Ad Hoc Analysis for Microsoft Dynamics and Other Data

BIO Ad Hoc Analysis for Intelligent Decision Making

Use BIO for self-service, interactive ad hoc analysis for Microsoft Dynamics and other data.  Go beyond standard financial and operating reports to discover genuine insights into your business and increase the effectiveness of your decision making and your entire organization.   Use BIO to bring disparate databases together for analysis without going to the IT department and slogging your way through their backlog.

Your Microsoft Dynamics data is a valuable resource.  Create and view your analyses in any way that makes sense–as tables, as graphics, or both.  Drill-down or filter reports to get exactly what information you need and deliver reports any way you can view a web part–on the Internet, PowerPoint, even Excel.  Create dashboards that provide a wealth of information at a glance.  BIO makes easy work of Microsoft Dynamics reporting so you spend your time managing your business.

Join us for this 45-minute webinar and learn how you can leverage the data in your existing systems to upgrade the performance of your organization.

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Microsoft Dynamics Reporting for Better Decisions

BIO Business Intelligence for Reporting and Beyond

Use BIO for self-service, interactive Microsoft Dynamics reporting.  Use out-of-the-box reports or easily create your own for your use and the use of others (permissions granted).  Then go beyond your standard financial and operating reports to create your own reports that provide genuine insights into your business and increase the effectiveness of your decision making and your entire organization.   Use BIO to bring disparate databases together for reporting without going to the IT department and slogging your way through their backlog.

Your Microsoft Dynamics data is a valuable resource.  View your reports in any way that makes sense–as tables, as graphics, or both.  Drill-down or filter reports to get exactly what information you need and deliver reports any way you can view a web part–on the Internet, PowerPoint, even Excel.  Create dashboards that provide a wealth of information at a glance.  BIO makes easy work of Microsoft Dynamics reporting so you spend your time managing your business.

Join us for this 45-minute webinar and learn how you can leverage the data in your existing systems to upgrade the performance of your organization.

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Many products today—including full business intelligence platforms, stand-alone dashboard programs, visualization tools, and analytics tools—tout self-service dashboards.  For some vendors, that means that the dashboard is built and ready to go and you can go ahead and start drilling down and applying filters.  To some vendors that means you can “open the box” and build you own.  But the reality is, with nearly every dashboard implementation, a little bit of knowledge and a little bit of training is going to go a long way toward helping users get the most out of their dashboards and avoid both frustration and misunderstanding. (more…)

Using BIO Business Intelligence to Break Out of Quandary Thinking

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Business Intelligence for Big Data

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On one hand, you hear that business intelligence is huge and complex, costs a fortune, and is totally out of the grasp of small to medium-sized businesses.  On the other hand, some vendors are saying, “Download this BI software and start using it now with no help from anyone.”  Who is right?  Well, as with most things in life, the answer for many organizations lies somewhere in the middle.
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Everybody Loves a Graph–Tips for Graphs and Dashboards for Dynamics Data

As intellectual as we may be, as right-brained or left-brained, as analytical or instinctive as we are, nearly all of us are visual creatures.  Bright colors, bold shapes, and jagged lines catch our eyes before we even know what we are looking at or if we are the least bit interested in it.  So it is not surprising that charts and graphs have made it into every nook and cranny of our lives—work, home, even entertainment.  Who doesn’t like to look at maps highlighting the counties with the highest per capita income or number of Ferraris (or restaurants or cats) per person? (more…)

Using Business Intelligence to Manage by Exception

Business intelligence is used to develop insights into your business for better, faster decision making for greater profitability.  BI is used in both the financial and operational arenas to track, measure, and manage results as well as ongoing processes by aggregating hundreds, thousands, or even millions of data points and presenting them in a way that is easily consumable by the user.  C-level, managers, and analysts are checking to be sure everything is on track.  Or are they?  Sometimes it quicker, easier, and more insightful to look for something that’s not quite right. (more…)