Microsoft Power BI & Dynamics Business Central: A 1-2 Punch

The Agility of Dynamics Business Central

By now you have probably heard of Microsoft’s latest entry into the cloud ERP arena. With Microsoft Dynamics GP and Dynamics SL maturing, along with high demand for newer, cloud-based accounting system, Microsoft introduced Dynamics 365 Business Central. Entering its second year on the market Microsoft has made several improvements to the base system including making it more connected and introducing a mobile app. Check out the video below to get a quick intro to the system.

Once you see the vision, check out the updates that have been made since release.

We have seen a trend of companies that are running an on-premises system and want to move to the cloud. A lot of those people, however, are afraid of leaving a company like Microsoft or simply love the products Microsoft puts out and don’t want to change providers. Now with Dynamics Business Central, the offering is there from the company you love. Nothing is holding you back from making the switch to the cloud. So now you have a new ERP system, but what else is out there to help your business grow and develop? Enter Microsoft Power BI.

The Insight of Power BI

Microsoft Power BI is an insanely powerful business intelligence software that can connect to hundreds of sources. Once connected, the data you choose can be sliced and displayed in beautiful dashboards and graphics. It is also extremely easy to get started, with basic set up and connections done in as little as two days.

Track your inventory and supply chain, check sales by city, state, or country, or see exactly how your salespeople are performing. Use the data you collect every day to your advantage. You may not even realize how much data you collect.

According to

“It is estimated that between 60 percent and 73 percent of all data within an enterprise goes unused for analytics. And that’s despite the fact that more companies are talking about big data, using technology to capture more data, and acknowledging the value of this information.”

That number is absolutely staggering. If that information was channeled, organized, and displayed you could reduce downtime, increase margin, and better support your salespeople while streamlining your sales processes. This is the power that Microsoft Power BI can provide.

The 1-2 Punch

Clearly, Microsoft has a compelling product to run your business and then an elegant solution to visualize what and predict the future. Now you get to put them all together. Replace your current, expensive, outdated ERP system with a powerful new cloud-based accounting software. Bring your company into the 21st century with new technology designed to always be up to date. Providing you with constant coverage without the hardware upgrades or emergency support.

Then add on a robust data analytics software in Power BI to take all of this brand new data and extrapolate it. Get a deeper insight into exactly how your business is performing and what areas may need improvement. All this while saving you both man-hours and money. Seems like a no brainer right? What’s stopping you? All it takes to start is an email or a call. So drop us a line at 855.913.3228 or send us an email at You can even fill out our web form and someone will get back to you within one business day! At Alta Vista Technology we take pride in being part of your solution.