Sage Software announced today the availability of Sage Accpac Insight 5.4, a new version of the company’s analysis and business intelligence tool for small and mid-sized businesses. Designed for use and integrated with Sage Accpac ERP1 (enterprise resource planning), Sage Accpac Insight utilizes key business data contained within Sage Accpac ERP, and is ideal for employees in remote offices and disparate departments who need to manage, distribute, and collaborate this data from a single, unified source. It allows users to quickly capture and integrate information into meaningful reports and securely distribute them across an entire company on demand. Sage Accpac Insight helps business owners dramatically improve reporting performance, make more informed decisions, and respond rapidly to ever-changing business conditions.
Sage Accpac Insight 5.4 offers an improved “out of the box” user experience, with more sample reports to choose from, more Sage Accpac ERP data to access, and more queries for analysis. Version 5.4 is even easier to use and navigate than previous versions, with an improved wizard-driven report design, and simplified processing of sales data with many functions now incorporated into fewer modules. Sage Accpac Insight is truly a comprehensive solution for an organization’s reporting, analytics, budgeting and consolidations requirements, offering robust performance, plus excellent scalability via its Data Warehouse component.
“Sage Accpac Insight is an enterprise-wide reporting, budgeting, and consolidation solution that turns Microsoft Excel into a portal to all the information you need to manage your business. It is a powerful and customizable business intelligence solution complete with drill-down and multi-dimensional analysis.” said Thomas Abraham, Managing Director, Sage Software India “You can quickly transform information from multiple data sources into meaningful reports and distribute those across your enterprise nearly in real time while applying user-level security. Sage Accpac Insight is used to create strategic analyses, consolidated financial statements, and insightful reports”.
Improved Reporting and Filtering
Sage Accpac Insight 5.4 has a new report design ‘wizard,’ with custom criteria filters that offer users greater flexibility and control to extract the specific types of data they want to generate various reports for. Cross-module drill-down is also now available, along with customizable screens, custom ribbons for Microsoft® Excel™ 2007, and the ability to type in whatever values are desired, instead of having to pick from a pre-populated list.
The Extraction, Transformation and Loading (ETL) filter setup has also been simplified in version 5.4, with multiple data sources now available in a single profile. For example, multiple Sage Accpac ERP source databases can now be brought into one single Data Warehouse, providing companywide, consolidated reporting, plus there are many more tables to extract data from.
Consolidation of Modules For Better Ease of Use
With version 5.4, Sage Accpac Insight combines the previous Author for Data Warehouse and Author modules into a single, new Author module, and the previous Viewer for Data Warehouse and Viewer modules into a single, new Viewer module. Other modules include Data Warehouse, Enterprise Budgeting, Consolidations, Alerts, and Web Deployment Server.
About Sage Software
Sage India (sagesoftware.co.in) is a subsidiary of £1, 295m Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of business management software solutions and related products and services for small to mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the group now has 5.7 million customers and employs over 14800 people worldwide. Sage has over 1000 customers in India for its CRM, ERP, Payroll and HRMS products across industries like, Trading & Distribution, Manufacturing, Services, IT/ITES, Financial Services, Media, Travel, Hospitality, etc. Sage is one of the market leaders in the UK, US, Europe and South Asia. It works with over 30,000 reseller partners and over 40,000 accountants worldwide.