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Need Reporting and Budgeting Software but don’t want to become a Programmer to use it?

How often have you had to call someone to help you run a report? Wouldn’t it be great if you could create and run accurate, readable reports without having to call for help? Vivid Reports CPM reporting and budgeting software and Vivid Flex have been designed with non-technical users in mind. Our software can be learned in as little as two hours with the help of our high quality, efficient training.

Once you have completed the Vivid Reports training program, you will be a self-sufficient expert on Vivid Reports. All training is conducted live on your system with your information, assuring that is be relevant to your needs. Our support team is fantastic, but we want you to be able to use our software independently and with ease. This way, you can master report development and take full advantage of all Vivid Reports has to offer. We chose to integrate with Microsoft Excel® to decrease the learning curve, especially for our non-technical users. However, we are also dedicated to allowing you to leverage the functionality of Excel® when presenting your reports and information.

The Vivid Reports interface is designed to enable report and template design with minimal instruction. Everything within Vivid Reports flows together and the building-block design to financial reporting makes it easy to create new reports and budget templates. Users may also reuse previously created components such as control panels and report definitions to help create effective reports with limited experience. Drill-Downs and other analysis tools will also work automatically without further report development considerations.

To start using Vivid today, please reach out to our sales team or schedule a demo today!

 

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What makes Vivid Reports Business Intelligence so Fast?

“Fast” and “Easy” are two of the most overused words used to describe computer software. But when we say Vivid Reports is fast business intelligence, we really mean it! Vivid performs fast, and stays fast, for small, medium, and large sized companies. Vivid Reports CPM and Flex can handle thousands of accounts, hundreds of users, and millions of transactions.

At Vivid Reports, we know that time is money. Therefore, we ensure that Vivid Reports starts fast and stays fast even as your data grows and even when connected to multiple large-sized databases and multi-user environments. Our development team perfected the methods we use to get data from a database and onto a screen as fast and effortlessly as possible.

Although Vivid Reports uses Microsoft Excel®, we are actually leveraging the power of Microsoft SQL Server®. Excel® is only used to display your final results. This ensures you don’t have to wait for your local workstation to process complex Excel® based formulas before you see the results.

We love to provide our new customers with a Proof-Of-Concept (POC) because we are confident you are going to see substantial performance gains compared to other tools you might be using.

Vivid Reports’ development team has created revolutionary proprietary algorithms and data retrieval methods that are written specifically for the Vivid Reports reporting and analysis framework. Many other techniques are used as well, to ensure a great user experience through efficient reporting and analysis. We know you have better things to do with your time!

If you’re still looking for a fast business intelligence software solution that works seamlessly with your data, consider contacting us.

 

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How does Vivid Reports Keep Your Information Safe and Secure?

When it comes to sensitive data such as financial information, keeping it security is of the utmost importance. This is why Vivid Reports CPM and Flex are designed to protect your organization’s information.

Vivid Reports CPM user setup allows you to define user permissions that control exactly who can see and do what. For example, you can limit users to only seeing certain G/L accounts, business units, or segments. Continually, you can control who is able to use certain features, such as drill to accounts payable.

Defining and maintaining user security can be time consuming. This is why Vivid Reports allows you to control security through user roles. You may copy an existing user setup to a new user and create and export all security settings to ensure consistency and compliance. Furthermore, it is easy to rename and assign user profiles whenever a new employee enters an existing position.

Vivid Reports can also lock-down report definitions and keep them secure within a central database. The central database allows you to manage fewer items and make global changes that will immediately reflect across multiple reports upon refresh.

Report definitions can also be assigned to individual users for maintenance and monitored with an audit trail for changes. This enables Vivid Reports to meet SOX compliance requirements. You have full control over the flow of information originating within your core systems and ERP through to your reports and analysis. Since we don’t use formulas in Excel®, you have complete control and peace of mind.

Vivid Reports can piggyback onto Windows® and SQL Server® authentication methods.

If you have any questions or concerns about your security when choosing Vivid Reports, we would be happy to speak to you.

 

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Vivid Reports: Simplifying Decisions with Better Insights

The primary purpose of business intelligence software is to help decision makers make better decisions through better insights. “Better decisions” may include faster decision making, greater awareness of fiscal and operational performance, ability to monitor and measure performance, setting goals and objectives, etc. Vivid Reports has been designed with decision-making in mind. Strong analysis features, like our drill down analysis tool, are designed to provide crystal clear insights into your data.

When your organization is able to see all of its data from a variety of perspectives, your organization will be in a position to manage more effectively. Vivid Reports Business Intelligence enables your organization to realize these benefits and to make better decisions through new insights.

drill down feature

An example of Vivid Reports’ intuitive yet powerful drill-down analysis feature!

If a tool with strong analysis features that enables decision is what you need, consider reaching out.

 

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How Vivid Reports helps Jonas Enterprise ERP Users Streamline Processes

An image of the Jonas Enterprise ERP logo

Vivid Reports recognizes that many industry leading organizations are running Jonas Enterprise ERP. Jonas’s strengths are that it is able to provide rich project management capabilities and capture relevant information, ensuring projects always stay on time and on budget.

Vivid’s CPM and Flex software products help take your usage of Jonas to the next level. Jonas is great for capturing your data and Vivid Reports is great at helping you access, share, and report that data, easily.

We understand that service and construction companies are busy. Time is money, and things can get complicated fast. We know we can help you make the most of what the Jonas ERP has to offer by extracting the valuable information captured by your teams. As a Microsoft Excel® add-on, Vivid does not force your accounting and management teams to learn an entirely new application with complex reporting language and a long implementation and training process. If you know how to use Microsoft Excel®, you can learn Vivid with ease. Vivid Reports is used by numerous public companies and is SOX compliant. Team members that are only viewing and analyzing reports can access their information either through Microsoft Excel® or a supported web-browser on any device.

Vivid brings Jonas data directly into Microsoft Excel® where it can be easily refreshed, shared, and navigated. Vivid Flex provides your team with instant project reporting, keeping everyone in the loop. Leverage our pre-built “data views” that bring all project information together for easy consolidated reporting. Views for other areas of Jonas are also available.

Vivid CPM is integrated with Jonas ERP and provides rich financial reporting. Anything from profit and loss, balance sheet, or cash flow reports based off the general ledger and using your Chart-Of-Accounts. Vivid CPM can help you consolidate your data in a snap with immediate drill-down back to individual transactions and project details. Additionally, strong analysis features make your month-end close a snap. Features include variance analysis, drill-across for trending, integration with document management software, and more.

When it comes to budgeting, Vivid CPM has you covered! Our advanced budgeting functionality will make your budget process easy and painless. With capabilities such as unlimited versions, what-if scenario planning, audit of changes, and ability to capture comments, assumptions and budget details such as transactions and project information. Consolidate budgets from all team members in snap and eliminate emailing Microsoft Excel® files back and forth. Your budgets have never been so complete and accurate.

A screenshot of an example report made by Vivid Reports using Jonas data

Click the image to see an example of what a Vivid Report using Jonas data could look like!

With Vivid, all of your data is centralized, secured, and easily accessible. We can help ensure there are no misunderstandings between your finance and project management teams. This creates company wide buy-in and ensures everyone is responsible for their operational and fiscal performance.

If you’re a service or construction company using the Jonas Enterprise ERP, send us an email or call us to learn how we can help you use your data to its full potential!

 

 

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