Reporting has always been important but it’s a key driver for customers now – Enprise offers a variety of approaches and options for getting information out of MYOB Exo.
Choices range from dashboards that deliver graphical information relevant to the person logged in, to the GL Report Writer for financial reporting, which expresses information in columns and rows. A Clarity Report Writer within Exo offers query-based reporting. ODBC links can pull data directly from your database into Excel or Word documents. With this you can pre-configure a query and save it inside a spreadsheet. When a user clicks ‘refresh’ the data in the spreadsheet will update. Sales Analysis Designer is another reporting tool available.
“The field is wide open as to what approach a business wants to take,” says General Manager Enprise Victoria, Gary Christieson.
“Other options include Microsoft Office-based tools offering SQL queries, such as the ODBC utility. You may be able to use query tools you already have inside your existing business software. Enprise also offers a broad range of companion products that integrate tightly with Exo. We implement and support these products, including training. We can help you choose the best approach.”
He says customers should be confident to build their reporting set over time as they learn which reporting is most useful to their individual business.
“If it’s in the database it can be pulled out into a report. The hard bit is making sure the data is captured in the first place.”
Aussie customers have a real focus on transparency of cashflow, he says.
“They want to see in real time the bills they have to pay and their ability to pay those bills. The market over the last twelve months has been volatile. Changes in market conditions are more drastic and sharp – the exchange rate is a good example. In recent times it’s fluctuated from $1.20 to 89 cents compared to the U.S dollar. That sort of volatility has made people feel that it’s essential to see and track exactly what’s happening with their business.”
Two new MYOB whitepapers on reporting called ‘Unlock your data’ and ‘Less is really more’ discuss why reporting is a major area of stress for many businesses, and why an integrated approach to reporting allows companies to get better visibility to see what’s driving their business so they can make more informed decisions quicker.