Gross Margin Analysis Report for SaaS Companies using Dynamics 365 Business Central

    This article describes the Gross Margin Analysis Report that is included with Solver's SaaS model for users of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP and Binary Stream's Subscription Billing Suite (SBS). It is part of a library of more than 150 ready-to-use reports, budget models and dashboard templates that Solver provides to SaaS companies as part of its cloud Corporate Performance Management (CPM) platform.


    In the dynamic landscape of SaaS companies, the need for efficient and insightful financial management is paramount. Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and executives often find themselves grappling with the challenge of making informed decisions amidst the complexities of revenue streams, costs, and overall financial performance. Enter the Gross Margin Analysis Report, a powerful tool embedded within a modern Corporate Performance Management (CPM) platform like Solver, designed to revolutionize how SaaS businesses understand and leverage their financial data.

    Challenges Faced by SaaS Companies

    • Lack of Self-Service Capability: Traditional financial reporting often falls short in providing an accessible, self-service solution for executives to obtain real-time insights into gross profit and margin analysis.
    • Manual Spreadsheet Dependency: The overreliance on manual Excel spreadsheets can lead to errors, delays, and a lack of agility in responding to evolving market conditions.
    • Complexity in Revenue and Cost Tracking: SaaS companies struggle with managing and analyzing revenues, Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), and gross margin performance efficiently.

    Benefits of Modern Gross Margin Analysis Reports

    • Real-Time Visibility: Solver's Gross Margin Analysis Report offers a rolling thirteen-month view of actual revenues and COGS by General Ledger (GL) account, providing executives with unparalleled real-time visibility into their financial performance.
    • Graphical Analysis and Trends: The report presents gross profit and gross margin percentage in a visually intuitive format, with trend charts that make it easy for executives to analyze historical performance and identify trends.
    • Drill-Down Capability: Users can drill down on any number within the report to access detailed underlying data, eliminating the need for constant inquiries to the accounting staff and empowering executives to find answers independently.
    • Root Cause Analysis: The easy-to-understand report layout facilitates root cause analysis, enabling managers to quickly identify the factors influencing gross margin trends and make data-driven decisions.

    About the Gross Margin Analysis Report

    Using this report you can easily monitor the company's Gross Margin for the past 13 months. The report combines the rolling 13-month trend chart with a detailed report that provides GL account level analysis as well as drill down to transaction granularity to get immediate answers to specific questions.

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    Gross Margin Analysis Report for SaaS Companies using Dynamics 365 Business Central

    Gross Margin Analysis Report for Dynamics 365 Business Central - Pre-built SaaS Template from Solver

    Why Choose Solver's CPM Solution

    Solver's CPM solution stands out as a comprehensive and user-friendly platform, addressing the pain points of SaaS companies through its Gross Margin Analysis Report and other pre-built reports, dashboards, and budget models. By automating and streamlining reporting, analysis, and budgeting processes, Solver empowers CFOs and executives to navigate the complexities of financial management with ease, reducing the risk of wrong or delayed decisions. Consider Solver as the catalyst for transforming your financial operations, unlocking a new era of efficiency and strategic decision-making in your SaaS business.

    Resources for Additional SaaS Reports, Dashboards and Budget Models

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    About Solver

    Solver is a global leader in Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and comes with out-of-the-box integrations to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and the Subscription Billing Suite from Binary Stream. Solver includes more than 150 reports, dashboards and budget templates for SaaS companies that provide in-depth analysis of subscription revenues, financials, human capital/payroll and CRM pipeline.