The new, free add-on to PPS, Management Reporter, deserves more press. As Andrew Fryer said it, the reporting tool launched, "very quietly, in fact so quietly that you would only know about it by searching for it by name..."
Andrew provides some vision and purpose saying "one of the worst reporting headaches is producing output for the finance department. The reports need to meet strict standards, be penny perfect, and the end user always wants the report to be in Excel." Here is a summary of what the tool can do.
Management Reporter is a report writer designed to help finance groups create and generate financial reports that can be distributed across the organization. In Gartner's review, the "application can function as an independent financial report writer working against a general ledger application where data integration is available. It...will be capable of developing financial and management reports based on a special-purpose financial reporting PPS model. Customers that use Microsoft FRx will have access to a migration utility that will support migrating report 'building blocks' to Management Reporter."