Business Intelligence is
Not an Oxymoron
Accpac Intelligence / Accpac Insight
By Derrick Lildhar
Senior Solutions Consulta...
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
• User friendly and centraliz...
4
Why Sage Accpac Intelligence (SAI)?
• More than 1200 businesses use this product
• Deployment across most Sage products
...
5
SAI Components & Licenses
• Report Manager
– Report author, used to sort, filter and aggregate data
• Report Viewer
– Re...
6
What’s included with Accpac v5.6?
Included User
License
• Run reports
• Modify reports
• Create new
reports
• Standard
c...
7
The Value of SAI
• Centralized reporting solution
– Reduces the clutter and complexity of reporting
• SAI can speed up t...
8
Reporting Needs Spectrum:
Functionality
Sage Accpac
Multi-Company
Multi-Database
Drilldown
Report Distribution
Single Mo...
9
Reporting Needs Spectrum:
Usability
Ease of Use
Easy Report Design
Rapid Deploy
Cost of Use
Sophistication
Easy Complex
...
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Comparing other Reporting tools
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Demonstration
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Training Opportunities
• Sage University for Sage Accpac ERP
– http://www.sageu.com/accpac/
– Various level of training...
13
Thank You for Attending!
By Derrick Lildhar
Senior Solutions Consultant
Sage
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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 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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Business Intelligence is Not an Oxymoron

  1. 1. Business Intelligence is Not an Oxymoron Accpac Intelligence / Accpac Insight By Derrick Lildhar Senior Solutions Consultant Sage
  2. 2. 2 Agenda • Sage Accpac Intelligence Overview • Positioning Sage Accpac Intelligence • Demonstrations • Q&A
  3. 3. 3 What is Sage Accpac Intelligence? • An enterprise business intelligence reporting solution • User friendly and centralized interface • In Excel, formatted the way you choose • Delivering a single version of the truth
  4. 4. 4 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
  5. 5. 5 SAI Components & Licenses • Report Manager – Report author, used to sort, filter and aggregate data • Report Viewer – Report execution with drill down capabilities • Connector – Connection to source data for ease of reporting • Analysis (OLAP / Cubes) – Speedy analysis of large datasets, eliminating Excel row limitations • Security – Control access to reports, connections, etc.
  6. 6. 6 What’s included with Accpac v5.6? Included User License • Run reports • Modify reports • Create new reports • Standard connection to 1 Accpac company • -------------------- • No scheduled report delivery • No import of report templates Adding 1 Report Manager License • Schedule reports • Import report templates • 2 users total Adding Connection Manager • Schedule reports • Import report templates • Connect to unlimited companies and data sources
  7. 7. 7 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
  8. 8. 8 Reporting Needs Spectrum: Functionality Sage Accpac Multi-Company Multi-Database Drilldown Report Distribution Single Module Multiple Modules Single Company Single Accpac Database Accpac Drilldown Basic Email Multiple Companies Multiple Sage Accpac or Other Databases and Data Cubes On Demand Excel Drilldown Email/Web Distribution with Drilldown Detail Data Warehouse Reporting only Warehouse and Writeback Complex Budgeting Basic Budget Reporting Advanced Budget Analysis FR SAI INSIGHT FR SAI INSIGHT FR SAI INSIGHT FR SAI INSIGHT FR SAI INSIGHT FR SAI INSIGHT FR SAI INSIGHT
  9. 9. 9 Reporting Needs Spectrum: Usability Ease of Use Easy Report Design Rapid Deploy Cost of Use Sophistication Easy Complex Easy Quick to Implement Low Cost Simple Complex More Involved Implementation Higher Cost Intricate FR SAI INSIGHT FR SAI INSIGHT FR SAI INSIGHT FR SAI INSIGHT FR SAI INSIGHT
  10. 10. 10 Comparing other Reporting tools
  11. 11. 11 Demonstration
  12. 12. 12 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)
  13. 13. 13 Thank You for Attending! By Derrick Lildhar Senior Solutions Consultant Sage

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