Microsoft Dynamics NAV Users Weigh Benefits, Risks of Broader use of PowerPivot

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What's all the excitement around PowerPivot with Microsoft Dynamics NAV?  Sure, there is buzz, but until you start getting your hands on it, the benefits and risks of Microsoft's new generation of personal BI tools may not be clear.  And if you ask for lots of opinions on the question, you are bound to get lots of answers. 

A NAV user recently posed this question to the NAVUG ranks via their Collaborate forum (login required): Why is there so much excitement around PowerPivot? What's it good for and why is it better than the alternatives?

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