Published on September 14, 2012
What’s New With Reportingand Infor M3 / Infor LawsonGui Windels – BI Architect – Inforguillaume.firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 1
Targeted Audience• Customers who implemented LBI or with a sound knowledge of BI combined with Infor M3 or Infor Lawson (ex-S3)• Customers looking to streamline reports through the suite of reporting tools• Customers building a reporting strategy in line with a recent or upcoming Infor M3, Infor Lawson implementation Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 2
Trends Across Lawson Reporting• Externalize reporting tasks such as presentation and rendering outside of the core ERP system• Bring BI into the Infor M3, Infor Lawson workspace• Improve user experience and overall flexibility• Deliver results faster Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 3
What Is New With Version 10 Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 4
What’s New• Auditing capabilities with Reporting Services and Smart Notifications • Find out who runs what • Audit the performance of your reports• Browser support • LBI now supported on Firefox, on top of IE9• ViewPoint – the new OLAP cube viewer • Brings BI into Smart Office, coexists with a web version (dashboard-ready) • Better User Experience where data consumers can build their own views • Beautiful interactive views on top of existing content Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 5
What ViewPoint Looks Like ViewPoint lives into Smart Office and also exists as a web-only version Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 6
Still Supplementing BI• Business Performance Warehouse (BPW) to build a state-of-the-art data warehouse • Liberate your Infor Lawson and Infor M3 data • Aggregate Lawson/Infor and other data sources • Separate your production environment from reporting • Interoperable with 3rd-party tools• Reporting Services • Deploy Crystal Reports seamlessly and securely to business users• Smart Notifications • Proactively monitor Infor Lawson and Infor M3 for exceptions• Framework Services • Build dashboards and spaces for each business area Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 7
Still Supplementing BI• Analytics • BI accelerator that builds a datawarehouse, and user views on top of Infor M3 data • Rapid Time to Value• Infor M3 Analytics • Pre-defined views for Finance, Sales, Warehouse, Procurement • Specific packages for the Equipment and Fashion industries• Infor Lawson (ex-S3) Analytics • Financial, Labor, Supply Chain analytics for Healthcare Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 8
Smart Reports (LSR)Streamline Backoffice Reports(Infor M3 Only, BE > 13.1, LBI > 9.0.4) Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 9
What Is Smart Reports• Externalize M3 backoffice reports to LBI • Improves usability and flexibility (export)• Modify existing backoffice reports without code • Point and click in Smart Office, or via a web interface • Relies on M3 APIs• 600+ reports currently supported through Smart Reports • Edit and customize templates via Crystal Reports Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 10
What Smart Reports Looks Like Example of M3 backoffice report APS113 being integrated into LBI Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 11
Ad Hoc ReportingCreate Operational Reports from the M3 database(Infor M3 Only, BE > 14.1) Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 12
What Is Ad Hoc Reporting• Command the creation of a structured file (XML) from M3 BE • XML file can then be processed universally by LBI or 3rd-party applications• Design reports within Smart Offices with a WYSIWYG tool • Join M3 tables according to your requirements • No coding required, no application customization• Data extract can be scheduled through M3’s job scheduler Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 13
What Ad Hoc Reporting Looks Like Report created with Ad Hoc Reporting Copyright © 2012. Infor. All Rights Reserved. www.infor.com 14
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