Tech Insider Update Featuring Latest Updates to Power BI that Improve ERP Business Activities

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Want to know how recent enhancements to merged data, dynamic reporting, and visualizations in Power BI may help your ERP business activities and drive more informed business decisions? The August 2020 Tech Insider Update from JourneyTEAM previews the most important releases, updates, and changes that can improve ERP technology solutions at your organization.


Power BI provides organizations with flexible reporting, powerful analytics, and visualizations on financials, supply chain, operations, and more, with drill-down capabilities to explore more information. The latest updates to Power BI include a new Business Central Template app that merges additional data with Power BI, Refresh and Change Detection features in Pro and Premium versions, and additional features such as Azure Maps and Insights, and new Excel functions in DAX.


If you are interested in more information, JourneyTEAM delivers the updates in rapid-fire, easy-to-follow videos featured below.


Watch the Business Central App for Power BI update video here.


Business Central Template App for Power BI

  • Financial and Visual Reports
  • Data Pulled Dynamically into Reports
  • Balance by Dimension


Microsoft will soon introduce a Business Central template plug-and-play analytics app for Power BI from which organizations can view financial reports dynamically including Trial Balance, Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Balance by Dimension.


Watch the Page Refresh and Reporting update video here.


Power BI Page Refresh and Change Detection

  • Automatic Page Refresh for Direct Query (Pro and Premium)
  • Change Detection for Direct Query (Premium Only)
  • Visual Reporting Updates/Features


No more worrying about when or how often data is refreshed. Your organization can access its data in real-time based on changes made in your data center, thanks to two new features in Power BI: Automatic Page Refresh for Direct Query and Change Detection for Direct Query.


Watch the Azure Maps, AI, and DAX update video here.

Azure Maps, Insights, and Excel Functions

  • Azure Maps | AI Insights
  • New Excel Functions Added to Data Analysis Expressions (“DAX”)


A powerful new visualization feature in preview is Azure Maps, which provides a highly customized view of data on the map including options for reference, custom tile layer, and real-time traffic overlay. The tile layer shows additional features such as roads, weather, and traffic.






In addition to Power BI, the Q3 Insider Update highlighted changes to Microsoft Cloud and Office 365, Teams, SharePoint, Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (CRM), Power Platform Automate and Power Apps, and Dynamics 365 Business Central (ERP).


Get Started with JourneyTEAM

JourneyTEAM was recently awarded Microsoft US Partner of the Year for Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (Media & Communications) and the Microsoft Eagle Crystal trophy as a top 5 partner for Dynamics 365 Business Central software implementations. Our team has a proven track record with successful Microsoft technology implementations. We have experts ready to answer your questions about the latest Power BI updates and how it helps your ERP business activities. Contact JourneyTEAM today!



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