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Over the last few years, Microsoft has been developing a set of tools to help businesses utilize ERP systems better. Last year the tools were packaged into one group called the Power Platform. The Power Platform consists of Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents. Microsoft’s goal is to have a group of tools that can be utilized by the average user to improve efficiencies and analysis. Let's take a quick look at each of these four Power Platform tools. 

Power BI is a graphical reporting tool. It has drag and drop capability for graphs and charts. It makes connecting to a wide variety of data sources much easier. There is a built-in language for complex calculations, and it has an excellent natural language interface. The underlying data structure is like Excel and makes it easy to create simple reports and dashboards

Power Apps allows for the creation of simple apps which can run on any device. The tool interface is highly intuitive and allows for drag and drop programming logic. Linking to the various data sources is simple. Power Apps has been used to create applications such as shop floor data collection, quoting systems used in the field, inventory lookup operations, order taking, and simple warehouse management. The uses are unlimited and can range from simple to highly complex.

Power Automate is used to create simple workflows to help automate repetitive tasks. As with all the Power Platform tools, this has a drag and drop interface for programming logic. The tool links to hundreds of data sources. It can be used to send automatic notifications of needed approvals, overdue accounts, late orders, and countless other workflows.

Power Virtual Agent is designed to allow users to add chatbots to websites with no coding. It provides the ability to automate the communication with customers in real-time function using AI as a backend.

Innovia has recently dedicated a team of individuals to grow the use of the Power Platform. While there will always be a need for detailed and complex programming, this set of tools allows Innovia to bring our customers additional options which can be built and deployed much faster.   Over the next few months, your Customer Engagement Specialist will be talking with you about these new options.  

On August 31, we will be having a 4-hour virtual training workshop regarding the Power Platform. The fee for this class is $195 per company.  You can see the class details and sign up by following this link. In the meantime, if you are interested in finding out more about the Power Platform, reach out to your Customer Engagement Specialist and they will be happy to help.

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Best Regards,

Alan Wyne, CEO

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Innovia Training Workshops

File Export & Imports in Business Central (NAV)

August 10 at 1 pm CT | Virtual | $195 - Per Company

Are you having trouble getting started with Electronic Payments in Business Central? Or maybe you just need some tips to make the process a little easier. In either case, this training workshop is for you. We will walk you through the key steps involved in importing and exporting payment data out of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (NAV).

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Business Central Workflows and Approvals

August 18 at 1 pm CT | Virtual | $195 - Per Company

Users who attend this three-hour training workshop will learn how to set up an out-of-the-box workflow approval in Business Central (NAV).

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Power Platform: Power Automate

August 31 at 8 am CT | Virtual | $195 - Per Company

Do you wish you had more time to think of new ideas to push your business forward? Are you, instead, spending time manually completing repetitive, monotonous tasks? Automating these time thieves is now easier than ever!

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9 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Shifting to AP Automation

Your company may be ready to shift to accounts payable (AP) automation, however, mistakes can be made along the way. Learn what those mistakes are and how you can help avoid them.

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Moving Beyond Supply Chain Challenges with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and TrueCommerce

Is your supply chain running into challenges? If you're like most businesses, it is, but Business Central with TrueCommerce can help clear the way.

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How Up-to-Date Is Your System? Wish You Never Heard that Question Again?

Is it time to stop worrying about updates? With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS, it might just be! Find out how in this blog.

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5 Quick Tips for Ensuring a Smooth Data Model in Power BI

Are you building a Power BI model with multiple data sources? Let's take a look at these 5 Quick Tips for Ensuring a Smooth Data Model in Power BI.

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Innovia Team News
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Please join us in congratulating Gino Pack, as he has been promoted to Director of Project Teams. Gino has been with Innovia for 2 years as one of our Project Managers and will now lead the way for all of our project teams and managers. This is another vital role in providing the communication links between our support, ISV's, customers, and account management team.  Gino and his wife are also expecting their second baby in the very near future and they couldn't be happier. 
Savannah Dill

We are excited to welcome Savannah Dill as our Power Platform Consultant. She is an experienced graphic designer with an emerging taste for UX design and research who thinks of herself as a hybrid practitioner, both a thinker and a doer, being able not only to identify real opportunities at the fuzzy front end of the innovation process but also, design, develop and help drive a product to completion. Savannah plans on spearheading the innovation process at Innovia through design thinking and creating the best overall user experience for our clients. She has a strong and diverse academic background with a Bachelor of General Studies degree focused on Science and Mathematics from Indiana University South Bend and graduated with her master’s degree in Emerging Media Design and Development at Ball State University in 2021. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and playing tabletop games. 

Guillermo Rojas
We are also excited to have Guillermo Rojas joining Team Legends team as one of our newest Senior Application Consultants. Guillermo has over 6 years of experience with Dynamic 365 BC/NAV and has been working in implementation projects for more than 10 years.  Prior to joining Innovia, he specialized in implementing NAV and BC specifically for Private Equity, Family Office, and Real Estate firms (Alternative Asset Management Industry) based in the US, Europe, and Canada. Guillermo has a major in Finance with a minor in Accounting from San Jose University in northern California. He currently resides in Miami, FL with his wife of 25 years and two daughters. Guillermo enjoys playing golf, boating, and traveling to Europe with his family.
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This Month's Question

What is one of the 9 Costly Mistakes to Avoid when shifting to Accounts Payable Automation?

  1. Paying Invoices 60-days past due
  2. Paying Invoices Too Fast
  3. Training only 1 person
  4. Not making enough coffee
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A winner will be chosen from the correct responses and will receive this month's prize + a small gift basket.

Last Month's Answer

Which of the following Innovia team members is a co-host of the Innovia Conversation Podcast? 

  1. Jeff Pergolski
  2. Donavan Lane
  3. Tom Doran
  4. John Byrne

Answer: A
Congratulations to Michelle Pape from Saint Mary's Press, who won the Echo Dot 4th, Gen Smart Speaker, with Alexa.