Reminder: Power BI is insanely good – Gartner names Microsoft Leader again

bi and analytics gartner magic quadrant

For the 14th straight year, Microsoft has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. Honestly, we’re running out of ways to describe this great achievement. Not only is Microsoft consistently in the Leader quadrant year after year, they are continually widening the gap between themselves and their next…

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Hackathon 2020 – Low code, no code, hack mode!

Asset Tracker PowerApp

Ready to go Mere minutes before the start of my first hack-a-thon, I sat in the deepest recesses of my basement; the main lights shut down in favor of a temporary single bulb, dangling above my desk, gently swaying back and worth. I thought to myself, “This seems like a proper hack environment!” I have…

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Dynamics 365 Warehouse Performance – Give Me the POWER!

Warehouse performance power BI dashboard

There is nothing more powerful in a warehouse than having useable data at your fingertips.  (Useable being the operative word). Dynamics 365 Supply Chain can deliver that power all together at the click of a button in one screen. Warehouse Performance The Warehouse Performance Power BI content allows warehouse and operations management all the information…

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Data, Data, Data Part 3: Power BI Embedded & Dynamics 365

Power BI Dynamics 365

The third installment of the “Data, Data, Data” webinar series delved into the world of Power BI. Attendees were shown how their Dynamics 365 Finance/Supply Chain deployments can and should be influenced by Power BI embedded. Check out the webinar recording here: Also check out Part 1 (Data Vault Modeling) and Part 2 (Azure Logic…

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Ellipse Solutions – Architect Innovation Meet 2019 Recap

We’ve had some pretty cool stuff going on as a company this month. On top of participating in a Habitat for Humanity build and User Group Summit, we held our own annual 2-day conference all about the cutting edge of Dynamics 365 and related technologies. The Architect Innovation Meet, or AIM, is Ellipse Solutions’ own…

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Why Are Manufacturers Choosing Dynamics 365?

Dynamics 365 for Manufacturing

Large manufacturers are always looking for ways to grow their organization, increase productivity, and increase their bottom lines. To some, that may mean purchasing new machines, hiring more workers, or maybe even acquiring similar businesses. However, with the advances in new technology, many manufacturers are turning to ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software to gain a…

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Microsoft Named Leader in Analytics and BI platforms, 11 Years Running

Microsoft Power BI Leader 2018 Analytics BI platforms Magic Quadrant

If you’re looking for evidence of Microsoft’s commitment to excellence, Analytics and BI are a shining example. For the 11th consecutive year, they have been named a leader in the space by Gartner. Further, it is the third consecutive year they have been rated with the most complete vision on the Magic Quadrant. Continuous improvement…

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Financial Reporting in Dynamics 365 without Management Reporter, Eventually

CFO Overview Workspace Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

The future of financial reporting in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations might be officially moving past Management Reporter, at least in the long-term vision. In a session at the Dynamics 365 User Group Summit in Nashville, Muhammad Alam (General Manager of D365 for Finance and Operations) mentioned that it is not a question of…

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Analytical Workspaces Now Directly Embedded in Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations

Analytical Workspaces and Power BI in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

  The continued push for better business intelligence and analytical tools certainly has Microsoft’s attention. Earlier this year, Gartner’s Business Intelligence and Analytics Magic Quadrant named Microsoft a “Leader” in this field (for the 10th consecutive year, I might add). But, perhaps more importantly, the Magic Quadrant also reflected a gigantic leap ahead of the…

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