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Recommendations: SL Language Products/Packs (reporting focus?)

  • 1.  Recommendations: SL Language Products/Packs (reporting focus?)

    BRONZE CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Aug 15, 2019 09:56 AM
    Hi All,

    We have a requirement to produce financial reporting for in a few of the countries we operate in non-english (i.e. Spanish etc.).

    I was wondering if anyone had recommendations on any products that may give a general language conversion pass for SL materials decently or how they might accomplish this type of requirement in their environment?

    Many thanks,
    Justin

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    Justin Fishwick
    Manager of Business Analysis
    The Brattle Group
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  • 2.  RE: Recommendations: SL Language Products/Packs (reporting focus?)

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Aug 16, 2019 04:53 AM
    If you use an Excel based product for financials, then you do not have to worry about language translation.  You ought to look at XLstatements, which is an add on to Excel.

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    Kurt Bradley
    Bradley Consulting Group, Inc.
    Spring TX
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  • 3.  RE: Recommendations: SL Language Products/Packs (reporting focus?)

    BRONZE CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 29 days ago
    ​Hi Kurt - we use BI360 so our end product for financials does generate within Excel.

    How does the Excel part assist - do you use the MS "translate" feature for whole documents?

    Best,
    Justin

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    Justin Fishwick
    Manager of Business Analysis
    The Brattle Group
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  • 4.  RE: Recommendations: SL Language Products/Packs (reporting focus?)

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 27 days ago
    I know very little about BI360, so I cannot answer that.  I would ask your Partner.

    If you want to discuss how it would work with XLstatements, I suggest contacting Jonathan Van Houtte.

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    Kurt Bradley
    Bradley Consulting Group, Inc.
    Spring TX
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  • 5.  RE: Recommendations: SL Language Products/Packs (reporting focus?)

    Posted Aug 16, 2019 10:37 AM
    Justin,

    If the language requirement is strictly for financials, you might check out this link for Management Reporter:

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dynamics_financial_reporting/2013/11/07/multiple-languages-option-now-available-for-management-reporter-client-cu7-feature/

    If you need an entire Spanish language interface, there is a Spanish Language pack listed in Dynamics PartnerSource (and presumably CustomerSource).

    I don't have any recent real world experience with these products as our Dynamics SL clients with international operations currently use English only.

    Hope this helps.

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    David Siegel
    General Manager
    Velosio Gulf States
    New Orleans LA
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