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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Don’t Miss Microsoft’s Business Applications Summit

There is a new Microsoft conference that we are really looking forward to: the Business Applications Summit, taking place on July 22–24 in Seattle (which by the way, is really nice that time of year). The event blends the best aspects of Microsoft’s former Data and Analytics Summit, its Convergence event and the Dynamics 365 …

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Focus 2018: D365, AXUG, CRMUG & PUG

This year, the Dynamics User Community’s Focus 2018 conference is May 21- 24 in Indianapolis. Armanino is excited to present two different topics. Our first session, “Cloud-Only Data Warehouse and BI? Yes, You Can!” will cover the Azure components you need to build a D365-based data warehouse and Analysis Services environment in Azure. In this …

Friday, March 23, 2018

What You Need to Know About GDPR and Your Business Analytics

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, is big. Really big. Are you ready for the May 25 deadline? For companies using business analytics and pulling data from different systems, the new GDPR requirements on documenting data flows can be overwhelming. But they don’t have to be. First, does GDPR affect you? Instituted by the …

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 …

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

AXUG Focus: BI & Reporting, Finance, & Technical Sessions

AXUG Focus is fast approaching! Focus is just that – focused on three specific learning tracks: Finance, BI & Reporting, and Technical. All sessions are a deep-dive into these essential topics. Armanino’s Business Intelligence (BI) team is excited to be participating in the event. BI expert Noah Kluge will be presenting SSAS Tabular Model – Why Tabular vs …

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, March 8, 2016

Why Can’t I Get Transactional Detail with My BI Dashboard?

Our business intelligence (BI) team often receives this request around a BI dashboard: we want to see transaction document number details (e.g. sales invoice, purchase order) alongside visually pleasing charts and key performance indicators (KPIs). Unfortunately, the answer with a traditional, multi-dimensional cube is simple: you can’t. You could build into the cube the ability …

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

UG Summit Encore: Excel Tips and Tricks

Noah Kluge, an expert on Armanino’s business intelligence team will be presenting two encore sessions from October’s AXUG Summit 2015 in Reno. During the conference, the sessions were standing room only! Register to attend the first encore webinar presentation, Power Pivots, Power Query and Powerful Excel, Are You Ready? on November 10th to learn how …

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Turbo Charge Your Sales Team — New Sales & Marketing Dashboards

What’s the first Business Intelligence dashboard most clients request? Sales lead to opportunity pipeline reporting always tops the list. The Armanino team of experts has taken years of experience building these dashboards and distilled them into a rapidly deployed, easy-to-use application for your sales and executive management teams. Analyze your sales and marketing data from …

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