Let’s say you are a seller of high-end flower seeds and bulbs. Your growers have developed a fragrant lily that actually repels the red lily beetle. You want to figure out in which geographic markets to introduce your new Beetle-Be-Gone Lily and create a net-revenue-after-commissions projection. Thousands of sightings and complaints of the beetle have been logged into your CRM, but all of your sales detail is in your ERP. Further your commission by salesperson data is in a separate commission system.
This is a job for a business intelligence solution. BIO for Microsoft Dynamics lets you consolidate your ERP, CRM, and other financial and operational data for reporting and analysis by even non-technical users. You can look at 4, 5, or even more variables all at once on timelines or by geography and compare trends. On-screen calculations let you see the effect of changes you make to your formulas instantly. You can save any reports you create either for yourself or for others and you can distribute the results via the web, Excel, SharePoint, or even PowerPoint—anywhere you can use a web part.
BIO is available wherever you are. You can chose between on-premise software or the Cloud and mobile options let you connect from your iPad. So if you are on the road when the all-important Beetle-Be-Gone decisions are made, you don’t have to be out of the loop.
By Sandi Richards Forman of BIO Analytics, Corp.,