Recent ISC Software Webinar: Business Intelligence with Microsoft Dynamics GP

ISC Software SolutionsIn our most recent webinar, we took a look at Business Intelligence with Microsoft Dynamics GP. In this webinar, we covered how business intelligence can be used with Microsoft Dynamics GP. If you want to catch up on this, or any other, webinar, you can do so here.

  1. Introduction
  2. What is Business Intelligence?
  3. What is Jet Analytics?
  4. Reporting options with Jet Analytics
  5. What is Power BI?
  6. Reporting options with Power BI
  7. Conclusion

Introduction ^

I think this webinar was the first one in which we didn’t even open Microsoft Dynamics GP. This because this webinar focused on how business intelligence can be used with Microsoft Dynamics GP. We focused on two business intelligence products which can be used to quickly build required dashboards and reporting for business intelligence.

The two products we looked at are complimentary and can be used both together or independently. They are Jet Analytics and PowerBI

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MDGP 2016 R2 Feature of the Day: PowerBI On The Web Client Home Page

Microsoft Dynamics GPThe Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP blog has started a series Feature of the Day posts for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R2; as the most recent versions have been, these posts are in the form of PowerPoint slides; I am reposting them here so they can be read more easily.

The series index for this series of posts is here.

The twentieth Feature of the Day is PowerBI On The Web Client Home Page.

Power BI on GP Web Client Home Page

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MDGP 2016 R1 Feature of the Day: PowerBI Reports on the Home Page

In February 2014 Microsoft launched PowerBI for Office 265 and are now bringing it to the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1 home page (but only the home page of the desktop client):

PowerBI on the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 R1 home page

The main features of are:

  • New part on Home Page to display Power BI Reports.
  • Click on the report to take you out to your Power BI site.

I’m not entirely sure how to feel about the addition of PowerBI to Dynamics GP; it almost feels like a scatter gun approach is being used for reporting with Dynamics GP. There are standard reports, Metrics, Excel Reports, SSRS Reports (which for most clients replace the Metrics to the extent I had to lookup the name of Metrics), Management Reporter (with an unknown roadmap/future) reports and now PowerBI reports.

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