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Tips for Selecting the Right Business Intelligence Solution for Budgeting and Forecasting in Your Organization

Romy Andrews - Tuesday, December 19, 2017

By Marty Schillaci, CEO of The Resource Group  Tips-for-Selecting-the-Right-Business-Intelligence-solution 

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Top 3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Business Intelligence And What it Really Means

Romy Andrews - Friday, December 08, 2017

by Marty Schillaci, CEO of The Resource Group

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Business intelligence, commonly referred to as BI, is big news today. In fact, Bill Gates recently quoted that “information technology and business are becoming interwoven.”

 

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Solver BI360 Versus 4 Competing CPM Solutions

Romy Andrews - Tuesday, October 03, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

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The options for new corporate performance management (CPM) software can be overwhelming and confusing. Many competing solutions proffer similar functionality and nearly identical taglines. How do these products actually differ? Which ones are better? In this blog, we will compare customer ratings and basic features of Solver’s BI360 and four other CPM solutions.  

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3 Pricing Factors for BI360 Cloud

Romy Andrews - Wednesday, September 06, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

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Solver’s BI360 Cloud is a Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solution that provides mid-market businesses with budgeting, reporting, data warehouse, and dashboard functionality. BI360 is a popular business intelligence solution that uses the Excel interface and has historically been sold as on-premises software, with the option of subscribing to a web portal. However, as the market continues to shift more and more towards cloud-based financial software, Solver has recently released BI360 Cloud as a true cloud-based solution, in addition to continuing to offer BI360 as an on-premises option. 

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6 Characteristics that Customer Reviews Reveal about BI360

Romy Andrews - Wednesday, August 09, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

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If you’re interested in a mid-market Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solution, Solver’s BI360 is a popular option that integrates with a variety of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial accounting platforms, including Microsoft Dynamics GP and Sage Intacct.

Like many CPM solutions, BI360 has three key components to improve business decision-making and efficiency: reporting, budgeting, and dashboards. The data necessary for these three functions is collected from all types of software and all aspects of your business through BI360’s data warehouse. For more information about the basic structure and functionality of BI360, check out this blog comparing BI360 to Microsoft’s Management Reporter.

 

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Pretty, Pretty Pictures for Nonprofits: Using Outcome Metrics to Create Understandable Results

Romy Andrews - Thursday, February 02, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

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Nonprofits today are operating under growing pressure to be accountable and transparent. In order to secure funding, an organization must demonstrate a high degree of efficiency and sustainability in achieving their mission.

Most nonprofits are happy to oblige, of course, but there are two key issues: first, how can you ensure that your nonprofit’s performance is meeting high enough standards? Second, what parameters best show the state of your organization, and how can those be displayed in a friendly, understandable format?

 

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Management Reporter vs. BI360: 3 Key Factors to Help You Decide Which is Best for Your Business

Romy Andrews - Tuesday, January 03, 2017

by Saeward Schillaci, The Resource Group

BI360If you have Microsoft Dynamics GP, then Management Reporter is automatically bundled with the license. This is Microsoft's offering as a primary financial report writer for Dynamics GP. However, Microsoft recently announced there will be no major enhancements of Management Reporter for Dynamics GP.

In addition, for many businesses this included functionality falls short of their business intelligence (BI) needs. Can your company get the best out of Management Reporter, or would it be worthwhile to invest in a third-party offering such as BI360 from Solver?

There is a plethora of blogs, videos, and other detailed information about each solution. However, for many organizations the decision boils down to a few key factors. Let's summarize these three major aspects of financial reporting software as inputs, interface, and outputs.

 

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