Real-world Business Intelligence with Microsoft Dynamics GP

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  • Learn where and how to deploy an SQL View
  • Create PivotTables and PivotCharts using Excel
  • Design PowerViews in Excel
  • Use PowerPivot and PowerQuery in Excel for large data sets
  • Manage Receivables better through the use of Business Intelligence
  • Develop custom reports for your Microsoft Dynamics GP data
  • Manage products using Inventory Control and BI
  • Master how to use Excel Slicers, PivotTables, PivotCharts, PivotViews, Excel tables, Data Connections, and other Excel features
About

Business intelligence (BI) is the process of making informed decisions based on timely and accurate information. Within an easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution, Microsoft Dynamics GP aims to provide small and mid-size businesses with complete control over their finances, inventory, and BI information, and to help them adapt to changing business needs.

This book is a collection of real Microsoft Dynamics GP user examples. Using one GP module at a time, the book reviews real GP users' issues and how BI can be used to resolve or improve them. Encompassing these real-life examples, the book reviews what BI to use and why, what BI tool was used and why, and how the results are used to solve problems and improve business success. This book will provide you with the tools to help you identify your BI need and a way to customize your end results in line with your business needs.

Features
  • Extend your Microsoft Dynamics GP skills by mastering Microsoft Dynamics Excel and Microsoft Power BI tools
  • Gain insight into your current data, providing insight for better decision making
  • Empower yourself with easy-to-follow directions for preparing useful and advanced reports
Page Count 364
Course Length 10 hours 55 minutes
ISBN 9781782177241
Date Of Publication 29 May 2015

Authors

Mark Polino

Mark Polino is CPA, with additional certifications in financial forensics (CFF) and information technology (CITP). He is a Microsoft MVP for Business Solutions and a GPUG All Star who has worked with Dynamics GP and its predecessors since 1999.

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He works as the Director of Client Services for Fastpath, and he runs the DynamicAccounting.net website dedicated to all things Dynamics GP. He is a regularly featured speaker at Dynamics GP related events.

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This is Mark's tenth book, and his seventh GP related book with Packt Publishing. His work includes eight technology-focused books and two novels.

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He is also the author of the best-selling Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 Cookbook, the spin off Lite edition, and a co-author for updated GP 2013 and 2016 editions, all from Packt Publishing.

Belinda Allen

Belinda Allen is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Dynamics GP (MVP) and a GPUG (GP User Group) All-Star. Belinda is currently the Business Intelligence Program Manager for the new Azure Cloud-based SaaS ERP offering, PowerGP Online. This is an amped-up version of the GP we all love, running in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. In this role, she helps both Partners and Customers design and implement BI methodologies, allowing businesses to make decisions based on timely and accurate information.

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Belinda was one of the co-founders of Smith & Allen Consulting, Inc. (SACI), a New York City based firm with over 25 years' experience specializing in business intelligence, analytics and ERP software. On April 1, 2016, SACI joined forces with Njevity, Inc. (www.NjevityToGo.com). Now she gets to spend time in her favorite place, the world of Business Intelligence (BI). NjevityToGo offers solutions for ERP, CRM, BI, and much more in the cloud. Njevity is also the force behind PowerGP Online.

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Belinda's first book, Real-world Business Intelligence with Microsoft Dynamics GP was co-written with Mark Polino. It's a dive into where to Implementing a Business Intelligence Methodology with Microsoft Dynamics GP.

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Currently a member of the Credentialing Council for the Association of Dynamics Professionals, Belinda was the first Council Chair. In this role, she led a team of community leaders providing guidance and insight in the delivery and development of credentials for both Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

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Belinda is also an inaugural member of the Board of Advisors for PBIUG (Power BI User Group.) In this role she provides her experience to the User Board Members, while they create the foundation for this new organization. The goal is to make Power BI a critical tool in the user's organizations.

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Belinda began implementing ERP systems so long ago that Windows was not an operating system but an application. And at that time, larger businesses used main frames with monitors that projected green type on black backgrounds, and smaller business did their accounting by hand. Having seen the evolution that has taken place over the years from sheets of paper to integrated analytics, Belinda still gets excited every time she helps a business improve.

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Belinda is also well known for her blog, www.BelindaTheGPcsi.com. On her blog, she shares really useful information about the product quickly and succinctly. She has earned the nickname GP CSI because she excels at reviewing GP problems and figuring out what went wrong… and why. With followers from all over the globe, she is able to share knowledge and achieve her mission--"To improve the lives and business success of my followers." Belinda has just started her new blog, www.BIbelinda.com, which is devoted to Microsoft Power BI.

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When not delving into GP problems and spearheading business success for clients, Belinda enjoys sailing, crochet/knitting, sewing/quilting, reading, and turning wood.