Still making decisions by gut feel? While our intuition is a great tool, it isn’t the best thing to rely on when growing a business. In the contemporary business landscape, possessing timely and accurate information is a cardinal rule. Any delay in data reporting can lead to financial losses, and time spent on compiling reports could be utilized in other profitable activities. That’s why you need the right information, in the right hands, at the right time.
If you’re in the public utility or municipalities sector, we’ve developed the best back-end accounting system for you, and it includes robust business intelligence tools. WACUtility, Powered by Acumatica ERP, is the perfect blend of usability and functionality, providing you with the power to make informed business decisions while ensuring seamless operations. Whether it’s customizing dashboards, creating reports, or leveraging business intelligence, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s look closer at the reporting, dashboards, and intelligence tools that help you make better-than-gut-feel decisions.
The Essence of Business Intelligence
Business Intelligence (BI) is often misunderstood as a mere vehicle for data visualization, but it is so much more than that. It’s a technology-driven process for analyzing data and presenting actionable information that helps your executives, managers, and other users make informed business decisions.
Business Intelligence empowers your team to make smarter decisions based on better information, reducing the need for spreadsheets and manual analysis. It can be customized for use by every department within your organization, allowing each user to have dashboards tailored to their specific needs. With the massive data we’re generating today, BI plays a crucial role in connecting and analyzing data.
Exploring Reporting, Dashboards, and Data Analysis
The Reporting, Dashboards, and Data Analysis Toolkit is designed for businesses that need up-to-the-minute access to their data. Built into the WACUtility solution, these data tools can either integrate with a BI solution like Power BI or deliver easy-to-use inquiries and analytics. Take a look at some of its key features:
- Generic Inquiries: Extracting the Precise Data You Need
Generic Inquiries provide a framework for analysis, drilldown, and more by giving you a way to extract the specific data you need and present it to reporting functions for analysis. With this functionality, you can access any data you need, do so with minimal coding knowledge, and access it all securely.
- 250+ Standard Reports: New Perspectives on Your Business
WACUtility, Powered by Acumatica ERP amplifies your decision-making process with reporting tools that deliver customized views of your business overall and focused views of departments and functions. With more than 250 standard reports and the ability to create, customize, and filter your own reports, you won’t lack choices! A bonus: these can be scheduled or generated in real time.
- Dashboards: Visual Information You Need at a Glance
Dashboards are powerful reporting tools based on any information within the system. They are visually pleasing, built in blocks, and easy to interpret. Dashboards are usually made up of one or several widgets, which are a type of report.
- Business Intelligence: Taking the Information Further
Make this information actionable with formatted and ready-for-analysis visuals in a variety of external business intelligence tools. Built to work well with a variety of BI tools, Acumatica and Microsoft were among the first to work together to enhance the reporting capabilities and visibility across the organization.
Get to Know WAC Solution Partners: Smarter ERP for Smarter Companies
If you’re looking to improve your business’s efficiency and productivity, it’s time to get to know the team at WAC Solution Partners. You won’t find our WACUtility solution anywhere else. It is built for the cloud and able to deliver the visibility, control, automation, and usability your Utility business needs from an ERP solution. Learn more.