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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting

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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting

Overview of this book

Resources such as the book you now hold in your hand are critical to taking the extra step in uncovering the trends locked deep within your data. Not only will this book offer insight into the many reporting tools currently available for GP, it will also offer a unique perspective on how each reporting tool can be used to meet specific challenges faced by your organization" - Errol Schoenfish, a member of the Microsoft Dynamics community for over 24 years Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 is a sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with a multitude of features and options. Microsoft Dynamics GP enables you to create and manage a variety of reports that help small and mid-size businesses effectively manage their financial and operational data. This book will show you how to create and manage reports, know what tools to use and when, how to use them and where to find the data based on how it's being entered into the system with Dynamics GP. This book will empower you with the tools and reports necessary to use Dynamics GP data in making key business decisions. The book addresses the many challenges and frustrations a company may face when preparing to build new reports. Then it moves on to explain how to find your data in the GP system and company databases. The book then dives deep into topics such as SmartLists, SL Builder and Excel Report Builder, Report Writer, SSRS Report Library, and Analysis Cubes Design and Management Reporter amongst others. With this knowledge in hand, you will be capable of selecting the most effective tool for the current reporting environment.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Reporting
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Getting started with SQL Server Reporting Services

Before we can deploy and utilize the SQL Reporting Services Reports available for Dynamics GP we must have an SSRS Report Manager site available to us. Installing and configuring this is actually a very easy task. Dynamics GP supports both Windows Server 2003 and 2008 and SQL Server versions 2005 and 2008. We will discuss the configuration for both of these.

Deployment configurations

Reporting Services can be deployed in several ways. Our first step is to determine which deployment model we will use. The two models we will be discussing are:

  • Standard deployment model

  • Scale-out deployment model

Let's take a look at the two models in detail.

Standard model

The standard model is made up of a single reporting server instance that will use either a local or a remote SQL server to host the reporting services database. A major consideration here is processing resources, as both the report server and the database engine compete for CPU time, memory, and...