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Dynamics CRM Content Pack for Power BI

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Date : April 4, 2017

Part 1: Embedding Content Pack in Web Page

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM content packs for Power BI allow you to easily visualize data in your Dynamics CRM Online or on-premises tenant. The Sales Manager content pack focuses on sales related CRM entities such as Leads, Opportunities, Accounts etc. and analyzes sales performance through key metrics like Won and Lost Revenue, Sales Leaders, and Top Accounts. Similarly the Service Manager content pack includes data from service CRM entities such as Cases, Queues, and Knowledge Articles. You can deploy the content packs in Power BI service to show data from your Dynamics CRM online or on premises tenant, and customize the content packs to display custom fields or option set values you may have added to the CRM entities as part of your deployment. Continue Reading…

Four Reasons to Deploy Microsoft Power BI in Your Enterprise

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Date : March 1, 2017

You may recall a recent blog where we talked about the importance of integrating a business intelligence (BI) strategy as part of your enterprise’s recipe for success. Software that can help turn analytics and data into dollars and cents is one of the best ways to make quick work of this task; certainly, there is no shortage of offerings that promise to help your enterprise excel at Intel.

Forbes recently reiterated the importance of a BI strategy, noting that enterprises in command of their BI fate are five times more likely to make quicker business-critical decisions.

All of the biggest names in business software – Salesforce, Oracle, SAP, to name a few – have excellent BI tools. For an exhaustive list of one expert’s top 50, click here.

However, we at Netwoven believe that the winner – and still champion – of the BI marketplace is Microsoft. Its Power BI suite – with its killer integration into all things Microsoft – adds a twist of familiarity and a dose of simplicity to its runaway success.

Let’s explore why we think Microsoft Power BI is the best and only choice for your Office 365-power enterprise:

  1. Easily leverage other data sources: We like to think of Microsoft Power BI as a watchful hawk, sitting atop your Office 365 tools and waiting to collect all of your data – like that found in Excel spreadsheets, web analytics, databases and CRM systems. Without the involvement of third-party APIs, this all happens with seamless simplicity.
  1. Shareable dashboards bring together multiple views and data: Don’t mistake Microsoft Power BI as yet another faceless piece of software. It is endlessly customizable, through the configuration of personalized dashboards that you (or we here at Netwoven, on your behalf) can design to suit your interests, and those of your teams. Then, share the dashboards across your enterprise, so each group and team member can drill deeper into the data most relevant to their role in the decision-making process.
  1. Familiarity with the Microsoft Suite of products: Did we mention the reassurance that comes with deploying a product that looks, feels and functions like your other Microsoft tools? This synergy means that you’ll be able to deploy – and to start reaping the benefits – of your Microsoft Power BI tool-set quicker, with much less of a learning curve.
  1. Enterprise-level data is yours for free or at a very low monthly cost: Adding Microsoft Power BI to our Office 365 package is, you will find, a very reasonable affair – a small incremental up-charge or maybe even free, depending upon your level of service.

Ready to power your enterprise with Microsoft Power BI? Reach out here.

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Four Ways to Understand Your Customers Better Through Power BI

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Date : December 21, 2016

We have a simple question we’d like to pose: Do you want your enterprise to make more money?

Now, before you go on assuming that this is a trick question, a little background. At Netwoven, we work with businesses of all shapes and sizes; in a variety of markets and verticals; and located across the world. Continue Reading…

Notes from Microsoft Convergence 2015

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Date : March 23, 2015

I just returned from Convergence and while it was fresh in my mind, I decided to write a blog post on the event.  For some of you, who may not know Convergence, it is the Microsoft annual event for its business products – Dynamics CRM, GP, AX, NAV and SL.  My focus in the event was primarily on Dynamics CRM, Dynamics Service and parature, Dynamics Marketing, and Power BI.

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Enabling Power BI in O365 (SharePoint Online)

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Date : October 22, 2014

Is your organization currently using SharePoint Online? Are you planning to leverage the power of Microsoft’s BI to power your organization’s analytical needs or have just purchased licenses for Power BI? If the answer is “Yes” to either of the above two questions, then it is very important to understand how these two solutions from Microsoft talk to each other to provide a robust collaborative environment.

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