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New Sage 200 integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Excel enhancing Business Intelligence
Microsoft Excel is heavily used in businesses as a means to analyse information. One of the key features in the new Sage 200 suite is the enhanced Microsoft Excel integration which can be quickly and easily pulled in to the spreadsheet.
By: Jamie Langdon
A library of excel functions is supplied to allow information to be pulled directly from sage 200 into Microsoft Excel for analysis. Sample spreadsheets are supplied for Profit and Loss, Balance sheet and key performance indicators. It’s easy to amend these or create new spreadsheets to suit your own business. Exporting information into Excel such as budgets from the nominal ledger in Sage 200 to Microsoft Excel is quick and seamless. The information can be modified and manipulated in Excel and then re-imported into either Sage 200 Financials or Commercials.
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Financials and Commercials can be accessed directly from within Microsoft Excel. A range of data fields appears in Excel and can be selected. An example of this would be a profit and loss report can be created in Microsoft excel and that can be updated with the latest information from Sage 200 at the click of a button.
The Sage 200 Microsoft Excel integration mean that new reports can be built from scratch to suit the customers exact requirements, however a number of prewritten reports are included with the product. Examples of pre written reports are Key Performance indicators, Profit and Loss, Balance report and Sales by product.
Lack of Integration to Microsoft Excel is one of the major reasons why Sage 50 customers upgrading to Sage 200.
Reporting and analytics within the comfort of Microsoft® Excel
As well as the Microsoft Excel integration with Sage 200 Commercials and Financials, the new Sage 200 Business intelligence modules also brings business data into the familiar Microsoft Excel environment allowing quick analysis of company data from many different angles. This means the features of Excel, such as ease of formatting (layout and printing), calculations and macros can all be used to enhance the reports created using Sage 200 BI. Sage 200 BI is a new and exciting addition to the Sage 200 Suite. This Business Intelligence solution enables you to extract real intelligence about your business from data accumulated every day in the normal course of operations. Sage 200 BI provides a powerful analysis and reporting tool which will transform your data into meaningful intelligence.
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Pythagoras is an experienced business solutions provider for Sage 200 with offices in Maidenhead, London and Manchester. More than 300 Sage customers nationwide have discovered how Pythagoras’s approach adds value to their business. These are drawn from a diverse range of sectors and markets and we have specialist teams with specific expertise in each. Pythagoras has an enviable combination of extensive, multi-sector experience and a reputation for cutting edge technical development and innovation.