ERP solutions such as
Business Intelligence (BI) is all about collecting, collating, analysing, and presenting the right data in an understandable way. The release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV R2 includes advanced data visualisation, which shows data in graphical formats and helps users quickly and more fully comprehend information. All this helps organisations, and individuals within those organisations, to make well informed and therefore better business decisions.
Business intelligence enables users at all levels to find out, in real time, what’s happening within their areas of the business. Microsoft Dynamics NAV works across organisations so business intelligence derived from it can also include input and data from areas and processes that influence feed into or out of the users normal roles or departments. This means individuals, teams and organisations can respond to internal changes, effectively plan for the future and increase their overall competitiveness.
BI for Operational, Tactical, and Strategic Decision Making
To provide useful insight across an organisation, the business intelligence functionality within an ERP solution needs to fit in with the way people work, their job roles, and the way they make decisions. The
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Individual Business Intelligence
A key feature of
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Business Intelligence for Teams
Business intelligence information is often used by groups and teams of staff. As well as individual departments, such as finance, operations, or sales, it can also be used by teams working on particular projects or particular tasks. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Organisational Business Intelligence
Microsoft Dynamics NAV delivers a single, centralised view of information across the business. This organisational level business intelligence is of course ideal for senior decision makers. It’s also useful for staff at all levels who need to be informed of key performance indicators, company reports, progress, or plans. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV, some of this functionality is available ‘out of the box’. Depending on what your business requires, this information and reporting may need configuring by business partners or your IT department. There are also some specialist add-on applications available to extend the BI capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. For advanced data visualisation and analysis, for example using data from Microsoft Dynamics NAV and other, multiple sources, organisational business intelligence can be enhanced by specialist tools such as
On a practical level, Microsoft Dynamics NAV has a wide range of tools and features for users to access the business intelligence it can deliver. The role-tailored functionality of Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides users with views and reports on the precise information they need. Analysis tools make it easy to find the details of a wide range of information, such as transactions, customer records and histories. A wide range of filters, views, configurable and built-in reports provide business intelligence throughout the organisation. There are also a number of add-on applications that can use the data from within the system if required. Microsoft Dynamics NAV has a wide range of standard reports and a wizard for easy creation of customised reports. And because it’s from Microsoft, it’s easy to export information to other applications such as Excel for further analysis.
By Concentrix Ltd – independent