User-friendly reporting can be an issue in almost any ERP system. ERP systems are great at storing data and processing transactions, but reporting can be a challenge. I heard a funny comment from a client once who said, “SAP R/3 is a place where data goes to die.”
Dynamics GP provides a number of reporting tools that allow you to get information from the system. Probably one of the most popular is SmartLists. SmartLists is an d-hoc reporting tool that allows users to get the data they want from the system and easily export it to Excel if desired. The reports generated from SmartLists also act as a navigation tool. For example, if you create a list of vendors, you can click on one of the results and immediately be taken tot the specific vendor’s master file. You can also open transactions from the SmartList results.
This video shows how to easily use SmartLists in Dynamics GP to get the data you want when you want it. SmartLists is an ad-hoc reporting tool that is easily personalized by individual users: http://youtu.be/a-ahoHBojiM