The components used by Business Analytics 4.00

In this post I will outline the components used in BA v.4. This will enable you to get an overview of the underlying technologies and ultimately give you an idea of what it takes to customize the setup delivered by BA. The major components of Business Analytics are: The Configurator which is the tool that…


Convergence follow up – Business Scorecard Manager and Dynamics NAV

I’ve had the question for additional information on both Reporting Services, Business Scorecard Manager and SQL Server in general from several people approaching me after the sessions at Convergence so I figured I’d post them here. For information on Business Scorecard Manager go to: For information on and download of Service Pack 1 for SQL…


New category – Reporting

I have just created a new category called reporting. Here I will discuess the possibilities in reporting in conjunction with Reporting Services. There are several ways to use this tool to do reports on top of Navision and will try to cover most of them in my next posts.If there are special topics in this…


What is new in Dynamics NAV 5.0 Business Analytics (BA)

A while a go we released Dynamics NAV 5.0 and with that a new version of Business Analytics Basic and Advanced. I want to spend a few lines of text to share what is new in this release and the reasons for these features making it into the product at this time. First of all…


BA changes in NAV 4.00 SP3

So we released SP3 for NAV 4.00. For Business Analytics this means a few things. First and most important we now are able to support SQL Server 2005 with the Configurator. This means that you now can create cubes from NAV 4.00 SP3 on SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services. This also means that the version…


SQL Server 2005 SP1 has been released

This release includes SQL Server Express with Advanced Services that includes Reporting Services. The service pack can be downloaded here This Service Pack also include tools for SQL Server Express that allows creation of reports and management of the SQL database


22 Free Reporting Services Reports for Dynamics Nav available

Together with the SQL Server team we released a report pack for Dynamics Nav running on SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. This is done together with a series of other Report Packs that can be seen here. The Nav Reports will run on the W1 demo database but can easily be customized to run on…


First day at Convergence

My first day at Convergence is over and it was a packed day. Meetings, presentations and Expo duty back to back. Presentation was full and went ok. We need to cut some slides to make all the demos fit and the rerun will reflect that. All in all good questions from the participants. Good buzz…


Arriving to Dallas

Arrived to Dallas last night to the location of Convergence. Came in at 10:45 pm sunday night after 15 hours on the road with lots of time to think about the presentations for today. Arriving here also ment reading mails from team members that arrived earlier. It seems that there are good vibes around presentations…


Top reporting pains – request for feedback

Here is a way to provide me some direct feedback with regards to the current reporting solution in Navision. What are you top pains in the current reporting solution and what is the best with regards to the current reporting solution. Leave feedback in comments.