Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Corporate Performance Management Roadmap

For those of you who were wondering what's happening with Corporate Performance Management and Management Reporter, and the overall product roadmap, you would like to know that CPM has not gone unnoticed by Microsoft and plays a vital role in the overall Dynamics ERP direction.

Corporate Performance Management Roadmap
Some highlights of this direction include integration with AX, SL, and NAV to be delivered by the 2H of CY2011. If you have overseas operations and are in need for consolidated financials, you will also be glad to know that Management Reporter will be supporting currency translation from within Microsoft Dynamics GP. This is a shift from what FRx currently does with the FRx Currency Translator, which is built within FRx.

Management Reporter will also gain the ability to drill back into Dynamics GP -- clap here! -- a la FRx, with the added bonus of richer report viewing - translation: really cool looking reports! - and perhaps the most impressive of it all, integration to Intant Messenger and the ability to add comments to the reports themselves.

Perhaps, even more telling is Microsoft's effort to move away from the cumbersome Forecaster (though, it will continue to be supported for some time) into a more strategic and operational budgeting tool. This will be something to watch for in the coming year and beyond.

Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP
IntellPartners, LLC


Devon Southall said...

Did they mention anything about emailing reports? Is that what they mean by instant messenger?

Mariano Gomez said...

No, did not hear anything specific about emailing reports. It was unclear also how IM would be used.

Mariano Gomez, MVP