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Apr.

3

2012

What’s New in Management Reporter 2012

by Jan Harrigan CPA

Management Reporter 2012 has just been released. Here’s the latest scoop from Convergence in Houston a couple weeks ago.

Off the bat, here are the ERPs it works with: AX2012, AX2009, GP2010, SL2011, and NAV2009.

One of the biggest changes involves this formatting of account numbers (that just about everyone has complained about):You now have the option to turn the ‘+Account =’  description on or off on a user-by-user basis.

Features from FRx that have been added:

  • Missing Account Analysis—this sort of equates to Exception Reporting in FRx, although implemented in a different way.
  • Headers for rolling forecasts—I create lots of Forecast reports (actual through current period, then Budget for future periods), and spent some time early on trying to figure out why I couldn’t get Base+1 to work in a column header in MR. Turns out it wasn’t there. But it is now.

One of the biggest additions is Drillback capability: [click to continue…]

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Jun.

3

2011

FRx and Management Reporter News from Convergence

by Jan Harrigan CPA

Well OK—Convergence was back in April and now it’s June! Sorry—no excuses! So without further delay, here are some of the main discussion points around FRx and Management Reporter.

BTW, some discussion was official, some not so official. {smile}

Migration from FRx to Management Reporter

  • Download and print the migration documentation. There’s a lot of (nitpicky) preparation to do BEFORE migrating, and this document spells it all out. Don’t skip this part.
  • The migration document is KB 2425087.
  • Tip: Migration clears the MR database, so if you’ve been playing around and have existing reports you want to keep, you should export them first.
  • One last note, there were plenty of migration fixes in FP1 and SP1. Don’t go there without them. [click to continue…]

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FRx and Management Reporter News II

January 28, 2009

The cat’s out of the bag: sounds like FRx will be around for a while. One can only hope! Per Doug Henschen in an article for Network Computing yesterday “…the Microsoft Dynamics ERP and applications unit…will continue to develop its Forecaster and FRx products for forecasting, budgeting and financial reporting.” Here’s a link to the […]

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FRx and Management Reporter News

January 26, 2009

Last Friday, Microsoft announced that in the summer of 2009, the PerformancePoint Server (PPS) brand will cease to exist. Ruh-Roh. The significance of this is that PPS is the application that houses Management Reporter which is Microsoft’s replacement for FRx. So if PPS is being discontinued, what happens with Management Reporter? Is FRx still alive? […]

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More on FRx and XBRL

May 2, 2008

FRx and XBRL—probably not going to work too well. Check out Mark Polino’s recent DynamicAccounting post on XBRL, FRx & PerformancePoint: “…it’s increasingly likely that XBRL (the xml based financial statement/reporting language) is going to be mandated by the SEC…” I heard essentially the same thing at Convergence in March. Here’s what I found out […]

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Migration from FRx to Management Reporter

March 25, 2008

If you want to migrate reports from FRx to Management Reporter, a migration tool exists today. It doesn’t bring over everything, but then you wouldn’t really expect it to. I have lists at the bottom of this post of what comes over and what doesn’t. First, though, a couple of thoughts. I heard lots of […]

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FRx Replacement: Management Reporter

March 25, 2008

FRx’s replacement is called Management Reporter. It is a part of the PerformancePoint Server (PPS), Microsoft’s player in the business intelligence (BI) space. Think ProClarity if you will. I won’t really touch on PPS in this space other than to say that it works with operational data and financial data. It’s also pretty pricey for […]

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FRx Future

March 25, 2008

The initial news of FRx replacement by Management Reporter Week before last, I attended Convergence, Microsoft Business Solution’s end user conference. Bottom line, I don’t have a ton of new information that I haven’t already conveyed in previous posts, but here’s what I do have. As you may already know, FRx is being replaced by […]

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Management Reporter and FRx Future Plans

February 29, 2008

Here’s the latest on FRx’s future. This was current as of February 8, 2008. Part I: Management Reporter The new version of FRx is not called FRx at all. The current version of FRx 6.7 will continue to be supported for a while. More about that later in this post. FRx Software Corporation, as of […]

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Timeline for New Version of ‘FRx’

May 18, 2007

Early news about FRx replacement ‘FRx’ is in quotes because we don’t know actually know the name for the new version yet (the one that will be a part of the new PerformancePoint), although we do know it won’t be called FRx anymore. For more information on what’s happening with the new version, read my […]

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