With the release of Sage Intelligent Reporting for Line 50, the Newcastle-based accounting software house has brought sophisticated analytical tools to a much wider market. David Carter and John Stokdyk look inside Sage's spreadsheet-based box of management reporting tricks.
Over the past couple of releases, Sage has significantly beefed up the reporting facilities in Line 50. First were enhancements to make the Sage Report Designer more accessible to users. Then came version 12 and Integrated Excel Reporting, which lets users connect Excel to the Line 50 database so they can analyse and present the accounts as they please.
As if that wasn't enough, Sage has now introduced Sage Intelligent Reporting. With the 2004 acquisition of IntelligentApps, Sage gained the expe...