I love Microsoft Power BI

I Love Business Intelligence (BI)! I always have. Below is a picture from a 90’s at a “Table Top Expo” for the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. Yes, that’s a skinny young Belinda.

I Love Business Intelligence (BI)!  I always have.  Below is a picture from a 90’s at a “Table Top Expo” for the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.  Yes, that’s a skinny young Belinda.

 I heard a comedian once talk about when pictures where developed we would run to the car and open the envelope and look at all the pictures.  We woman would look at pictures of ourselves and say “look how fat I look”.  The picture would get filed away for years, at which point we pull it out again and say “look how thin I was.”  This statement could not be truer!

Belinda Allen, Microsoft Dynamics GP MVP shares tips and information on Microsoft Power BI.

Anyway, look at the small screen on that gigantic monitor.  There is a dashboard on it.  Yes, I was dashboarding before dashboarding was cool.  OK, I called them graphs at the time but the concept was the same:  “Look at something that can help you understand what’s going on in your business faster, so you can react faster.”

As I look at all of these amazing tools today I realize the 90’s Belinda would have literally been jumping with joy.  To tell the truth I’m not sure what element I love the best:  Accessing data easily, ability to easily clean data or creating amazing visualizations.



Author: Belinda Allen

Belinda Allen (Microsoft MVP) is both a Microsoft Certified Professional for Dynamics GP (MCP) and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). She is also the co-founder of Smith & Allen Consulting, Inc. (www.saci.com), a business management software consulting firm for over 24 years. Belinda began implementing ERP systems so long ago that Windows was not an operating system, but an application. Larger businesses used old Main Frames with monitors that were Green and Black and smaller business did accounting by hand. Having seen the evolution that has taken place over the years from pieces of paper to analytics, Belinda still gets excited every time she helps a business improve. Belinda is also well known for her Blog www.BelindaTheGPcsi.com. Her blog is about sharing really useful information about the product quickly and succinctly. She has earned the nickname GP CSI because she excels at reviewing GP problems and figuring what went wrong and why. With followers all over the Globe she is able to share knowledge and achieve her mission: “To Improve the Lives and Business Success of my Followers.” In her time off, Belinda enjoys sailing, woodturning, crochet/knitting, sewing/quilting, reading and playing the ukulele (Belinda often participates in Ukulele Jams in NYC.)

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