Jet Enterprise 2014 Service Release 1 (SR1)

Brian Petersen, Director of Business Intelligence Solutions

As both the largest and fastest growing Business Intelligence (BI) and Reporting provider in the Microsoft Dynamics ecosystem, Jet Reports is proud to announce the global release of Jet Enterprise 2014 Service Release 1 (SR1). A number of valuable new features and substantial performance improvements have been added to our flagship BI platform.

The highlights of this release include:

  • NAV 2015 Support: Leveraging our close ties with Microsoft, Jet Enterprise is fully compatible with NAV 2015 to ensure a seamless upgrade path to meet your needs.
  • Enhanced Execution Packages: Both new and existing Jet Enterprise Premium Package customers will be able to leverage multi-threaded execution plans to maximize the use of your existing hardware resources and turbocharge performance. A new algorithm will automatically determine and maintain an optimal execution plan for your BI environment to guarantee the most efficient delivery of data to your end users.
  • SQL Server 2014 Support: Full compatibility with SQL Server 2014 ensures easy integration of toolsets as your organization adopts the latest, cutting-edge technologies coming to SQL Server from Microsoft. This includes enhancements for Columnstore index support, advanced security configurations, and automatic index creation to ensure optimal performance for your end users.
  • Optimized Package Automation: Months of development work have been spent to  optimize the execution of our packages to ensure maximum performance and increased flexibility when it comes to time-critical reporting.
  • Expanded Advanced Dimension Editor Support: The Advanced Dimension Editor has been expanded to support the new Advanced Dimension Structure in NAV 2013 and NAV 2015 data sources. This enables users to easily incorporate and optimize an unlimited number of advanced dimensions into their reporting environment quickly and easily.
  • Execution Statistics: Valuable information about the health of your execution packages is now captured and easily viewed. Easily identify areas to be optimized as your data volumes and reporting needs grow over time, including Gantt style charting.

Meet us in St. Louis!

Diane L. Saeger, Vice President of Marketing

Join Jet Reports and thousands of Microsoft Dynamics® users at Summit 2014, October 14-17, in St. Louis, MO. Jet Reports is excited to partner with Summit to offer learning opportunities on a variety of topics from Excel to Business Intelligence. Check out our full session schedule to find out where to catch us. After sessions, come meet the Jet team at our booth #1017 and get a live demo of Jet Mobile, an interactive enterprise Business Intelligence application for mobile devices, and Jet Express for Word, a free document reporting solution for Microsoft Dynamics® NAV. (more…)

Jet Reports Releases Jet Essentials 2015

Diane L. Saeger, Vice President of Marketing

Jet Essentials 2015 introduces compatibility for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, OAuth authentication and reporting performance improvements.

Jet Essentials 2015 is fully compatible with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. This version introduces OAuth authentication for NAV 2015 data sources. OAuth is an authorization method commonly used to log into third-party websites using Office 365, Facebook or Twitter accounts, allowing users to not worry about their access credentials being compromised.

Jet Essentials 2015 also introduces a new Table Caching feature which can provide significantly improved performance for some reports – especially when using Web Service data sources.

Upgrading to Jet Essentials 2015 is free for all users who are current on AEP. Upgrade now.

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Jet Reports Releases Jet Mobile for Jet Enterprise

Diane L. Saeger, Vice President of Marketing

Jet Mobile gives Jet Enterprise users the freedom to access Business Intelligence on mobile devices

Portland OR – October 8, 2014 – Jet Reports is pleased to announce the release of Jet Mobile, an interactive enterprise Business Intelligence application for mobile devices. Designed to meet the demands of the modern mobile workforce, Jet Mobile gives you the power to access your Jet Enterprise Business Intelligence data where you need it, when you need it. With a touch of your fingertips, your company’s key performance data can be accessed at home, in a lunch meeting, or on the golf course.

With Jet Mobile on your iPad, your business data is available in seconds. You have immediate access to dashboards allowing you to identify trends, spot anomalies, fix challenges and make informed data-driven decisions whenever and wherever you are.

Designing dashboards is quick and easy with Jet Mobile. Using a simple drag-and-drop interface, you can create your own analyses with confidence, without relying on IT resources. Jet Mobile dashboards are interactive, allowing you to filter down to see the data that is important to you.

With Jet Mobile, employees have immediate access to key performance indicators allowing them to make decisions that align with company strategy, driving positive change throughout the organization.

Upgrading to Jet Mobile is easy. Contact your local Jet Reports office or dealer to request a demo.

Want to know more?

Press Contact:

Diane Saeger
Vice President of Marketing
dianes@jetreports.com
503.608.3670

From Reporting to Analytics: 5 Eye-Opening Examples of How Business Intelligence Fuels Profitable Change

Tara Grant, Director of Worldwide Sales

There comes a time for every growing business when reporting alone can’t provide the deeper insight needed to make decisions that build a better future.

The journey from reporting to Business Intelligence (BI) is an evolution. As your business grows, reports raise questions about underlying causes that are no longer simple to track down. BI empowers users to find correlations, patterns and outliers. As your organization matures, BI provides new perspectives that can fine tune operations and uncover new opportunities – to fuel profitable change. (more…)

Announcing: The Free Document Reporting Solution for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Diane L. Saeger, Vice President of Marketing

Portland OR – October 1, 2014 – Jet Reports is pleased to announce the release of Jet Express for Word, a free document reporting solution available in partnership with Microsoft.

Jet Express for Word is a new feature available to Microsoft Dynamics users which makes it easy for end users to design documents in Microsoft Word. This feature is part of Jet Express for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and is available to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 users.

Modify Reports in Microsoft Word
Make changes to an invoice or credit memo in Microsoft Word — no programming required. You can use document templates that we provide, templates from the Office Store, or create a document from scratch. Add company logos, change fonts, modify fields and customize for multiple regions easily. (more…)

Business Intelligence Education Series

Paul Hollcraft, Global Partner Manager

Join Jet Reports’ own Business Intelligence expert, Lars Rasmussen, and fellow Microsoft Dynamics users for these short, informative webinars on the latest topics in Business Intelligence.

Webinars:

Consolidating Data Systems
September 30, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM BST
Learn how bringing disparate information into a single place with a Business Intelligence solution can lower data analysis costs, decrease upgrade expenses and lead to happier users.

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Link between ERP and BI
October 28, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM BST
Why is it hard to get data out of your ERP system? And what can you do about it? Deep dive into why business systems are designed to provide optimum value with a Business Intelligence solution built to leverage their data in order to make it easily accessible and consumable for users.

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OLAP Cubes 101
November 25, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM BST
Need a basic understanding of what cubes are and the advantages of using them? If you want to familiarize yourself with Business Intelligence, this session will explain common terms, introduce you to the landscape of “BI,” and help you firmly grasp what it’s all about.

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Build vs. Buy: Business Intelligence Implementation
December 11, 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM BST
Review the key differences between using the tools that come with SQL Server to build an in-house BI solution versus using an ETL and Data Warehousing automation tool to deliver successful BI projects.

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Five Steps for a Stronger Password

Diane L. Saeger, Vice President of Marketing

Let’s face it – with so many software products and apps, it’s hard to keep passwords straight, not to mention secure. And the information changes. Passwords that worked yesterday don’t always work  well with today’s security risks. Password crackers and methods are more sophisticated than ever before. To help you stay current, here are a few tips, outlined by Hubspot that can help you write a stronger password that may be a little easier to remember as well.

1. Different account? Different password

A research study of over 300 college students found that nearly 75% reused at least one password. What’s the big deal? When you reuse a password, and a hacker accesses one of your accounts, the others fall like dominos. Many websites ask you to login with your email address, giving you the same username across multiple accounts, which amplifies the problem. (more…)

Why Do We Need Business Intelligence?

Brian Petersen, Director of Business Intelligence Solutions

What if you found yourself needing to present a solid case in front of your boss for why you want to purchase a Business Intelligence solution? What would you say? Anything that involves asking your boss to spend money might cause you to begin to sweat.

You may never have to face this situation but, frankly, this scenario is making me nervous. So to help us both feel better, I’ve laid out a few points to help you understand a few advantages of BI.

A streamlined structure for reporting and analytics

Having a Business Intelligence solution with a data warehouse and cubes generally presents a very streamlined way for our users to get access to data. It’s widely known that ERP systems are designed and optimized for inputting information, but they are not built with the end-user in mind for getting information back out in an intuitive or user-friendly manner. A Business Intelligence solution helps ease the process of getting the data out, making it very, very easy to create stunning reports and dashboards. And most importantly, we can structure the data in a way that makes sense for the end users.

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Jet Mobile – Video Preview

Steve Little, Product Manager

Coming soon – a new way to access the power of Jet Enterprise Business Intelligence where you need it, when you need it. With Jet Mobile, you’ll be able to access your data at home, in a lunch meeting, or on the golf course all at the touch of your fingers. Get a glimpse now:

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