The future of financial reporting in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations might be officially moving past Management Reporter, at least in the long-term vision. In a session at the Dynamics 365 User Group Summit in Nashville, Muhammad Alam (General Manager of D365 for Finance and Operations) mentioned that it is not a question of “if” Power BI will replace Management Reporter and its descendants, but “when.” He also said that immediate changes for replacement are planned, and the user community will hear about a full “migration plan” when the time comes.
Regardless, with the constantly improving CFO Overview workspace and embedded Power BI; users are gaining more capabilities and visibility with each release. The new tools have a focus on analytical financial reporting for internal consumption, meaning greater detail and ability to drill down for additional information. For now, Management Reporter and Financial Reporting will still be supported in AX 2012 and D365 respectively as the main tools for statutory financial reports.