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Business Intelligence is Not an Oxymoron

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Our post recession economy is demanding better decision making in a more timely and effective manner. Business Intelligence (BI) software is the next tool you can't do without! From financial …

Our post recession economy is demanding better decision making in a more timely and effective manner. Business Intelligence (BI) software is the next tool you can't do without! From financial reporting to budgeting, company consolidation to sales analysis, we'll show you creative and powerful ways to utilize Sage's BI tools. If you're looking for a software package that is going to provide you the information you need, when you need it, in a format you can understand, then you simply must attend this session.

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  • 1. Business Intelligence is Not an Oxymoron
    Accpac Intelligence / AccpacInsight
    By Derrick Lildhar
    Senior Solutions Consultant
    Sage
  • 2. Agenda
    Sage Accpac Intelligence Overview
    Positioning Sage Accpac Intelligence
    Demonstrations
    Q&A
  • 3. What is Sage Accpac Intelligence?
    • An enterprise business intelligence reporting solution
    • 4. User friendly and centralized interface
    • 5. In Excel, formatted the way you choose
    • 6. Delivering a single version of the truth
  • Why Sage Accpac Intelligence (SAI)?
    More than 1200 businesses use this product
    Deployment across most Sage products
    Simple report design using Excel
    Consolidations and reporting beyond the G/L
    Multiple database reporting
    Data analytics (data cubes)
    Automated reporting
    Customizable
    Included in Accpac ERP version 5.6
  • 7. SAI Components & Licenses
    • Report Manager
    • 8. Report author, used to sort, filter and aggregate data
    • 9. Report Viewer
    • 10. Report execution with drill down capabilities
    • 11. Connector
    • 12. Connection to source data for ease of reporting
    • 13. Analysis (OLAP / Cubes)
    • 14. Speedy analysis of large datasets, eliminating Excel row limitations
    • 15. Security
    • 16. Control access to reports, connections, etc.
  • What’s included with Accpac v5.6?
  • 17. The Value of SAI
    Centralized reporting solution
    Reduces the clutter and complexity of reporting
    SAI can speed up the reporting preparation by days
    Stop exporting to Excel and building the same reports every month
    Get more out of all the data collected
    Access to all data in Accpac and other data systems
    Better control and security over data
    Reduce cost of developing reports
    Most reports can be developed by in-house staff with Excel knowledge
    Automated report delivery that saves time
  • 18. Reporting Needs Spectrum: Functionality
    Single Module
    Multiple Modules
    FR
    SAI
    INSIGHT
    Sage Accpac
    Single Company
    Multiple Companies
    FR
    SAI
    INSIGHT
    Multi-Company
    Single Accpac Database
    Multiple Sage Accpac or Other Databases and Data Cubes
    FR
    SAI
    INSIGHT
    Multi-Database
    Accpac Drilldown
    On Demand Excel Drilldown
    INSIGHT
    FR
    SAI
    Drilldown
    Basic Email
    Email/Web Distribution with Drilldown Detail
    FR
    SAI
    INSIGHT
    Report Distribution
    Reporting only
    Warehouse and Writeback
    FR
    SAI
    INSIGHT
    Data Warehouse
    Basic Budget Reporting
    Advanced Budget Analysis
    FR
    SAI
    INSIGHT
    Complex Budgeting
  • 19. Reporting Needs Spectrum: Usability
    Easy
    Complex
    FR
    SAI
    INSIGHT
    Ease of Use
    Easy
    Complex
    FR
    SAI
    INSIGHT
    Easy Report Design
    Quick to Implement
    More Involved Implementation
    FR
    SAI
    INSIGHT
    Rapid Deploy
    Low Cost
    Higher Cost
    INSIGHT
    Cost of Use
    FR
    SAI
    Simple
    Intricate
    FR
    SAI
    INSIGHT
    Sophistication
  • 20. Comparing other Reporting tools
  • 21. Demonstration
  • 22. Training Opportunities
    Sage University for Sage Accpac ERP
    http://www.sageu.com/accpac/
    Various level of training are available for SAI
    Scheduled and Anytime Learning are available
    Excel on Steroids
    Available as Anytime Learning
    Strongly recommended for all users
    Analysis Training
    Coming soon (October 2010)
  • 23. Thank You for Attending!
    By Derrick Lildhar
    Senior Solutions Consultant
    Sage