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Customer case PPC

'We are now drawing conclusions more quickly and easily'

Business Intelligence for Dynamics NAV

PPC works with Business Intelligence for Dynamics NAV in combination with Power BI dashboards.

Quick insights

  • BI for Dynamics NAV
  • Better grip on growth
  • Easier data access
  • Customer card in Power BI
  • Age analysis immediately available
Why did you start working with BI for Dynamics NAV?

It is difficult to retrieve and analyse data from Microsoft Dynamics NAV simply and quickly. It works, but there are often differences in definitions. While for us having the data is very important. In addition, you need specific knowledge of Navision and Excel. In addition to making the data accessible, it is also quite a lot of work to prepare the data in such a way that it becomes interesting for several people.
What do you use Business Intelligence for?

Initially, we standardised our ERP system. We now run on three different versions of AX, so we needed a central place where our data came together in a structured way. That happens in the Data Warehouse. We then use the data from the Data Warehouse for various sales reports, margin reports, but the financial reports also come from this. We also have a number of very valuable operational dashboards that we use, such as the production dashboard and logistics dashboards.

'Making cross-sections has really become child's play'

Where do you see great advantages in using Business Intelligence?

Our accountants now also use it to make age analyses. That used to be very difficult. There was no easy way to get the data from NAV. We kept weekly records of the exact inventory levels. On the basis of historical data, we kept track of the exact progress. Now, however, we can simply look at data at different levels of detail. We zoom through to article level and you can immediately see who the supplier is. This enables us to quickly answer questions such as 'Where is it going wrong now?' and 'Where can we better steer our product range?'.
What further steps do you want to take?

With PPC we want to make the step from Excel to Power BI in the short term. Because many of us still have a lot of knowledge of Excel, we will continue to work with it. It is simply the quickest. Although we have noticed that colleagues who have less experience with Excel are less likely to click open Excel and start working with it. We hope that this will also improve due to the high user-friendliness of Power BI. At that moment we use Business Intelligence across the entire width of the company.

Would you like a personal demo?

We will be happy to show you and your colleagues how BIRDS works and explain immediately what benefits this brings to your organisation.
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