Management Reporter RU5 – now released

April 27th, 2013 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

Management Reporter RU5 brings new features to Management Reporter users, and support for two additional countries.

Key features in Management Reporter RU5 include:
Collapse detailed report into summary view – Any report displayed in the Web Viewer can automatically be collapsed into a summary view; Management Reporter report designers will no longer need to create both a detailed and summary view of the same report

Default Report Link Location – when storing reports in a SharePoint site or network location, use the new default Report Link Location to easily indicate where most reports should be stored by default
Management Reporter Web Viewer as default – the default report viewer for Management Reporter users has been changed to the Web Viewer, allowing reports to easily be viewed in the newest interactive report viewing experience. Customers can still open any report in the Management Reporter desktop viewer.

Report Designer available in Dynamics AX menus – Launch Management Reporter Report Designer from with Dynamics AX General Ledger and Budgeting
Storage of transaction detail reworked – Transaction detail for each report is stored with the data mart database, and no longer duplicated in the Management Reporter database. This means the size of transaction-level reports is significantly smaller and the Management Reporter database will not increase in size as additional reports are generated and stored
Language support for Brazil – customers will now be able to use Management Reporter in Brazilian Portuguese
Language support for Japan – customers will now be able to use Management Reporter in Japanese
Improved quality – fixed a variety of customer reported issues, including addressing issues involving SQL collation conflicts and data art data integrity

MR Documentation Installation, Migration, and Configuration Guides now available for download: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5916

• Using Management Reporter with Dynamics AX is easier than ever now that you can launch Management Reporter Report Designer from the menus in both Dynamics AX General Ledger and Budgeting. Only users that have permission to design or generate reports in Management Reporter will have the menu item available.
This video shows how you’ll be able to launch Management Reporter from within Dynamics AX 2012-

How do I get this new Dynamics AX functionality?
Use the following steps to load the Dynamics AX hotfix that adds the menu items:
• If you are on Dynamics AX 2012 R2, then follow the steps in KB 2840107 in order to download the prerequisite update to Dynamics AX.
• Apply the update to Dynamics AX.
The hotfix will be included in Cumulative Update 6 for Dynamics AX 2012 R2
After the hotfix is installed, yet – you will have menu items available but those are not yet configured to launch Management Reporter

Do I need to do anything in Management Reporter? • Management Reporter needs to be updated to Rollup 5 (2.1.1037.12) or later.
• To finish setting up the Dynamics AX menu items, you will need to use the Management Reporter Configuration Console to publish the location of the MR server into Dynamics AX using the “publish server connection” action.
• Once this has been done, the Management Reporter server address and the default company will be supplied by Dynamics AX.
• The Management Reporter client will need to be installed where the Dynamics AX client is installed. This can either be on local machines or on one or more Terminal Servers.

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