White Papers

Financial reporting for small business made easy

  • August 2016

With visibility into the numbers that have an impact on your business, you gain the confidence to make smart decisions when they matter. The purpose of this eBook is to help you understand your financials better, explain how they impact your business’s operation, and show you how you can make them work for you. You’ll also be introduced to Sally, an entrepreneur who’s passionate about using Sage Intelligence Reporting, as she offers practical examples on how she improved her financial reporting skills.


Financial savvy for small business owners – 5 ways your financials can help you run your business better

  • April 2014

Studies show that data is growing at a rapid rate of 56% yearly yet most small business owners are struggling to make accurate and informed decisions that contribute to the success of their business because it’s difficult to make sense of so much data. To make your business successful, the single most important thing that you can do as a small business owner, is to manage your financial data.
This paper covers basic financial knowledge that you should get to grips with that will help your business to not merely survive, but to thrive!

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Sage ERP Intelligence Reporting: Straight talk about replacing FRx®

  • October 2013

With Microsoft FRx® being retired and support for it no longer available, companies that have been using FRx for Sage 100 and 500 ERP have been presented with the opportunity to re-evaluate their reporting requirements and upgrade to a solution designed for today’s connected and global economy. If you have been affected by the retirement of FRx and are looking for an alternative, this paper covers 15 things you need to know about Sage ERP Intelligence Reporting, which is Sage’s recommended alternative for FRx.

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Get the insight you need using the tools you know

  • July 2013

A recent Aberdeen Group report found that small and midsized businesses faced the same problems when dealing with business information every day: basing decisions on inaccurate data, lack of operational visibility, fragmented data to name a few. These challenges drove them to exploring BI solutions. The report confirms that Sage Intelligence effectively solves these specific reporting challenges, and this paper describes how.

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Making sense of Business Intelligence in the mid-market: Why Sage Intelligence is the right fit for you

  • March 2013

At some stage Business Intelligence (BI) solutions only catered for large businesses requiring complex reporting whilst midsized (and small) businesses relied on Microsoft® Excel® worksheets for data manipulation and analysis. This is no longer the case.
Learn about why BI is critical for midsized companies, and which features you need to consider when evaluating various BI solutions. And, find out why we believe that Sage ERP Intelligence Reporting is the right fit for your company.

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The two types of Business Intelligence: What they are, why they’re needed, and how “Operational BI” works

  • June 2011

The overriding purpose of Business Intelligence (BI) software is to deliver relevant information to people so that they can make better business decisions. Intelligent data should be available to managerial and non-managerial staff to equip everyone in a company with information that will empower them to better deliver on their daily tasks, whether they be strategic or operational.
This whitepaper clearly defines the differences between strategic and operational BI with a greater focus on operational BI which is often not implemented.

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