SAP Business One proposes various reporting options, such as standard reports, reporting dashboards, Business Intelligence on demand, query manager or query generator, crystal reporting, excel pivot table, etc. That does sound like a lot of options! Doesn’t it?
To decide which report is appropriate for your business, you should keep the following parameters in mind in addition to your business requirements –
- Do you need accessibility on mobile platforms and connectivity with remote offices?
- Do you have reports that process very high volume data? The volume of data is a key criterion for deciding what kind of reporting model suits high volume reporting best.
- You can have static reports or dynamic reports, or both.
- They can be just displayed on screen (and interactive) or printed.
The best part is that the SAP team has introduced a lot of SAP B1 reporting choices. Let’s have a look at these reporting tools.
SAP B1 offers standard reports, such as balance sheet, profit and loss, purchase and sales analysis, etc. All these reports have standardized parameters like date range, project, and others that helps you in delivering the right output at the right time.
Source Transaction Drill downs
If you want to drill down from crystal reports to source documents, then SAP B1 has multiple drill down or drill around capabilities. This functionality allows you to get to the information easily and in an interactive manner. This is really helpful when you are searching for information in relation to an immediate need. It takes just a few clicks and all the financial information is available to view and analyze.
Drag and Relate
You can easily produce reports and access information using drag master data or system setup data. For example, select a customer code on the screen over a specific requirement (such as deliveries) and get immediate access to the relevant reports.
You can access your KPIs through intuitive dashboards. SAP proposes a lot of standard dashboards, such as financial, sales and service areas.
SAP B1 has numerous in-built Crystal Reports including drill downs. The bank reconciliation report is one such example. You can write your own reports. When you have created SAP Crystal Reports, you can easily include it on the SAP B1 menu to make it easy to access.
Excel Pivot Tables
Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful reporting tools and we all are familiar to it. You can generate pivot tables. To refresh these table, all you have to do is – click a button. You can use pivot tables (or Excel Slicer) to get the desired information.
BI on Demand
Cloud BI makes accessing information anywhere very easy. No wonder it is in such high demand! All users have to do is to create dashboards and graphical reports.
Your data processed by SAP’s BI infrastructure is a win-win solution. Isn’t it?
SAP Analytics or SAP HANA
SAP B1 introduces higher quality analytics (which includes transactional information in real-time) by bringing data and information sources from remote databases into local memory.
SAP has provided its customers as well as partners a variety of reporting options. Now it is on you to decide which reporting tool is right for your business. So, what are you waiting for? Just check all the reporting options and select the one that suits your business well.