starting with the Basics:

Sage Intelligence – Financial Reporting

Out of the box, Enterprise Management ships with Sage Intelligence – Financial Reporting. An Excel-based business intelligence tool that provides 4 pre-formatted reports that cover basic financial reporting from the General Ledger. These pre-configured reports can be edited and customized.

In addition, Enterprise Management Version 6.5 introduced new Report Design options that allow you to create new reports and analyze transactions across other modules. The bottom line is that Sage Intelligence is a step up from basic spreadsheet analysis and a must-have for simple Excel-based financial reporting.

Helpful Resources:

Sage Intelligence Online Community for Enterprise Management

TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL:

Sage Enterprise Intelligence

Through a recently-announced partnership with Tangerine Software, Sage Enterprise Intelligence provides more extensive and advanced business intelligence reporting capabilities using an intuitive web interface.

As the “Enterprise” label suggests, this powerful reporting tool offers industrial strength business intelligence and data warehousing capabilities across all areas of operations including financial, distribution, manufacturing, sales, purchasing, budgeting, and more.  In fact, Sage Enterprise Intelligence will combine real-time analytics from other data sources beyond just your Enterprise Management database.

Since it’s web-based, Sage Enterprise Intelligence is easy to access – whether you’re in the office or on the go – using a browser or mobile device. A wide range of reporting templates are delivered out of the box and feature stunning graphics, charts, and data visualization. And with its super fast data processing engine, Sage Enterprise Intelligence is perfect fit for Enterprise Management customers with a large volume of data to analyze.

 AND BEYOND:

QlikView

QlikView is the leading Business Discovery platform that delivers user-driven business intelligence (BI). Business Discovery is about harnessing the real potential of data — big and small — and unleashing its power so that every business user can do their jobs smarter and faster than ever.

With the QlikView Business Discovery platform, everyone can easily analyze data and experience that “a-ha” moment of discovery. It allows workgroups, departments and entire business units to:

  • Consolidate relevant data from multiple sources into a single application and explore the associations in that data—directly and indirectly
  • Enable social decision making through secure, real-time collaboration
  • Visualize and interact with data with engaging, state-of-the-art graphics, dashboards and analytics.
  • Access, analyze and capture data from mobile devices

Also, it is compatible with Microsoft Excel.

Contact our Enterprise Management Team

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