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Corporate Performance Management vs Business Intelligence

Corporate performance management and business intelligence…what’s the difference? Although the two concepts are closely related, there are some differences between the two in functionality, usage, and advantages. In the following post, we will take a quick glance at some of the basic differences between the two concepts. Hopefully, this article will provide you with a […]

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Cash Flow Report Package – Powered by Vivid Flex

Cash Flow Report Package – Powered by Vivid Flex Your organization may still be profitable, but what if you are faced with a situation where expenses are due before revenues are collected? This is where cash flow management comes into play. As many organizations have faced financial uncertainty in the wake of COVID-19, cash flow […]

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How Vivid Reports helps Jonas Enterprise ERP Users Streamline Processes

Vivid Reports and Jonas Enterprise ERP

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 […]

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Be Wary of Formula

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When we were developing Vivid Reports, we set out to invent a new way to interface with Microsoft Excel® that would not be based on a Excel formula while still being flexible, secure, and reliable. Although we had used Excel for years, we researched it extensively to find a better way to integrate. The unique method […]

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Don’t Forget About Financial Reporting…

Graphs, charts, traffic lights, thermometers, spinning monkeys, you name it. We are a visual species, and the seemingly endless onslaught of data visualization BI tools would suggest that we are becoming even more accustomed to making business decisions with the help of pretty pictures. I don’t mean to diminish the value of these types of […]

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The Case For Excel-Based Dashboards

Dashboards have become an essential tool to support many business functions. Today, you can find dashboards included with most ERP and business process software such as CRM and HR. A dashboard is often the first thing that is shown after someone logs into a system. So, what is a Dashboard? The basic purpose of a […]

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Multidimensional Chart-Of-Accounts (COA) Considerations and Tips

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In this brief article, we will examine the Multidimensional Chart-of-Accounts. Don’t forget to download the free Top 10 Tips for Organizing your Chart-of-Accounts Document at the end of this article. Over the years, we have seen a lot of Chart-Of-Accounts (COA), and some are set up much better than others. There can be various reasons for this […]

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Advantages of a Data Warehouse

When we were designing Vivid Reports CPM, we decided to use a separate data warehouse layer. We are often asked why, and what we feel the advantages are. I hope this article will shed some light on why we feel a data warehouse layer provides a superior reporting experience. There are two fundamental data access methods when it […]

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