Understanding the Microsoft Access Database Engine Prerequisite

I’ve recently had several questions on the prerequisite for the Microsoft Access Database Engine. I wanted to provide some background on this to help understand you might be seeing this prerequisite. Here are screenshots depicting  where you may see this error: Management Reporter needs either Microsoft Office or the free Microsoft Access Database Engine redistributable…


Renaming Microsoft Dynamics GP FRx Menu Option To Management Reporter

Ian Grieve, a consultant at Perfect Image Ltd posted a blog yesterday on how to rename the Dynamics GP FRx menu option to Management Reporter.  We thought you might want to check it out.    And, we’ll get a message over to the Dynamics GP to see if they can permanently make this change in Dynamics…


Migrating to Management Reporter 2012

Migrating from Microsoft FRx to Management Reporter has always been a hot topic for customers and partners. It’s even more so now with the release of Management Reporter 2012.  As Char mentioned, we recently updated the migration wizard to allow for migration directly from Microsoft FRx to Management Reporter 2012.  That’s great, but I’m sure…


Preparing to migrate – a tip for cleaning up building blocks in Microsoft FRx

The Corporate Performance Management team had a great time last week presenting Management Reporter and Microsoft Forecaster at the Dynamics Communities User Groups in Las Vegas. As everyone prepares to migrate to Management Reporter from FRx, we thought we would share a tip to help streamline the process. First, check out the blog Management Reporter…


Management Reporter AX 2012 Provider – Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that the Management Reporter AX 2012 Provider has been released!  The provider is the communication mechanism between Management Reporter and AX 2012.  The provider pulls the financial information stored in AX, into Management Reporter for report design and report generation.  Some of the integration points are:  Accounts, Dimensions, Fiscal Periods, Posting…


Management Reporter – Migrating from Microsoft FRx

You’ve installed Management Reporter; you’re ready to take the plunge…now what? Play around in Management Reporter Get a feel for it and see how your reports will migrate. You might decide based on the new dimension structure that some of your reports could be redesigned. Download and install the migration wizard and documentation The documentation…