Sage 50 Accounts KPI's

Hello everyone,

I'm interested to find what kind of KPI (Key Performance Indicators) people need from their Sage 50 Accounts software.

I don't personally think that the dashboards that are included in Sage 50 are good, and I'd like to know what other people think aswell about that.

Looking forward to hearing from you all.

Julien

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KPI's - Monitoring the health of your business

mgtjpier | | Permalink

Hello everyone,

I'm quite surprised not to see any comments on this post, as KPI's are one of the most important figures in order to monitor the health of a business.

If anyone has ideas of KPI's for Sage 50 accounts, something you would like to see, then post it here.

Thanks.

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Maybe this will get the ball rolling

John Stokdyk | | Permalink

Hi Julien,

I'm a bit surprised too, because when we did a series of articles on KPIs a few years back, the response was particularly enthusiastic. As part of our guide to the issue, Richard Murphy suggested a sequence of different KPIs for different businesses. In response, David Carter put together a few tutorials showing how to put together KPI reports using Excel pivot tables. If Sage really doesn't come up with the goods for you, David takes the technique a lot further in his tutorials on using MS Query to get Sage data into Excel.

Yes, it's all a bit DIY so far, but the object of our exercise was to get people thinking about the indicators that would work for their business and how to get data easily to manage them.

I think Sage has responded to the gaps in functionality with its Dashboard interface in Sage 50 Accounts 2010 and a new Excel data wizard.

I have only looked at these in an initial review of the application, and not experierienced them in daily use. Perhaps people who have had a go with the new version could let us know whether the Dashboard makes it easier to display the KPIs you want. Alchemex also has a Sage 50 Business Pack that provides a dashboard facility for Sage users (for a $25 a month service fee).

I look forward to hearing more about this topic from other discussion group members.
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Sage 50 KPI's and Excel reporting

barrysnashall | | Permalink

 

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