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Do You Wish You Could See What Was Really Going On at Your Business?

When you can’t find what matters most, it’s easy to feel lost. Even if you have ready access to your data, does it make sense? Or is it just an endless spreadsheet?

With Power BI, you can connect with your data wherever it is, relate it based on the keys you define, and then build striking visualizations that put this information into a form that allows you to draw insights from it.

The KPI dashboard of your dreams is here.

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Is Your Team Stuck Doing Repetitive, Manual Processes?

There’s no end to small, repeating tasks that feel like a waste of your people’s time and energy in every business—copying information from one place to another, sending notifications across different communication systems, and managing who’s approved what and when are just a few examples.

Microsoft Power Automate allows you to remove this friction by letting you easily define rules, triggers, and actions across all the systems you use. Whether you want Business Central Approvals to be handled through Outlook, surveys to be distributed based on service case closures, or something as simple as automatically tweeting photos added to a SharePoint folder—Power Automate can help!

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Need to Access Your Data in a different way or on another device?

Having a fantastic system like Business Central ERP is incredible for keeping information together and ensuring everyone’s on the same page, but do you ever wish you could access something specific more readily? Or maybe interact with your BC data in connection with another system?

If you’ve ever thought, “What if it looked like that?” when looking at your business systems, Power Apps is the product for you. It streamlines the app development process by giving you intuitive no-code/low-code tools to build the app you always wanted.

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More Insightful Data, Better Tools, and Greater Efficiency with the Microsoft Power Platform

Data is everywhere, but are you able to use it effectively and efficiently? When you run a full-featured ERP like Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you have all the information you need in one place, but how do you access it and take action based on it?

There’s excellent news for you! As a Microsoft product, your Business Central system is ready-made to connect to the entire suite of Microsoft tools, including the Power Platform.

 

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Think of Power Platform as the canvas on which you hold all the different paints of your data together. The colors can blend at the edges, showing where things connect. As the user/painter, you have visibility and can take action over the whole thing, and a change in one part can affect how another part behaves in intuitive ways.

Power Platform is a collection of four different applications that work together and with all your data sources.

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Power BI is a modern business intelligence platform that connects to hundreds of different types of databases and online services (including Business Central) and allows you to build visualizations to represent the data. As a result, you build insights from what otherwise might be flat numbers on the page.

Power Automate Icon Power Automate allows you to remove repetitive manual processes from your business, and not just in a single system! Triggers in one system can create actions in another. For example, adding a record in Business Central can trigger a file to be created in SharePoint. There are hundreds of connectors available, and you can add more if you can’t find what you need.
Power Apps Icon Power Apps smooths out the app development process. It makes it so that, in many cases, non-developers can fully conceptualize and create an app for mobile devices, tablets, or desktop that works with your business data, wherever it lives. Power Apps takes out a lot of the grunt work for professional developers and allows them to iterate on an idea quickly, vastly decreasing development time.
Power Virtual Agents Power Virtual Agents allows you to program chatbots to be used on your website, on social media platforms, or in Teams. You can configure each chatbot with a wide range of branching logic patterns and connected to systems to allow things like adding items to a cart or submitting a support ticket right from the chat.

Each of these products expands what is possible for your business and amplifies the contributions of each team member.

 

Power Platform and Business Central

If you are already an Innovia customer or use Microsoft Business Central, you’re probably wondering how Power Platform fits with this product specifically.
In short, the skies are truly the limits. With the ability to directly access Business Central data and use it elsewhere, we can help you do things like:

  • Take your approval process out of Business Central with Power Automate so that your approvers can respond to these requests without leaving Outlook. You also get a helpful Approval tracking page, so if you miss an email or need to catch up all at once, you can handle all your approvals in one place.
  • Track your most important KPIs from Business Central for Finance, Manufacturing, and more! Because your Power BI reports and dashboards get data from the source, you can ensure the data is fresh when you need to see it. Just a few of the possibilities include: 
    • An Accounts Receivable dashboard to track outstanding invoices, who is paying late/early, and more.
    • A Sales and COGS dashboard to track your margins at any time.
    • An item price tracker that lets you know when your most recent purchase was outside the standard price you set in your system and which production BOMs include it so you can proactively make changes.
  • Allow your operations team to enter data from their work without needing to sit in front of a PC. Create a mobile app that gives them all the functionality they need to document their work right in your ERP. No more middle-man spreadsheets, external systems, or notepads!

These are just a few of the use cases we’ve seen for Power Platform with Business Central. As we talk to you, we’ll likely come up with more. The true potential of Power Platform is that it can be tailored to meet your needs and built to handle your processes—all without losing the integrity of having the actual data in one ERP system.

 

Ready to Get Started? Innovia Consulting Can Help!

If you’re ready to get the analytics, automation, and customized app solutions that will help your business work better, Innovia Consulting is here to assist you.

Innovia can provide the know-how to get you started connecting all the data sources that matter to you and developing the dashboards, apps, and automated workflows you need with its Power Platform specialists.

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