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From the Blogs: Dynamics AX Goin' Green; BI for the Masses; and Adding New Financial Dimensions

by Jared Berezin

The (Green) Economy: New Environmental Sustainability Dashboard: Ben Riga chatted with Jennifer Pollard (Product Manager) and Neil Huizenga (Software Developer) about the new Environmental Sustainability Dashboard for Dynamics AX. (See's article on this subject.) In Riga's latest Channel9 video, It's Not Easy Bein' Green, his guests explore how the environmental sustainability dashboard helps organizations run their business more efficiently as well as fund ongoing green efforts:

"The Dynamics AX team has heard from our clients that they are feeling the pressure to report whether that's for regulatory reasons or for reasons related to the greening of supply chains. Jennifer shows us a great demo of how this dashboard built into Dynamics AX as a role center takes advantage of SQL Server Analysis and Reporting Services within SharePoint Web Parts."

An Exciting Move Forward: BI for the Masses: Brandon George ponders the latest evidence of Microsoft's vision of BI for the masses: "So are we starting to see what 'BI for the masses' is going to be? It will span possibly multiple LOB Apps, including having Dynamics AX at the heart of that, with SQL Server and SharePoint, and other Office Services at the stars for the delivery, shaping and mining of the needed information, using Excel as the front end for the presentation of such information. This is an exciting move forward, because everywhere I go, everyone loves to use Excel as ...

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About Jared Berezin
Jared Berezin serves as a contributing writer to With combined interests in technology and science, Jared previously served as a writer for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, drafting scientific narrative reports on the latest advancements in cancer research. Jared has also served as associate marketing specialist for International Data Corporation (IDC), a market research firm. In this position, he planned and executed strategic marketing initiatives for IDC's software and services research programs, and wrote outbound communications to the press, existing clients, and prospects. Jared also has experience working for several local newspapers in eastern Massachusetts. Jared graduated with honors from Colby College with a BA in English and creative writing.
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