Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson indulges his twin passions for process efficiency and elegant database design by creating and improving ETL and data warehousing solutions. A 1984 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Tim has held positions in applications development, database administration, management and consulting. He currently works as a Senior BI Developer at Pinnacle of Indiana.

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Join the Jet Set: Easily Create Financial Reports from Dynamics GP

Tim Wilson

In 2016, Microsoft announced the end of feature development and support for the aging Management Reporter solution for Dynamics GP. Since then they have designated Jet Reports as the official reporting solution for Dynamics GP data. With GP2018, you can use Jet Basics for GP -- formerly Jet Express for Excel -- a free extension that is available for download and works seamlessly with Dynamics GP.

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Topics: Microsoft Dynamics GP

Zero to BI in Three Quick Steps

Tim Wilson

Business Intelligence, or BI, is not just another intimidating IT buzzword. BI is a tool, an approach to help organizations manage their ever-increasing quantities of data. Business.com says BI is a collection of “best business practices, software, infrastructure, and any other tools to optimize decision making and enhance performance.”

At its fullest potential, BI can manage and organize huge amounts of data, integrate multiple source systems into a single, coherent, comprehensive view, and present useful information intuitively and effortlessly.

And while BI sounds like a massive organizational commitment full of risk, hidden costs, and uncertain outcomes, it doesn’t have to be. BI can start as simply as feeding a spreadsheet into a product like Microsoft’s Power BI.

At Pinnacle we advocate a low-risk three-step approach to embracing BI. The three steps are as simple as they are intuitive:

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Topics: Business Intelligence, PowerBI, Microsoft Office