Webcast - Bring data to life with Solver and Power BI

Webcast: Bring your data to life with Solver and Power BI (recorded webcast)

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Let your data tell a story with interactive dashboards. Watch our recorded webcast to see how you can bring your data to life with Solver and Power BI. Interactive dashboards enable managers to monitor and measure performance in real-time so they can make smarter and faster decisions.

With Solver Cloud, a recognized leader in Corporate Performance Management tools, and Microsoft Power BI, the world’s leading visualization solution, you can quickly implement a set of powerful, web-based dashboards that will help you visualize trends, identify issues, and ultimately drive success.

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Business intelligence in ERP software: What to look for

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Business Intelligence ERP Software

Whether you are in the market for a BI tool that is built into an ERP solution or are looking for one that augments ERP by connecting it with a wide variety of applications, it’s important to understand what you need and how to get it.

Business Intelligence (BI) has grown and evolved to deliver end users and decision makers with more information and better insights. Once considered an inaccessible product for many growing businesses, today’s BI solutions are designed to work for your company—in fact, many ERP solutions have expanded their BI offerings in recent years to compete with notable BI vendors.

Whether you are in the market for a BI tool that is built into an ERP solution or are looking for one that augments ERP by connecting it with a wide variety of applications, it’s important to understand what you need and how to get it.

Some BI functionality now available in most ERPs

Nearly every ERP system on the market now also offers a BI module to provide visibility into your business. However, not every ERP solution offers the same level of BI detail or functionality. While the ERP may be able to provide end users and decision makers with attractive dashboards, you need to make sure it can offer what you need or find out how you can get it.

Out-of-box reports may not deliver everything you need

Every ERP solution delivers reports out of the box, but the real question is “How many reports are available and which ones matter to your company?” Acumatica delivers 250+ standard reports out of the box, with many more custom reports available. Need a report now? Not a problem. You can get it with just a few clicks. Want it to schedule on the 1st and 15th of every month? Go for it. A BI tool connected to your ERP can take it further, giving you more detailed, in-depth reports that are customized to your needs.

BI is more than dashboards

Dashboards offer a way to visualize complex data through widgets that can display a wide variety of data types, but sometimes the dashboard provided in an ERP system isn’t detailed enough to give you the data you need. If that is true for your ERP, consider connecting a more advanced BI tool that can take your dashboards a step further, using analytics and data warehouse/data mining capabilities to give more depth and insight to your dashboards. Learn more about how business intelligence works in this helpful whitepaper, Business intelligence: More than a dashboard.

Consider KPIs to keep your business on track

One of the best ways to get the most out of a BI tool is to determine your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that will track where your business wants to go and how you plan to get there. Make sure the BI tool offered in your ERP can track the KPIs you want and give you the ability to hone in on the core data you need to ensure whether your business is on the right path or if corrections are needed.

Look for a single version of the truth to make collaboration easier

Spreadsheets are slow even if only one person is editing a document, but adding multiple editors can cause even more confusion and miscommunication. Whether you’re reporting or forecasting, you can’t spend hours trying to reconcile a mishmash of spreadsheets from across the organization after one department starts working on a prior version and everyone follows suit.

The best way to solve the problem and make budgeting easier is to gather all the data together in a BI tool that will give you a complete view of the company, instead of isolated glimpses of various departments that spreadsheets provide. BI360 is one such tool. It can connect directly to Acumatica Cloud ERP and the out-of-box workflow tools can provide data from key departments for real-time decision making and budgeting.

Cloud BI will give you the information you need—when and where you need it

Today’s business operates across borders, time zones, and currencies—not everyone can be online or in the same place at the same time. Luckily, mobile, cloud-based BI solutions make your data available to everyone whether they are in Tampa, Toronto, or Tacoma. Everyone stays on the same page and can access critical business intelligence from their computers, tablets, or mobile devices.

BI through NexTec—Talk to a business intelligence expert today

NexTec Group believes that an informed decision is a smart one, and helping organizations implement business intelligence software solutions that will allow them to succeed is our specialty.

Whether that solution is part of your ERP solution like Acumatica or a product customized and implemented to work alongside it including Solver BI360 or one of the many options we offer, we know how to help.

At NexTec Group we help companies like yours streamline processes, increase efficiency, and achieve complete visibility to maximize your bottom line. We work with your organization to deliver on time and on budget solutions that you can trust. Through manpower, mindshare and business expertise, NexTec delivers. Get in touch, we’re here to help you choose and implement the right BI solution for your business.

Webcast: Streamline your budgets with Solver BI360

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BI360 Benefits

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Top benefits of Solver BI360

BI360 by Solver provides a complete Excel and web-based suite, comprised of Reporting and Budgeting, Dashboards and a pre-configured Data Warehouse. Top benefits of Solver’s BI360 suite include:

Simplifies and streamlines reporting processes

Replace multiple, older reporting, planning and analytical software with the single BI360 suite for lower maintenance, lower ongoing training and support, less IT and consulting dependencies.

Simple integration with ERP

BI360 integrates with any ERP solution with ease and allows you to build and run reports live on your ERP including Sage X3, Sage 500, Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL.

Complete insight

BI360 gives you complete insight from anywhere, with easy access to information to speed up and improve your decision making.

Web reporting and dashboards

BI360 web reporting and dashboards provide executives and managers with live reporting off your ERP or CRM systems in an easy to access, secure and convenient webportal.

Flexible budgeting module

BI360’s budgeting module provides your organization with a very flexible, high value-added budgeting, forecasting and modeling solution, without the typical long implementation and high software cost of legacy planning solutions.

BI360 Demo

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Take a tour of Solver BI360

Reporting. Budgeting. Dashboards. Data Warehouse. Solver’s BI360 Suite is the most complete Business Intelligence solution of its kind. And now with the new Collaboration tool, it’s the most effective way to drive productivity across your enterprise. Whether it’s the complete BI360 Suite or an individual BI module, see how Solver drives actionable decisions that result in better productivity across your organization.

Contact NexTec today to learn more about BI360 by Solver

To learn more about Solver BI360 and how your organization can take advantage of it, please contact us. With offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, Houston, Cleveland, Columbus, New Jersey, New York and Orlando, there’s a NexTec Group professional near you. We deliver local, consistent resources you can depend on.

Solver

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Solver

Transform your business with a complete
business intelligence suite.

The info you need for smart decisions

Solver (formerly BI360) provides a complete cloud-based solution for reporting, budgeting, dashboard and collaboration solution with a preconfigured data warehouse that integrates to all of your data sources for complete  insight. It is quick to implement and comes with out-of-the-box integration with Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage X3, Sage 500 and Acumatica Cloud ERP.

Solver was voted Best Mid-market BI solution by AI

Why Solver?

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Simplifies and streamlines reporting processes

Replace multiple, older reporting, planning and analytical software with the single Solver suite for lower maintenance, lower ongoing training and support, less IT and consulting dependencies.

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Simple integration with ERP

Solver integrates with any ERP solution with ease and allows you to build and run reports live on your ERP including Sage X3, Sage 500, Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL.

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Complete insight

Solver gives you complete insight from anywhere, with easy access to information to speed up and improve your decision making.

Web reporting and dashboards

Solver web reporting and dashboards provide executives and managers with live reporting off your ERP or CRM systems in an easy to access, secure and convenient webportal.

Flexible budgeting module

Solver’s budgeting module provides your organization with a very flexible, high value-added budgeting, forecasting and modeling solution, without the typical long implementation and high software cost of legacy planning solutions.

See Solver in action

Reporting. Budgeting. Dashboards. Data Warehouse. Solve is the most complete Business Intelligence solution of its kind. And now with the new Collaboration tool, it’s the most effective way to drive productivity across your enterprise. Whether it’s the complete Solver Suite or an individual BI module, see how Solver drives actionable decisions that result in better productivity across your organization.

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Ready to get started with Solver?

NexTec Group works with companies to select, implement, and leverage leading BI solutions to deliver on the benefits and efficiencies this powerful technology promises. Schedule a demo of  Solver and see why it’s the best thing you’ve ever done for your company. We have an experienced team of Solver consultants in the industry to help you.

Dashboards and KPIs

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The 4th Annual BI360 Focus Customer and Partner Conference

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The registration website for Solver’s BI360 Customer and Partner Conference, Focus 2016, launched a few weeks ago.  NexTec Group is excited to report that this year’s event, scheduled for August 22-25, 2016, will be held in a really beautiful new location, specifically at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA.

4th-bi360-focus-2016The new location for the conference is part of other notable changes and additions to the event program for the 4th Annual Focus.  Better yet, most of these enhancements have come from feedback that Solver Partners and Customers have suggested.  As a Solver partner ourselves, it’s exciting to see these additions implemented because they upgrade an already great event.  This blog article will cover a couple of the new things happening at this year’s ultimate Customer and Partner conference on BI360.

New Southern California Location

If you aren’t familiar with the Hilton in La Jolla, brace yourself.  This venue is not only in beautiful, sunny San Diego, with great weather and close to the coast, but it is also located on the world famous Torrey Pines Golf Course, one stop on the PGA tour, and also was the host for the U.S. Open in 2008.  Golfers might want to schedule some extra time to get in a round or two, or at least participate in the driving range activity that Solver is hosting during the conference.

Additional activities within walking distance or right on the property include access to Torrey Pines State Beach, various hiking trails in the Torrey Pines State Reserve, a pool and small on-site spa, a fitness facility, tennis courts, and the Torrey Pines Gliderport.  There’s so much to do and see in San Diego!

Technical Product Training Added

Solver has added an extra day to the conference to host a new feature: two-day, hands-on intensive training workshops.  BI360 partners and customers can achieve in-depth training just like they can during Solver’s BI360 Training Tour.  However, the best part for participants is that they can go through training the two days before the conference on August 22 and 23, then experience more information-sharing breakout sessions with the rest of the event’s attendees during the Customer Conference on August 24 and 25.

Solver is offering two levels of training – one for beginners and one for more advanced users.  Below is the curriculum for both tracks:

Beginners Training: Introductions to Report Composer; Report Composer and Report Designer; Reporting; More Reporting, Data Warehouse or Report Publisher; and Portal Administration and End User Usage.

Advanced Training: GL Configuration; GL Budgeting Exercises; Capital and Web Budgeting Configurations; and Consolidations.

If you’d like to learn more about BI360 Focus 2016, you can view the event website, click here.