With Power BI you can combine, analyse, visualise, and share data from Dynamics 365 Business Central for better insights and more informed decisions.
Powering Self-Service BI
Power BI is deeply embedded into Business Central, allowing full drill-down to transaction level for detailed analysis. For a quick start, Business Central includes a number of content packs with dashboards and reports for Power BI that will work based on your data.
With Power BI, you can connect to many types of data sources from different business applications. This may include data from your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Payroll, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Customer Service Management application, Project Costing, Membership system, and marketing data from web analytics tools such as Google Analytics.
Combining all this data together into one analytics platform and transforming it as needed enables users to run useful queries and gain insight from their data.
As Business Intelligence software consultants, a common response we get when we discuss building business intelligence solutions for business users is "We do not have the technical skills to build reports!".
Our experience is that Power BI delivers on the expectation of self service BI. With the right foundations of data preparation and modelling in place, it is easy for business users to use Power BI's intuitive look, feel, and drag and drop functionality to build their own adhoc reports and seek answers from data.
It is common for organisations to have a number of business managers outside the group of licensed ERP users who still require access to reports. With Power BI, it is possible to allow non-Business Central users to report on, and to analyse, financial and operational data from Business Central, without having direct access to the application.
Some roles may include executive level managers, department managers, and sales managers who, although they do not transact in Business Central, still need to query data and make decisions based on insights.
Watch this short demo on how users can access reports using the Power BI Service.
With Power BI Mobile apps, users can stay informed with real-time data while on the go, making it ideal for field reps and out-of-office meetings.
Reports and dashboards can be optimised with fast and fluid visuals to cater for mobile users with touch-enabled screens.
Power BI mobile allows users to share and collaborate on the go, receiving push notifications for personal data alerts to their device, all with secure access to keep the organisation’s data safe.
Whether you are exploring what Power BI can do, or you are deep into creating reports and dashboards, we have a packaged service to help you achieve more with Power BI.