Microsoft Dynamics GP Reporting – SmartList Builder

Posted on: October 24, 2013 | By: Jim Bertler | Microsoft Dynamics GP

One of the key elements of an ERP/Accounting solution is reporting.  Microsoft Dynamics GP offers excellent reporting solutions as part of its core solution.  One of the tools for Dynamics GP was called SmartList Builder  which Microsoft purchased/licensed several years ago from a 3rd party provider. 
The SmartList Builder tool included its related “Builder Components (like Excel Report Builder). Recently, Microsoft has made a change and will be moving all of the SmartList Builder tools back to the original developer.

There has been some confusion as to which tools were being taken back by the original developer.  However, per a recent Microsoft announcement all of SmartList Builder including Excel Report Builder and Drill Down Builder and Navigation List Builder are moving back to eOne ( the original developer).

The good news for Microsoft Dynamics GP users and clients is that you will continue to have great reporting tools for Dynamics GP and can choose between a variety of solutions.  Some will be provided by Microsoft and others will be 3rd party apps developed by other companies.  As is usually the case there is no right or wrong answer to which is better it will really depend on the unique needs of your company.

It will be interesting to see what Microsoft develops in the future but they are already working on new tools.  You can go to the link below to see a couple of slides about SmartList Designer which is available today from Microsoft

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/gp/archive/2013/09/17/microsoft-dynamics-gp-2013-service-pack-2-feature-of-the-day-smartlist-designer.aspx



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