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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
About the Authors
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Installing Analysis Cubes

Now that we have a basic understanding of what Analysis Cubes for Excel is as well as the components that make up the Analysis Cubes environment, we will now walk through the installation process for the Analysis Cubes for Excel. The installation of Analysis Cubes for Excel is actually a quite simple product to install, but it is also very dependent on having the proper permissions to perform the installation as well as completing steps in a particular order. The installation process is made up of the following three steps:

  • Pre-Installation Checklist

  • Installing the Server Configuration Wizard

  • Using the Server Configuration Wizard to Deploy the Cubes

Pre-installation checklist

Before proceeding with our installation of the Analysis Cubes, we need to review our Pre-installation checklist.

  • Review system requirements for server components – This includes determining which of the deployment configurations discussed earlier in this chapter we will be using in our environment...