Management Reporter 2012 Released!

Management Reporter 2012 for Microsoft Dynamics® ERP has been released and is now available for you to download and begin implementing in your business. Management Reporter 2012 is a powerful financial reporting solution that helps you achieve greater visibility across your organization.

With Management Reporter 2012 you can expect:

  • More flexibility in designing your financial reports
  • Additional opportunity to collaborate with co-workers, auditors and others during the report design, distribution and viewing processes
  • An interactive report viewing experience to help you drive decisions from the report data that's delivered to you
  • Deeper interoperability with your Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution, including drilling back to the Microsoft Dynamics ERP data

This release includes more than 30 new features. You can find videos of those features throughout the recent posts in this blog.

What the market is saying

Dynamics partners who have already seen Management Reporter 2012 are looking forward to it. Here’s just a few of the comments we’ve been hearing:

Set to release in April 2012, the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics Management Reporter 2012 is creating quite a stir and is being called by some the most complete feature rich reporting tool under the Microsoft umbrella.”
Dynamics Management Reporter 2012 Set To Launch Spring 2012

 “With these extended features added to a solution that many customers have already been successfully using only solidifies the excitement we have for this ever expanding financial reporting solution.”
Management Reporter is ready for PrimeTime – come thee all FRx users!

Management Reporter 2012 aims to offer have more flexibility to designing reports. It also enables collaboration with co-workers, auditors and others during the design, distribution and viewing processes. And the solution offers a deeper integration with Microsoft Dynamics ERP systems, including drilling back to the Dynamics ERP data.”
With Long List of New Benefits, Microsoft Set to Launch Management Reporter 2012

I am very excited about Management Reporter 2012 for a number of reasons
Back from Convergence 2012

Dynamics ERP support

Management Reporter 2012 supports the following Microsoft Dynamics ERP solutions:

  • ·         Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • ·         Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
  • ·         Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010
  • ·         Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 (only for customers replacing Microsoft FRx)
  • ·         Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011

Where to download Management Reporter 2012

If you are ready to download Management Reporter 2012 and start taking advantage of the new features, here’s the download link.

Comments (15)

  1. Sean says:

    Question: From report designer, how do I directly export a report to Excel WITHOUT going thru report viewer.  For example, I want to automatically export my balance sheet to a network folder in Excel format.

    We did this in FRx and it is very convenient for our users.



  2. Hi Sean,

    Management Reporter provides the flexibility to open up the report in the format that the user prefers. So if you generate a Management Reporter report to a network file share the user will then be prompted to view the file format that they prefer (Viewer, Excel, or XPS). They can select an option to remember their settings and they won't be prompted for their preferred filetype again (unless they want to change selection). This will also check the user's security and ensure that they only get back data that they are authorized to see.

  3. CharG says:

    Sean, this video would show you more details on the feature Ryan is referring to:…/creating-secure-report-links-management-reporter-2012-feature-highlight.aspx

  4. Hector Rgz says:

    Hi all,

    Can MR 2012 connect to AX2009 and AX2012 at the "same time"?

    We have a need to pull and combine data from these two ERP solutions as we will be migrating to some our Subs to AX2012 and Others will stay in AX2009.



  5. CharG says:

    Hi Hector

    Yes, you can connect to both Dynamics AX 2012 and Dynamics AX 2009 at the same time. You can connect to as many instances of Dynamics AX 2012 as you have but for Dynamics AX 2009, we are only able to connect to one instance. We suggest you use a consolidation company for Dynamics AX 2009 instances and then connect to the remaining Dynamics AX 2012 instances.

    This blog post might help explain it more:…/creating-consolidated-financial-statements-using-management-reporter-consolidating-with-multiple-dynamics-ax-2009-instances-aos-and-or-if-currency-translation-and-eliminations-are-required-part-4-of-7.aspx

  6. Hector says:

    Hi CharG,

    Thanks for the feedback. We have One instance of AX 2009 but with several companies, some of which are in different currency. These all share the Chart of Accounts and Dimensions.

    So I presume we can still connect to such instance and be able to consolidate with the AX 2012?  Also since we currently use FRX to do the currency Translation, I guess one major challenge will be to convert the AX 2009 data to MR2012 can pull the converted figures and be able to combine with the companies that will reside in AX2012 which will also have multiple currencies.

    I wish MR will offer the Translation just like FRX as to avoid the messy consolidation that has to be done within AX in order to pull consolidated data with MR.

  7. Jeff says:


    Can we actually use GP 9 and Dynamics AX 2012 with Management Reporter at the same time? GP on legacy connector and then AX 2012 on DDM?


  8. CharG says:

    Yes, you can use multiple versions of Dynamics with Management Reporter 2012.

  9. Jeff says:

    Great! thanks again! 🙂

  10. Jeff,

    One clarification here. Management Reporter supports Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 and higher. To consolidate across versions, the GP9 instance would need to be updated to 2010 or higher.



  11. Jeff says:

    noted. THanks Ryan.

  12. Vixen says:

    hello – Just attended a demo of MR for my company and they said you can use gmail for sending mail of the report. is this really tru? we dont have outlook in the office and mainly use gmail only for company mail. tnx in advance.

  13. CharG says:

    You can use any email application that you have installed to send a report that you are viewing.

  14. Gary says:

    A pre-requisite for MR on AX 2012 is CU4.  CU4 is huge!  And something that we'd like to be able to put off applying for a while.  Are there specific hotfixes that we could apply that would give us the ability to run MR without necessarily taking ALL of CU4?

  15. Gio says:


    I have a problem with CU7 management reporter , I update the program and show this message during the report generation:

    "Bad or missing data was encountered while loading the report and its building blocks. Report generation has been cancelled."

    Has you seen this message? Please Help

    i tried:

    1.- Restart services.

    2.- Verify security

    3.- Check building blocks

    4.- Check row, columns, report definition

    5.- Create a new report definition, row, column and building block



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