Sage BI 200 Business Intelligence (BI)

Sage BI

The Sage BI (200 Business Intelligence module) takes data collated in everyday activities and transforms it into dynamic, actionable business acumen. Make business decisions faster than ever before, based on up-to-the-minute data.

Sage BI enables you to mine your data across every aspect of your business. You can identify customer and product trends and measure performance against difference benchmarks.

  • Use powerful analytical tools to slice and dice data quickly and easily and inform your decision making
  • Build your own tailored reports and bring data to life using charts and graphs
  • Share business data widely across your organisation
  • Explore scenarios to see the effectiveness of investments or changes
  • Create personalised dashboards and automated reports

The benefits of using Sage BI

  • Excel Reporting and Analytics – All Sage BI reports are presented in Excel, which means you can enhance reports using standard Excel formatting, such as calculations and macros. As most users have Excel skills, this minimises training requirements.
  • Out-of-the-box Reports – pre-defined reports allow quick analysis of financial information, e.g. profit and loss, worst paying customers and average sales, removing the need to create reports from scratch.
  • Conditional Formatting – Anomalies in your data can be colour coded based on specified criteria, enabling you to spot exceptions quickly and easily.
  • Reliable technology – Sage BI uses SQL Server Analysis Services which is a market leading OLAP technology which provides a reliable and robust platform.
  • Report Wizard – With the report wizard you can change the layout of a report to meet your requirements, providing flexibility by enabling you to extract the information required, displayed in the way you like.
  • Drill Down – From each report you can drill down through to detail, for example if you are looking at an overview for the current year you can drill down into a particular month and then to a daily level.
  • Faster, better informed decisions – The multi-dimensional analysis allows you to view data from many angles e.g. sales by region, customer and month. The report fields can be changed in seconds providing quick and easy reporting analysis.

The Business Intelligence module is the complete business analysis tool that comes as standard with Sage 200 Extra.

It enables you to mine your data across every aspect of your business. You can identify customer and product trends and measure performance against difference benchmarks.

  • Use powerful analytical tools to slice and dice data quickly and easily and inform your decision making
  • Build your own tailored reports and bring data to life using charts and graphs
  • Share business data widely across your organisation
  • Explore scenarios to see the effectiveness of investments or changes
  • Create personalised dashboards and automated reports

Sage 200 Business Intelligence for Commercials

The latest addition, Sage 200 Business Intelligence for Commercials facilitates analysis of a greater range of data, including:

  • SOP Invoice Credits
  • POP Invoice Credits
  • Stock Movement
  • Sales Order Book
  • Sales Dispatches
  • Purchase Supplies
  • Stock Levels
  • Stock Discrepancies

Sage Enterprise Intelligence

Sage Enterprise Intelligence is an intuitive Business Intelligence (BI) solution, integrated with Sage 1000, which helps business users reduce time spent on analysis and reporting and make faster, better-informed decisions.

As the amount of data your business collects continues to grow, it is more important than ever to find a way to both manage and make sense of it all. To gain that competitive edge, you need to find a way to convert all your data into tangible insight and opportunities.

SEI’s intuitive interface makes it easy to access enterprise information quickly and securely and eliminates the need for disparate tools and specialised skills. It is fast to deploy and uses technology that you already own.

The need for companies to have immediate access to critical business information has never been so important. With the right analytical tools and techniques, companies can produce substantial and actionable insights, leading to improved business outcomes across the organisation. Sage Enterprise Intelligence is the system that helps transform ERP transactional data into meaningful information, and distribute it to the business users that need relevant insights to ensure beneficial actions and decisions. In this way, SEI is specifically designed to address the widespread challenge of “information overload”.

Your benefits

  • Reduce time spent on business analysis and reporting.
  • Empower users to analyse and report on information in a self-sufficient manner.
  • Simplify and accelerate the distribution of information across your organisation, for coherent and better-informed decision making.

ERP and BI are the perfect combination for growing mid-sized enterprises.With reporting templates, data visualisation tools, and a fast data processing engine, BI becomes the perfect supplement to your ERP, leading to faster, more informed decisions.

Cut through the noise

With all that data, you need some help to get through it. Sage Enterprise Intelligence connects to your Sage ERP solution and provides you with consistent, up-to-date information. Easy-to-use diagnostic and analysis tools help focus your attention on important events affecting your business so you can:

  • Improve supply chain performance.
  • Resolve quality issues.
  • Build a faster, larger sales pipeline.
  • Make timely, better informed decisions.

Get formidable decision support—quickly

Sage Enterprise Intelligence provides business users, managers, and executives with a simple tool to access and analyse enterprise data. It’s easy to set up KPIs and personalised dashboards so you can view data that’s most meaningful to your role in the organisation. On average, business users reduce the time to decision by 20% using intuitive tools including:

  • Extensive data visualization like gauges, maps, and charts.
  • Powerful search and browsing capabilities.
  • Drill-down and drill-up to see transaction details.
  • Live access to enterprise data from Microsoft® Excel.

Share and collaborate with ease

Finally you can simplify and accelerate the distribution of critical information across your organisation. Based on appropriate security, it’s easy to share information with Sage Enterprise Intelligence. Automatically generate and distribute reports based on a predefined schedule or send snapshots of important business data in email attachments to others for review and analysis. You’ll improve collaboration and cross-functional performance with the ability to:

  • Share consistent, up-to-date information that supports coherent decision making.
  • Notify managers and executives of critical events affecting the business.
  • Provide elegant, graphical reports for timely review.

Give others the power to analyze data, too

Give users the power to analyse and create reports on their own—with no special expertise required. Sage Enterprise Intelligence is easy to use and offers an intuitive web interface and access through mobile devices. You can also leverage existing skills on your team and work with the power of Excel to report on your Sage ERP data.