Just Because It Says “Power BI” It Doesn’t Really Mean It Is…

I can’t help smiling when I see legacy BI/Planning application vendors -that were not so long ago laughing away Power BI- coming out with their own “Power BI Integration” after Microsoft has turned around the industry. These are more often than not nothing but “a marketing spiel” to build on Power BI’s awareness and of very limited use in real life application scenarios.

Why Firms Need Finance Digital Transformation For Agile Reporting

Across many mid-sized and large companies, finance and operations teams are at crossroads. This was one of the findings from the recent BPM Pulse 2021 survey which revealed that only a third of companies had truly harmonized strategic, financial, and operational plans.

How to integrate Oracle Netsuite with Power BI and add planning

Power BI offers unparalleled features for analysis and visualization: in this post we explain the quickest way to connect Oracle Netsuite in Power BI Deskop and how you can add comprehensive planning and budgeting.After your account has been setup, click on the “Integration” menu and go to the “Oracle Netsuite” section:

Financial Reporting in Power BI Simplified

The default visuals in Power BI are not perfectly suited for financial reporting. There are ways to realize more advanced financial reporting requirements using DAX as Managility describes in Income Statement using DAX These, though typically require intermediate knowledge of DAX that many financial professional don’t necessarily have.

Power BI External Tools for Desktop: An Overview

The Acterys Modeller is cloud based service (with on-premise installation option) that allows enables business users to automatically create optimal analysis models (star schema data warehouse) from a variety to ERP. accounting and SaaS systems. The created models are write and planning enabled and can be edited and extended as needed by business users e.g. for adding new products/attributes, account mappings, new scenarios etc.

How to add planning and budgeting with Dynamics 365 in Power BI

Power BI offers unparalleled features for analysis and visualization: in this post we explain how you can add comprehensive planning and budgeting with all editions of Dynamics 365. Add your required tables from Dynamics to Power BI. This can be done either via existing Power BI reports that come with Dynamics, the Power BI Dynamics Connector or with synchronized tables in MS / Azure SQL  Server:

How to add planning and budgeting with Business Central NAV in Power BI

Power BI offers unparalleled features for analysis and visualization: in this post we explain how you can add comprehensive planning and budgeting with all editions of Business Central and NAV. Add your required tables from Business Central / NAV to Power BI. This can be done either via existing Power BI reports that come with Business Central, the Power BI Business Central Connector or with synchronized tables in MS / Azure SQL Server:

Acterys 21.1

Alongside the biggest growth on our platform in Q1 of this year with a record number of new  customers -including Fortune 500, DAX and ASX listed-, we are very happy to introduce the amazing additions to Acterys with version 21.1 that will be released in April 2021.

In many ways a game changer: not just in regards to improved existing features, but also  completely new product components. Here is an overview of the most important improvements and new additions:

How to Sync Power BI tables with SQL Server

Power BI offers unparalleled features to integrate and transform data. This output is often useful to add to an existing SQL data warehouse. in this post we explain how you can synchronize and load Power BI tables to SQL Server (Azure or on premise) and automate this process.

Business Performance Management Market Trends 2021

In this blog, I am covering the latest trends in the business performance management (BPM) market. BPM solutions in this context include software applications for business management-related reporting including consolidated results, all aspects of planning (strategic, operational, driver based, zero based budgeting, etc.) and forecasting.