Friday, January 29, 2010

Migrating FRx 6.7 Reports To Management Reporter

It’s an easy step by step process explained by Dynamics Corporate Performance Management Blog under their post “FRx 6.7 to Management Reporter Migration”. Have a look.

Happy Reporting. . .  . .

Management Reporter Server Installation

Just Check this post on “Dynamics Corporate Performance Management Blog”, they have explained in detail the process of installing Management Reporter Server.

check it out here.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Management Reporter – A New Wave For Financial Reporting With Dynamics

I have got my copy of Management report downloaded today, and was excited to see the enhancement specially the following

-      SQL Server support for application databases
-      Navigation Pane ( With Support Of Folder For Report Organization)
-      Multi-tiered architecture with server side processing
-      Adding Logo( Images/Company Logo’s ) on Header & Footers of the reports
-      An Easy Step by Step Company Setup Process, which allows to make selection of entity rather than inputting the DB ID we used to do in FRx.

-      An Option To Have Additional Attributes as part of Chart Of Account ( with Standard Company Setup Wizard )
o    User Defined Fields
o    Analytical Accounting Codes ( Dynamics GP Financials with Analytical Accounts is currently not available, will be with future release )

These are not all, there are lot of other you can check the full details from Management Reporter Feature Document. There are some feature which is currently not part of the current release, but will be added to the future release.
FRx And Management Reporter:

-      As of now it appears that FRx will stop its life with Dynamics GP 10, whereas from Dynamics GP 2010 ( Ver. 11) Management report will replace FRx. ( Reference Link)
-      The beta release for Management Reporter will integrate with both GP "10" and GP "11", although please make note the final release version of Management Reporter will not integrate with GP "10".
-      Management Reporter Includes features of migration of report definitions from FRx 6.7 to Management Reporter. 
Management Report
Report Designer
Report Designer

Report Viewer
Report Viewer

Report Manager
Features Not under consideration by MS for future release.
SharePoint Integration (WebPort replacement)
Features under consideration by MS for future release.
Spec Sets
Building Block Groups
Naming has been changed.
Currency Translation
Currency Translation
Features under consideration by MS for future release.
Export formulas to Excel
Export formulas to Excel
Features under consideration by MS for future release.
Output/Export to OLAP Cube
Features Not under consideration by MS for future release.
Forecaster Integration
Features under consideration by MS for future release.
This is all for the time being regarding Management reporter, will update more in coming posts.

Management Reporter for Microsoft Dynamics ERP Pre-Release - Download

Here are the links to download Management Reporter Pre-Release
Check it out ….
Customer Source:

Partner Source:

The page contains the full details for MR with installation & migration guides.
Cheers . . . .

Management Reporter Beta for Microsoft Dynamics ERP

Management Reporter Beta for Microsoft Dynamics ERP has been released.
As per Management Reporter Team
“A tremendous amount of effort has been put forward by several teams in order to deliver this pre-release version of Management Reporter.  A significant number of customers and partners are already registered to receive the Beta.  We hope everyone enjoys using Management Reporter and submits feedback through the forums and associated feedback channels so we can continue improving on the product.
To participate in the Beta, please contact and we will provide you with all details necessary to download and begin using Management Reporter.”
Participate and be the one to look into the new wave of Reporting With Management Reporter !

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dynamics GP 2010 Series Fact Sheets

Have a look on the fact sheets for Dynamics GP 2010, these highlights the business benefits, functionality, and customer proof points within the primary areas of Microsoft Dynamics GP including:
-      Financials,
-      Supply Chain Management,
-      Manufacturing,
-      Business Intelligence,
-      Human Resources and Payroll,
-      Project and Field Service, and Personalization,
-      Customization and Implementation Tools.
As per Microsoft there will be 2 versions of the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Series Fact Sheets; a Microsoft version and Partner customizable version. The Fact Sheets that are available today are the Microsoft fact sheets. 
The  Partner customizable version which will allow you to add your own personal individual contact information to the fact sheets, will be available at the end of January.   
Download from HERE.

Dynamics GP 2010

It has been a long time since I was away from the blogging due to the frequent travel & the project work. 
Recently Dynamics GP 2010 has been released to Beta so here are some of the major posting links regarding Dynamics GP 2010 from the blog sphere

Inside Dynamics GP 2010: Lookups - By Mohammad R. Daoud

Inside Microsoft Dynamics 2010 Cue Reminders – Mohammad R. Daoud

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Security Enhancements – By Mariano Gomez

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Controlling Document Posting to Non-Existing Fiscal Period.

Frank Hamelly ( Dynamics GP MVP ) in his “GP Tip Of The Day” has referred to free and very useful tool to control posting in non existing periods. check the details in his post here.

A Microsoft Dynamics GP Crystal Ball: What to Expect for GP 11, BI, Management Reporter, Supportt

An interesting article on by  Mark Polino ( Dynamics GP MVP ) on the topic

A Microsoft Dynamics GP Crystal Ball: What to Expect for GP 11, BI, Management Reporter, Support

check it out.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Field Service Anywhere OEM Discontinuation for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Field Service Anywhere for Microsoft Dynamics GP (FSA) will no longer be offered by Microsoft and all associated SKUs will be removed from the Microsoft Dynamics GP  price list effective May 1, 2010.

I.B.I.S., Inc. (Microsoft Dynamics® GP Independent Software Vendor/Partner will repackage/rebrand the former Microsoft offered FSA solution and will offer FSA as an independent I.B.I.S., Inc. ISV solution for Microsoft Dynamics GP.

This January 1, 2010 announcement provides partners with the 120-days’ notice required pursuant to the Solution Provider Agreement (SPA.)