Heads Up on this important change
Background—on July 31, 2012, the latest update for MR 2012 was released. It’s called Management Reporter 2012 RU 2 (for rollup 2).
This is the very last release for the ‘regular’ AX 2012 data provider. This is the data provider that allows MR to talk live to the AX database. But it’s slow, very slow, due to architecture changes in the new AX.
So Microsoft is moving all AX 2012 customers to the data mart provider which is much faster.
So to boil it all down…if you’re using AX 2012 and you’re not using the datamart, you should make plans to switch.
Here is more information on using Management Reporter 2012 with AX 2012.
Here is more information straight from the horse’s mouth, the Dynamics CPM blog on Management Reporter.
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…]