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What you need to know – because it has changed – about BI and reporting in Microsoft Dynamics AX and 365

by Dann Anthony Maurno
Assistant Editor, MSDW
Gina Pabalan

Edgewater Fullscope's Gina Pabalan promises a "plain-English" discussion of getting usable BI and reporting out of Dynamics AX and Dynamics 365.  

She is Edgewater Fullscope's Director, AX Customer Support & Optimization Services and leads Fullscope's Data & Analytics team, and this will be her fifth year addressing the topic at AXUG Summit, in a session called "What you need to know about BI and Reporting in Dynamics AX2012 and D365."

Pabalan describes this as one of Fullscope's most popular Summit sessions. And of course, the session has evolved at a pace with Microsoft's reporting and BI solutions.

"This year they have really changed the game, again, with Dynamics 365, because customers don't have access to their data in a typical way," says Pabalan. "They can't for instance run SQL queries off of their data; that's huge. And there are just a lot of misconception out there in the market around it.

"So this session will really peel the onion back, it will address how you will get access to your data in the future, and if you're an AX 2012 customer, what you need to be doing now to get the reporting you need out of the system and preparing you for your eventual migration to D365.

She estimates that about 65 percent of Dynamics AX customers are running 2012 today, and advises those who have not yet upgraded to R3 (which will be supported through October of 2021) to do so.

"The majority of 2012 customers are going to be on 2012 ...

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About Dann Anthony Maurno

Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).