Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations reporting and analytics: Know your options

December 20 2018

Today, customers have numerous options for addressing operational and analytical reporting needs within Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. When weighing your options, one must consider both the report authoring tool as well as the data source in order to develop a holistic approach.

In the first part of this two part series, we explored the three different ways to author and embed your reports and visualizations right into your D365 application.  This capability is part of Microsoft's overarching strategy to federate analytics across the organization and make Power BI as ubiquitous as Excel.  

This article will discuss the seven standard report authoring tools available, and the six places from which to source and curate your D365 data for those reports. D365 customers should expect to leverage a variety of these methods depending on the particular reporting requirement or use case

Report authoring tools

The seven report authoring tools standard to D365 are:  

About Gina Pabalan

Gina brings over 27 years of experience working with clients to implement enterprise applications and business intelligence (“BI”). Gina has her Masters of Business Administration and is a former CPA. While working for PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) Consulting and IBM Global Services, Gina served many large global clients mainly in the manufacturing industry, and then at Microsoft, Gina managed a team dedicated to serving Microsoft Dynamics customers. At Edgewater Fullscope, Gina incubated a services practice dedicated to serving the needs of existing Dynamics AX customers, helping them optimize their Dynamics solution. Gina now leads Edgewater Fullscope’s Business Intelligence practice which is helping customers best leverage its enterprise data to drive business insights. Gina’s team is helping customers to develop high performing data driven organizations focused on business outcomes.

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