ERP and Finance: Exploring the Reporting and Analysis Gap

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Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics are great, but they often fall short in the area of financial reporting and analysis.

  • Off-the-shelf ERP reporting tools generally provide a collection of plain-vanilla reports that don’t truly meet the needs of most businesses.
  • Modifying existing reports is challenging, and it typically requires specialized IT skills and deep knowledge of the ERP database. That makes the finance team too dependent on the IT department.
  • ERP systems don’t offer a platform for ad hoc analysis. Most finance teams do this using spreadsheets, but if they lack a real-time connection to the source data in the ERP system, spreadsheet-based systems are cumbersome.
  • Off-the-shelf ERP reporting tools aren’t designed to work with other data sources outside the ERP system. That creates an information silo, making it hard to get a unified view of the business.

In this ebook, you’ll learn how to solve these and other problems to close the financial reporting and analysis gap for good.

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