What to Do With All That Data Transform Your Data into Meaningful Reports Nowadays with software managing everything from sales and CRM to accounting and inventory, companies have more data than ever and are struggling to keep up. Simply put, it’s getting harder to manage all that information and make sense of it all. But luckily, modern business intelligence tools can transform all that raw data into meaningful reports so you can adapt to industry changes, find new opportunities, and make more effective decisions. So let’s take a look at a couple of the business intelligence reporting options available for Sage 100. Sage Intelligence Reporting Sage Intelligence Reporting is a real-time reporting tool that allows you to spend less time gathering data and more time analyzing it and making strategic decisions. This powerful reporting tool pulls data from across your entire business into a single location where you can slice, dice, and analyze the numbers using familiar Excel-based features like charts, graphs, and pivot tables. Sage Intelligence takes all the data from across every module in your Sage ERP system (as well as external data sources too) and converts it a more digestible format by leveraging features like: Visual Dashboards - making it easy to identify and analyze things like high volume products, top performing salespeople, and trend lines. Reporting Trees - to create a visual model of your company’s departments, business units, and reporting structure without changing any underlying financial data. Report Designer - makes creating and customizing your reports a breeze with tools like drag-and-drop layouts, wizard-driven layouts, or a special task pane in Excel. Report Distribution - provides fully unattended scheduling and report delivery to a file, ftp site, or email address. A Great FRx Replacement Widely-recognized as the “defacto” replacement for Microsoft FRx, Sage Intelligence Reporting does so much more than just fill the void. While FRx only pulled financial data from your general ledger, Sage Intelligence Reporting pulls data from across your entire system - including inventory, sales, and customer data - to give you a complete 360 degree view of your business beyond just the financials. And to make your transition from FRx as smooth as possible, Sage Intelligence Reporting features an FRx conversion tool that migrates your existing reports, as well as a nice set of pre-defined report templates that allow you to get up and running quickly without having to build new reports from scratch. Visit the Sage Intelligence Online Community to access videos, webcasts, guides, and other helpful resources: Take Sage Intelligence for a Test Drive! Customers on a current business care plan receive one FREE Report Manager User License to test Sage Intelligence Reporting using your own live data. New Option! Sage Enterprise Intelligence For more advanced reporting, Sage “Enterprise” Intelligence is one of the newest Sage Endorsed Solutions offering an extensive range of features delivered through an intuitive web interface. Sage Enterprise Intelligence makes it easy for you to access reports on-the-go by simply using any web browser or mobile device. Sage Enterprise Intelligence goes beyond spreadsheets and report writers to provide a unified view of data from various sources. Note: Sage Enterprise Intelligence integrates with Sage 300, Sage 500, and Sage ERP X3 but is currently not available for Sage 100 as of the time of this article posting. Similar But Different While Sage Intelligence Reporting and Sage Enterprise Intelligence are very similar in name, there are differences in the underlying reporting engine and interface that can be an important factor for some companies and users. Since every business is unique and has different reporting requirements, contact us if you’d like help figuring out which business intelligence reporting tool might be the right fit for you. Contact our experts to learn more about Sage Intelligence Reporting and to set up your free report manager user license. ©2016 Juice Marketing, LLC. http://www.juice-marketing.com. All rights reserved. This article content may not be reproduced (in whole or in part), displayed, modified or distributed without express permission from the copyright holder.