Microsoft has changed their Product Road Map for Corporate Performance Management which includes Management Reporter -a Financial Reporting tool (FRx replacement) and Forecaster – a financial budgeting tool. At Microsoft’s recent conference (Convergence), the Corporate Performance Management products show “continued support of Forecaster”. Originally, Microsoft was going to extend budgeting into Management Reporter and discontinue Forecaster, not anytime soon.
Due to this product change, Microsoft released (6/28/11) a Forecaster service pack 3 that has over 90 bug fixes. Plus, they released service pack 2 for Management Reporter (6/28/11) which does the following:
1. Data provider updates to Dynamics AX 2009, Dynamics, GP 2010 and Dynamics GP 2010 R2.
2. Improves support for multiple Active Directory domains
3. Better support for rounding and adjustment periods.
4. Performance improvements for larger databases.
5. Improved error handling.