Management Reporter Version/Feature/ERP Compatibility Overview

The quarterly RU/CU releases of Management Reporter, over the last five(5) years have introduced many new features and supported scenarios. To help you and your team, the MR Program Management and Customer Service teams have created a summary cheat sheet that covers what version contains a feature a customer is interested in and the Dynamics…

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Management Reporter 2012 CU16 +HFs is now available!

Management Reporter 2012 CU16 has been posted for download. This release includes the ability to use Management Reporter over HTTPS, and includes several quality fixes as well. NOTE:   CU16 will be the last formal CU release for Management Reporter 2012 for Dynamics AX 2012.   Here’s a summary of the new Management Reporter CU16 features: HTTPS…


High Availability best practices for Dynamics AX 2012

In this blog post, I would like to summarize the best practices to ensure High Availability (HA) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. This has been a critical subject for many customers because Dynamics AX is a mission-critical business application meaning that any downtime impacting end users will result in financial loss. Business continuity doesn’t come for…


How to change your Management Reporter Data Mart scheduling for Dynamics AX 2012

In this blog post, I would like to explain how you can view and edit the frequency of the Management Reporter Data Mart. The Data Mart is basically the data provider to integrate information from Dynamics AX operational database. During the installation of Management Reporter, new databases are created [ManagementReporter] and [ManagementReporterDM]. The frequencies of the…


Resetting the Management Reporter 2012 data mart (with CU15+ via Powershell)

The release of Management Reporter 2012 CU15 has delivered a new way to reset (rebuild) the Management Reporter 2012 data mart using Powershell.   Please refer to the steps below as a guideline on how to leverage this new data mart reset process: 1. Before starting, make a backup of the ManagementReporter and data mart…


Management Reporter 2012 (AX 2012) vs Financial Reporting (Dynamics 365 for Operations) FAQ

Recently we had the privilege of sitting down with one of our partners to discuss the new Financial Reporting functionality in Dynamics 365 for Operations (aka Management Reporter for AX 2012). Although the name has changed in Dynamics 365 for Operations, the core of its purpose and functionality remains intact.  However, during our review, questions did surface pertaining…

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Management Reporter 2012 CU15 (+Hotfixes 1-4) now available!

Management Reporter 2012 CU15 RTM (version 2.12.15001.56) and CU15 Hotfixes (1-4) have been formally released and ready for customers to download.   CU15 contains the following functional enhancements: Improved responsiveness in the Web Viewer A Search bar enhancement is now part of the Web Viewer giving you the ability to search through the current level of the report…


Management Reporter 2012 CU14 is now available!

Management Reporter 2012 CU14 RTM (version 2.12.14001.45) has been formally released and ready for customers to download.   CU14 contains the following functional enhancements: Report Options for Web Viewer (DDM only): Change Period and re-generate report from Web Viewer Keyboard accessibility for Drill to Dynamics (see below for more details)** Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 enhancements for budget…


Management Reporter 2012 CU13 for Dynamics AX 2012 is now available!

A critical issue was found in CU13 that could impact any customer setting up a new Management Reporter installation and using SQL authentication. The original installation files have been removed from CustomerSource and a new set of installation files have been posted. The re-release also contains the hotfix for the web viewer scroll bar missing….

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Management Reporter 2012 CU12 for Dynamics AX 2012 is now available

Management Reporter 2012 CU12 RTM (version 2.1.12000.26) has been formally released and ready for customers to download. Please NOTE that this is a Quality Release(QR) focusing on bug fixes only.   CU12 contains all of the enhancements and bug fixes from CU11 Hotfixes 1-4, including: Indication of currently active reporting tree node Added the ability to use…


Management Reporter 2012 Security Review with AX 2012

Below is a fairly detailed review of how Management Reporter 2012 security (users and user roles) are derived and directly correlate from the users created and security permissions assigned in Microsoft Dynamics AX. This review will cover the following topics: •Adding users from AX 2012 •User is assigned an AX 2012 role that does not…

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Lifecycle Services Diagnostics for Management Reporter and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

It is exciting to make you all aware that eight new diagnostics scripts are now included for AX2012 specific to GL and Budgeting that help identify data inconsistencies that cause issues for Management Reporter integrations and incorrect reporting results. These scripts check for invalid data within General Ledger and Budgeting that can cause MR 2012 reports to produce incorrect…


Management Reporter 2012 CU11 for Dynamics AX 2012 is now available (Hotfix 4 Update)

Management Reporter 2012 CU11 (version 2.1.11000.32) has been formally posted and ready for customers to download (NOTE: 4 Hotfixes have been released for this CU release. Please review the details of each Hotfix below).   *****CU11 Hotfix 4 is now available*****  A final optional hotfix rollup is now available for Management Reporter 2012 CU11. This hotfix contains…

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Management Reporter 2012 CU10 for Dynamics AX 2012 is now available!

If you have any question with regards to ERP versions supported by this release, please review the compatibility list here. Management Reporter 2012 CU10 (version 2.1.10001.112 & w/ Hotfix 2.1.10001.126 – see below) has been formally posted and ready for customers to download. This update release for MR 2012 contains enhancements around some of the most voted on suggestions in MSConnect including…


Management Reporter 2012 CU9 for Dynamics AX 2012 is now available!

Management Reporter 2012 CU9 has been posted for download! This release contains enhancements to the Management Reporter Web Viewer around opening and refreshing reports along with additional troubleshooting information in the Configuration Console related to data issues in Dynamics AX. Here’s a summary of the new Management Reporter 2012 CU9 features: View a list of…


Management Reporter 2012 CU8 for Dynamics AX 2012 is now available

Microsoft’s vision for Management Reporter (MR) continues to mature as a powerful Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solution with greater stability and rich functionality enhancements for Dynamics AX 2012 . This new CU release is a testament that the Product Group for MR is listening and remains sensitive to our customer’s domestic and international Financial Statement (real-time) reporting needs/requirements by…


Management Reporter 2012 CU7 Release Review

Management Reporter 2012 CU7 is now available. This release, which has been posted for download, includes the ability to drill back to Dynamics from the Management Reporter Web Viewer, currency translation for Dynamics AX 2012 customers, plus a few more enhancements. Here’s a summary of the new Management Reporter CU7 features: Ability to drill back…

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Management Reporter 2012 Introduction + CU6 Release Review

It has come to my attention that Microsoft will be deprecating financial statement report design functionality/features from future releases of Dynamics AX and relying more on Management Reporter 2012 to replace these deprecations that currently reside in the General ledger module of Dynamics AX.  Microsoft is moving quickly on their initiative to establish Management Reporter…