Investigate past business performance to gain insight and drive business
planning with the Analytics Module. This module is designed to make it
easy for the casual user to explore their company data. Detailed or
summary reports on many key aspects of a business are straightforward to
create. Most data can be converted to elegant 3-D colored graphs to better
show the relationships and trends from the reports.
After you have taken the time to specify the rules and conditions for a
report, you can then name and save the report so it can be reused in the
Customer, supplier, inventory, and general ledger account data make up the
key reporting areas. Even lot and serial numbered information can be
Discover who your best customers are and how much they have contributed to
your bottom line over the years. Find out who is costing you more money
than they are contributing to your revenues. Answer the questions about
which products are sold the most and which make you the most profit.
Know who your best suppliers are and view that information to see your
company’s purchasing trends. Use that data when negotiating purchasing
discounts and terms.
Examine the movement of items in inventory. See how many were received and
how many were issued over time. Know what items have the most value in
Track the trends of individual general ledger accounts by weeks, months or
even years. Use that information to see the direction of sales or expenses
and act to encourage the sales or hold down the expenses.
Track lot and serial numbered items to their source, current disposition
in inventory, or to whom they were sold.
Archiving plays a major part in this module. It allows you to periodically
reduce the size of your company data by moving it to an archived company
that is fully functional.
Archiving company data has a fundamentally different role than backing up
company data. Archiving accrues data while backing up is a
snapshot of data.
Backing up your data gives you a static copy of that data as of the date
the backup was performed. Archiving data provides a dynamic environment
that allows you to add additional data to an archived company as time
passes. This is a key distinction that permits the full use of analytics
and allows you to data mine years and years of valuable company records.