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Four Reporting Tools to enhance Business Success

In the knowledge of the increasing importance of business reporting, there are various reporting tools to choose from. Being spoilt for choice is a luxury for some while overwhelming for others as salient questions arise - Which is the best tool to fit my needs? Is it difficult to implement and use? and how will my business benefit from business reporting tools? Being all valid and major questions, this article walks you through four reporting tools to enhance business success namely, Jet Reports, Atlas Software, Spreadsheet Server, and Power BI.


Jet Reports

Excel Reporting Add-on for Microsoft Dynamics 365 NAV and Business Central




What is Jet Reports?


Jet Reports provides users with a simple way to create reports and business queries inside Microsoft Excel. Users can compile all financial and business reporting enabling teams to explore their data at the click of a button. One of the benefits of Jet Reports is that it delivers complete data access and control from Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Business Central without the need for technical resources, or data expertise, facilitating the decision-making process. Jet Reports is ideal for mid-sized companies to offer advanced reporting across multiple data sources with automated consolidations, flexible report formatting capability, scheduling, collaboration, report version management, and a web portal to access your Dynamics NAV data anywhere.

How will Jet Reports contribute to success?

  • Rapid Time-to-Value ​Jet Reports makes corporate business reporting quick and easy, all designed specifically for Microsoft Dynamics. You will gain valuable insight from day one.

  • Easily Connect All Your Data (Centralised Data) ​Jet Reports integrates with hundreds of solutions to easily bridge the data gap between your applications and simplify your solution deployment.

  • Accurate Business Reporting ​Avoid discrepancies that can impact the bottom line. No more missing the deadlines. Create accurate reports that everyone can rely on to drive revenue up.

Why Jet Reports?


Jet Analytics is designed with pre-built reports, dashboards, cubes, automated data warehousing, and an intuitive design. By using the familiar Excel user interface, It’s fast, easy, and effective. Jet Analytics integrates with hundreds of solutions to easily bridge the data gap between your applications and simplify your solution deployments such as Sage, Salesforce, and Google Analytics

  • Designed for users

  • Removes any need to understand the underlying data structure to design reports or dashboards in Excel and Power BI

Atlas Software

Excel Reporting Add-on for Microsoft Dynamics 365 AX and Finance & Operations




What is Atlas Software?

Through Atlas Software, you can build live reports with drill-down in Excel for Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. This enables the user to get fast and simplified reporting!

How will Atlas Software contribute to success?

  • Eliminate manual processes ​No more re-keying data. Create dynamic reports inside any Microsoft Dynamics or Microsoft Office application and refresh on-demand to trigger when a value changes.

  • Support closed-loop decision making ​Take action from within Excel with a write-back data capability that enables you to create new records and update existing ones in Microsoft Dynamics.

  • Embed business data in Microsoft Office documents ​Insert live data from Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and other business systems into any Microsoft Office document

  • See the big picture ​Pull together data from multiple sources in real-time and visualize in one easy-to-read report

  • Work with the latest numbers

Get real-time access to the data in your business systems to ensure you are always making decisions based on the most accurate and up-to-date information

  • Answer all your questions ​Full drill-down capability from summary to transaction inside any Office document, so you can identify and resolve issues immediately

Why Atlas Software?


Ever wondered how long does it take to create financial and operational reports? ​With Atlas for Microsoft Dynamics, users have one platform that will consolidate data from Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and other key business systems into a single report. Our cutting-edge integration features enable you to design, build, and share real-time reports in Excel spreadsheets and other Office documents, easily upload additional data, and then visualize the data using Power BI or customizable Atlas dashboards.

Spreadsheet Server

Excel Reporting Add-on for 140+ ERP and accounting software





What is Spreadsheet Server?

With Spreadsheet Server you can create live, drillable reports from your ERP/accounting data right inside Excel. Spreadsheet Server enables you to uncover what’s truly going on inside of your organization with automated, real-time reporting.

How will Spreadsheet Server contribute to success?


If you’re tired of manually copy and pasting data into Excel to create reports, we understand. ​Spreadsheet Server puts an end to tedious, error-prone, and manual reporting processes while still letting you work in the environment you’re most comfortable with – Microsoft Excel. ​Connect Excel to your preferred ERP/accounting software and create complex reports with real-time data to ensure your entire organization has a clear and accurate view of exactly what is going on in finance and operations.

Why Spreadsheet Server?

  • Eliminate IT dependency ​Designed for everyday Excel users; you won’t need IT or super users to create or update

  • No more data dumps

Live access to all of your ERP data within Microsoft Excel

  • Bring all your data into focus ​Create custom reports from any other databases within Excel with a simple click of a button.

  • Answer all your questions ​Full drill-down capability from summary to transaction inside Excel so you can identify and resolve issues

  • Support all your reporting needs ​Build a range of reports from simple ad-hoc workbooks to complex dashboard views of critical business data

  • Safe & Simple Installation ​No server, staging area, or data warehouse required

Power BI




What is Power BI?

​Power BI's unified, scalable platform for self-service and enterprise business intelligence (BI) makes it easy to use and helps you gain deeper data insight. Achieve powerful results by listening to your data

Connect & Visualize All Data

How will Power BI contribute to success?

Through Power BI, you can create amazing data experiences to easily connect, model, and visualize your data, creating memorable reports personalized with your KPIs and brand.

Why Power BI?

  • Create amazing data experiences - Get fast, AI-powered answers to your business questions— even when asking with conversational language.

  • Get self-service analytics at enterprise scale - Reduce the added cost, complexity, and security risks of multiple solutions with an analytics platform that scales from individuals to the organization as a whole.

  • Help protect your analytics data - Gain leading sensitivity classification and data loss prevention capabilities to help keep your data secure and compliant—even when it’s exported.

All four software solutions are beneficial in their own merit. While being provided with insight is important, we understand that every case is particular, and needs its own attention. This is why we encourage you to reach out to us for a free consultation to ensure the providing of the best possible solution to help you make the most out of the experience and enhance your business success.

If you’re still new to business reporting and would like to learn more about it reach out and we’ll be glad to help ⬇️ Contact | On Point Malta





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