Dynamics Blog

Welcome to the Dynamics Blog hosted by the professionals at Armanino. This blog is about anything that may be helpful to others regarding Microsoft Dynamics' software. The topics can be anything from Microsoft Dynamics GP, AX, CRM, SharePoint, MAS 90/200, .NET development, accounting, compliance and more.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

FIX: Power BI Not Authorized in Dynamics GP After Upgrade

I’ve been pulling my Power BI dashboard graphs into the Dynamics GP Home Page since GP 2016. When I upgraded my system from GP 2016 to GP 2016 R2, my GP system would not properly authorize my Power BI account. This post covers how to easily fix the issue so you can connect your Power …

Monday, August 1, 2016

AXUG NorCal: Power BI for Dynamics AX and CRM

Interested in learning about Power BI for Dynamics AX and Dynamics CRM? Join us for the upcoming AXUG NorCal chapter meeting with leading high tech manufacturer, Maxlinear and Noah Kluge, Armanino’s BI guru (and five-time UG Summit Speaker) to hear lessons learned, best practices, tips and tricks and results of implementing Power BI for Dynamics …

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Microsoft Power BI: The Pace of Rapid Change

Is anyone else out there surprised by the rapid progress that has been made recently with Microsoft Power BI? After all, there have been at least a few times where the Microsoft plan for business intelligence seems to have fizzled. Early last year, I was certainly not the biggest fan when it came to Power BI. Honestly, …

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence & Analytics Released for 2016

The 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics was recently released. This year marks a substantial change in the evaluation criteria with the emphasis focused more on end-user autonomy delivered through self-service tools that allow for rapid ad hoc development. The traditional IT-led software vendors will be assessed in a new market guide focused on …

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Microsoft Power BI with Dynamics GP

Microsoft Power BI can easily be added to your Office 365 account. It allows an easy way to create graphs and dashboards, and provide online analysis to users. You can get more information about Power BI here. There are various ready-to-use data connectors already set up. For Dynamics GP, you can connect to your SQL …

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Business Intelligence Best Practices: Utilizing Data Cubes

Do you have existing data cubes but are struggling to take full advantage of them? Keep reading for some business intelligence best practices to take full advantage of your tools. Data cubes return results quickly and can be a great way to get information out to users. This is because they are pre-processed, aggregated, and ready …

Friday, February 20, 2015

Microsoft PowerBI Presentation at Kansas AXUG Chapter Meeting

For Dynamics AX users in the Kansas area, don’t forget to check out next week’s AXUG Chapter meeting! Noah Kluge, Armanino’s PrecisionPoint guru, will be presenting on Microsoft PowerBI. If you’ve heard of PowerPivot or PowerView (aspects of Microsoft PowerBI), but you’re not sure how they work, what’s available, and in which version of Excel, …

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Financial Reporting, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Business Intelligence from Dynamics AX and GP?

If you’re running a Microsoft Dynamics AX or GP system, you’ll appreciate that while these are powerful systems, without the help of IT, it can be difficult to pull specific operating data out in a way that’s meaningful. I’m happy to report that late last week, Armanino announced Dynamic InsightsSM, a new all-in-one product that …

Friday, February 10, 2012

Dynamics CRM Enables Customer Business Intelligence

Today’s sales and marketing teams continue to struggle with too much data, now more than ever. For two decades our customers have described the challenge of extracting the important decision making information from the terabytes of data collected at their companies. The data might include customer contact data, location information, sales detail, demographic information, order …

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Key Business Intelligence Trends Revealed at AXUG 2011 Summit

The diversity of Business Intelligence (BI) solutions employed by Dynamics AX users is as diverse as the products and services they sell. During an informative breakout session at AXUG 2011 Summit that featured 8 different ISV solutions, the audience shared the following common themes as they relate to BI in the AX environment: Some companies …

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