Are you thinking of moving your business from a Legacy NAV or GP ERP solution to
The Trouble with Data Migrations
Previously, to generate reports based on historical data from your legacy system, you had to transfer that data into your new Business Central solution through a migration process. This process could be a daunting, lengthy, and expensive affair, depending on how intricate your legacy solution was. Consequently, many businesses had to weigh the significance of incorporating historical data into their new Business Central reports against the cost and duration of the migration process. Typically, some compromises had to be made.
How Jet Analytics Can Help
In addition to the more user-friendly interface, Jet Analytics can run reports much quicker than Business Central and utilize multiple data sources. By employing its own cloud-based data warehouse, Jet allows clients to store their historical legacy ERP data and new Business Central data on a managed server and effortlessly run consolidated reports across both data sources.
The Advantage of Fast Data over Live Data
Given Jet Analytics’ use of its own data warehouse, you might be worried about sacrificing the ability to use live data in your reporting. While this is a valid concern, it’s worth asking whether you really need live data and why. In most cases, we’ve found that businesses that think they require live data actually benefit more from fast data, which is where Jet Analytics excels.
Jet Analytics may not technically use live data, but data syncs can be configured to occur as often as every five minutes. Plus, Jet Analytics reports can run significantly faster than those generated by Dynamics 365, effectively closing any potential time gap between syncs. In fact, it's not uncommon for live data reports created by Business Central to be less up-to-date than comparable reports generated by Jet Analytics due to the speed of generating reports.
This difference in reporting speed is a product of the way these two platforms have been constructed. While Dynamics 365 is designed to optimize data input and updates, Jet Analytics is focused on efficiently extracting data for analysis. This approach allows Jet Analytics to produce reports more quickly and flexibly for end-users.
Is Jet Analytics The Right Solution for Your ERP Upgrade?
To sum up, if your business is hesitant about upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central due to concerns about losing access to historical data reporting, Jet Analytics can likely ease those worries. However, every business has unique needs, and we understand the importance of properly evaluating solution requirements for a successful implementation. Our team has extensive experience upgrading legacy solutions to the Dynamics 365 cloud and