Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is one example of how cross-product integration helps companies optimize their business intelligence. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an integrated business management solution ideally suited to businesses looking for a single solution that is fast and easy to implement, customize, use, and maintain. Built on Microsoft technology, Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrates with key Microsoft products and technologies to help employees work productively; connect people, processes, and information throughout the business; and provide employees with the insight they need to make informed decisions.
Build a Foundation for Essential Intelligence
Microsoft Dynamics NAV supports decision-making at the personal, team, and organizational levels. Based on research into the way employees really work, Microsoft Dynamics NAV delivers access to RoleTailored views and business processes through 21 Role Centers. The Role Centers help people work effectively by providing a single, integrated view of job-specific information and activities. They can help employees organize and prioritize their work, access relevant information, and manage tasks quickly and effectively. Role Centers deliver business intelligence directly to the people who need it by providing targeted information that can help them work fast and smart. Other Microsoft Dynamics NAV built-in BI functionality includes flexible views of data, standard reports, and easy-to-use ad-hoc reporting tools. Record Links tie together structured and unstructured information and transactional insight can help people find documents related to specific transactions.
Real-Time Access to Information
Microsoft Dynamics NAV automates processes across the organization, providing real-time access to integrated information. Built-in analysis tools make it easy to drill down into the details of transactions, customer records, histories, and more. Employees can monitor important events, such as product or item shortages, cash shortages, and production bottlenecks, and use filters to get the data they need to take action and meet business goals. Built-in account schedules, analysis reports, and analysis by dimensions simplify the process of monitoring budgets to actual. Flexible, contextual views of the data—for example, a view of sales related to a particular region, item, and time period—can then be exported to Microsoft Office Excel® for further analysis. Microsoft Dynamics NAV also provides a wide range of standard reports and an easy-to-use wizard that simplifies creating customized reports.
Tight Integration with Microsoft Office
Because Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrates tightly with the familiar Microsoft Office system, people can quickly and easily analyze information in a unified environment without having to switch back and forth between applications. This simplifies decision-making at any level—personal, team, or organizational—whether drilling into sales metrics with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, creating financial reports in Excel, consolidating enterprise-wide KPIs into customized scorecards, or collaborating through Web portals. Integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server makes it easy for team members to access all their structured and unstructured data. With built-in workflow, teams can assign tasks and set priorities for every team member, and security can be set by role, group, or individual.
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