eBook: BI4Dynamics DWA vs. PBI Custom Projects
BI4Dynamics is developed especially for Microsoft Dynamics D365 F&O/AX and D365 BC/NAV.
Based on 1000 implementations, the solution is proven and ready to use the very next day after implementation.
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BI4Dynamics delivers out-of-the-box BI solutions, rather than going through a trial & error process to find out the needs of the business. The experience from 1000 BI4Dynamics customers shows that it covers up to 90% of the requirements.
While Power BI Custom Projects can be risky, challenging, time-consuming, and service intense since everyone responds to business needs reactively. This process often produces confusion, due to a lack of clear, explicit, and agreed goals & outcomes.
Takeaways from our guide
#1: What makes a data warehouse the preferred choice for enterprises?
Solid core for complex data
Data Warehouse provides a single analysis repository for all data sources across your organization.
Grows with your business
Data Warehouse supports larger sets of data – millions of rows or terabytes of data is business as usual.
Data warehouse enables quickly and efficiently analysis without sacrificing any feature as with Power BI.
Information at your fingertips
Snapshots of the data enable an additional analysis of historical data that would otherwise not be retained.
#2: Power BI limitation that you need to consider
The complexity of D365(AX)/ BC (NAV)
If your primary data source is Microsoft Dynamics ERP with thousands of available tables to store your valuable data, then the BI project rapidly becomes complicated.
Performance or details
Power BI Performance on larger data sets is a known issue. Managing Aggregations feature helps with performance but disables analyzing data at a document level.
Modeling hundreds of tables is possible in Power BI, but it is not easy to manage, even when using the new ‘Modelling Views’ feature.
Power BI brings first results relatively fast. But with the complexity of the project, it at some point requires additional services that need to be performed by BI specialist.
#3: Data Warehouse Automation – The best of both worlds
Corporate Data Warehouse
Data Warehouse Automation tools are Data Warehouse solutions where development cycles are fully automated (code is generated automatically).
Flexible Data Warehouse
Data Warehouse Automation process makes Data Warehouse leaner, more flexible and less expensive thus improving productivity, overall quality and reducing cost.
Using BI4Dynamics Data Warehouse Automation an IT savvy person can deliver a full data warehouse with a speed of delivery and customization possibilities unseen in the industry.
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