Forget Everything you Know about Reporting

Forget Everything you Know about Reporting

If you are like many business leaders, you may be drowning in reports. Spreed sheets come at a speed that makes it impossible to make sense of it all. What if reporting was more than just something you team had to “get done” and instead helped them “get things done”? Learn how changing the way you understand and interact with reports will prepare you for success with Power BI. In this session, our Power BI Expert Mike Fontaine will go through strategies your business can use to adapt this paradigm and utilize the data at your fingertips in more impactful ways.


Microsoft Business Suite

Microsoft Business Suite

Take the right steps to future-proof your business with Microsoft Business Solutions.

Microsoft offers a market-leading set of business solutions that suits such a wide range of sizes and types that it can be challenging to understand which software works best for your requirements.

Join this exclusive webinar to learn about different Microsoft apps and different markets that they are suited to so that you can get an idea of which software suits your business.

In this webinar, we’ll talk about all the top Microsoft solutions of 2022:

  • Sales: Your sales team needs more than traditional sales force automation to respond to today’s unpredictable selling environment.  We will cover the 5 screens each sales rep uses every day, sales management tools and forecasting, supported by marketing and social.
  • Accounting: Redefine your traditional bookkeeping & accounting operations. Automate processes to increase efficiency. Decrease operational expenses and financial complexities, and get the reporting you need to improve your business.
  • Manufacturing: Quote, cost, and track your work.  Advanced production scheduling, full traceability, supply chain optimization, all standard with Microsoft for manufacturing.
  • Distribution: Track inventory movements and transactions in real-time. Optimize day-to-day warehouse operations by optimizing order processing to procurement, inventory tracking, shipping, logistics and financial management. This way, you gain control, with a 360-degree view of all areas of your business, on your dashboard or phone.
  • Management reporting & analytics: There are 4 levels or methods of getting reports/analytics with Microsoft: (1.  550 configurable standard reports, 2. Management dashboards by department, 3. Power BI for analytics, 4. Artificial intelligence suggestions, then how about a quick look at Jet Reports (Excel Based Reporting).
  • Microsoft TEAMS for communications and coordination: Teamwork and collaboration are fundamental to build resilience for your people, teams, and organization. Empower people to be productive and secure as they adapt to working in new ways with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams.
  • Microsoft Software Pricing, and software implementation timelines

If you can’t make it, register now, and we’ll send you a link to the webinar recording once it’s ready.


Microsoft named a Leader in 2022 for Analytics and Power BI Platforms

Today Microsoft is announcing that for the 15th straight year Microsoft has been positioned as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms. Microsoft has also been placed furthest to the right for Completeness of Vision and highest in the Ability to Execute within the Leaders quadrant for the fourth straight year.

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Microsoft believes that this milestone could not have been happened without the loyal support of millions of active users and community members that are using Microsoft Power BI to drive a stronger data culture in their own organizations.

Empowering the individual

Over the course of the last year, Microsoft has made Power BI even more user-friendly with all new features! For example, the ability to easily share links to reports (just like in your Office applications) or the ability to automatically generate visuals by simply pasting data into Power BI on the web.

Empowering the team

To empower your team, Microsoft weaved Power BI even deeper into the fabric of where your teams already work. For example, we’ve introduced further Microsoft Teams integrations that create a seamless experience when collaborating over data. We’ve made connecting to Excel data even easier. Additionally, SharePoint, Dynamics 365, and Power Apps users can now generate a set of relevant visuals based on the data they’re currently viewing.

With the introduction of goals in Power BI, we’ve also made it easier for teams to drive progress around specific KPIs. Goals enable teams to easily curate and track key business metrics, dive deeper into the related data when needed, and even take automated action based on the status of these goals with Power Automate integration.

Empowering the organization

For your organization, Microsoft has worked hard to ensure Power BI can scale to meet even the most demanding and complex needs of our customers. As part of this effort, we brought many Azure Analysis Services capabilities to Power BI including XMLA endpoints, large models, object-level security, and backup/restore datasets. We also introduced dozens of new features that make it even easier for developers and data scientists to customize, extend, and embed Power BI including automatic aggregations, dataflows for streaming data, embedding in Jupyter notebooks, and so much more.

Finally, Microsoft addressed one of the biggest asks from their customers around pricing flexibility. We introduced Power BI Premium per user earlier this year to make our premium features more accessible to small and medium businesses and workgroups within large organizations. We also introduced a new Autoscale capability to add vCores to capacity during utilization peaks, ensuring you have access to as much computing power as you need, when you need it.

Want to learn more about Power BI: Join VOX ISM for its Free Interactive Training sessions!

Join us for our Power BI training Bootcamp: Power BI 101, Power BI 201, and Power BI how to Get Started.

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What is AR Automation and how to automate your AR process?

What is AR Automation and how to automate your AR process?

AR automation is automating the entire accounts receivable process. Dynamics 365 Business Central has many tools that will automate the accounts receivable process and add-on’s to completely eliminate the clerical process.

Agenda

· What is AR Automation?

· Benefits of an AR Automation solution

· What is included with Business Central

o AI to calculate if the customer will pay on time

o Reminders, Interest and Dunning letters

o Automate email and distribution lists

o Dashboards and reports

· Additional software to enhance the process

o OCR

o Payment Portals

o Power Automate

o AI Automation

· Putting it all together

Benefits

· Reduced costs

· Faster handling

· Faster payments

· Improved cash flow

· Greater security

· Increased accuracy

· Better customer relations

Details

Date:
June 9, 2022
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Best Practices to Streamline Your Financial Month-End Close

Best Practices to Streamline Your Financial Month-End Close

Companies have long sought ways to streamline processes so that accountants can spend less time collecting numbers and more time analyzing them for the organization’s benefit.

Join us for a 45-minute presentation that focuses on how to streamline processes, making it easier and faster to close and reconcile month-end.

In this webinar, we will demonstrate and discuss:
1. The concept of a Mini month ends (check and balance)
2. Weekly Management Reports
3. Audits
4. Process Controls
5. Procedures
6. Workflows
7. Dashboards

Details

Date:
April 1, 2022
Time:
11:00 am - 11:45 am - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Power BI 201 - Advanced Level Online Training Workshop

Power BI 201 - Advanced Level Online Training Workshop

This session will cover:

– Visualizations, Linking Tables and Dashboards – an Overview

– Drill through functionality aka ‘taking your users through a data journey across many tabs’

– Using images as slicers

– MTD, YTD vs previous year

– Fiscal Year and Fiscal Period

– AI Decomposition Tree

– Scatter Charts/Correlation

– Modelling or ‘What-If’ inputs/variables

Why this training?

You can learn at your desk with our sample datasets, with an easy to follow instructions using the free version of Power BI desktop.

Participants will receive the recorded version of the webinar in addition to the training PowerPoint.  

How will it benefit me?

  • Understanding the trends and outliers in your business can aid in making informed decisions that can result in success. 
  • Turning data into knowledge that can help drive your business, providing insights for better business decisions.
  • Time Analysis is significantly easier when using a tool like Power BI.

What are the objectives of the training series?

Upon completion, learners will be ready to model data and build amazing analytics in real-world scenarios, such as analytics on sales data, financial data, or manufacturing or distribution data.

Who is the target audience?

Anyone who has attended one of our previous training session on Power BI 101 and wants to step up their skills. 

This course is not for beginners.

Users will be expected to know the fundamentals of getting data, creating visuals and working with basic Dax formulas.

Prerequisites:

  1. You should have a laptop.
  2. Download Power BI to your desktop/laptop
  3. Download sales data into Excel from your ERP system (we will provide if you forget)
  • Invoice #, Amount, Customer, Date are the minimum fields
  • Country, City, Sales Rep, Part, Product Types are recommended if available

Details

Date:
March 9, 2022
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - ET EST
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Power BI 101 - Intro Level Training

Power BI 101 - Intro Level Training

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Hey! Did you sign up for the Power BI 201 course but didn’t take our 101?

Better, sign up for this event to get you ready and prepared for the 201 course. In this webinar, we will give you a crash course on how to create dashboards and visualizations using Power BI in 90 minutes.   

Webinar Agenda: 

1. Training on report layouts, visualization, tools, filters and navigation

2. Creating your first Dashboard in Power BI

Prerequisites:

1. You should have a laptop.

2. Download Power BI to your desktop/laptop

3. We will email you the training database

Deliverable:

At the end of the webinar, each person will have created Power BI – Dashboard with graphs and slicers

Why this training?

  • You can learn at your desk with our sample datasets, with easy to follow instructions using the free version of Power BI desktop.
  • Participants will receive the recorded version of the webinar in addition to the training PowerPoint.

How will it benefit me?

  • Understanding the trends and outliers in your business can aid in making informed decisions that can result in success.
  • Turning data into knowledge that can help drive your business, providing insights for better business decisions.
  • Time Analysis is significantly easier when using a tool like Power BI.

What are the objectives of the training series?

  • Upon completion, learners will be ready to model data and build amazing analytics in real-world scenarios, such as analytics on sales data, financial data, or manufacturing or distribution data.

Details

Date:
March 8, 2022
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - ET EST
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Best Microsoft Apps Conference 2022

Continuous improvement has become the new normal for Canadian businesses in the age of COVID-19 and beyond.

Microsoft & VOX ISM want to invite you to join the biggest Canadian Microsoft Partner event – The Best Microsoft Apps Conference.

In this conference, we’ll showcase the Top 10 Microsoft Partner Apps that will help Canadian businesses to embark on their digital transformation journey in the current economic environment.

Conference Agenda


  • Conference kick-off by Jim Heaton, President, VOX ISM (Microsoft Triple Gold Partner)
  • Keynote presentation by Mike Fontaine (aka Manufacturing Mike)
  • 10 back-to-back presentations by Microsoft Partners on the Best Microsoft Apps for Canadian businesses
  • Q&A Session

Exhibitors


You Should Attend Best Apps Conference If:


  1. You are looking for new ideas, trends and applications to help support your growing business.
  2. Your business has changed since COVID, but your ERP and CRM system hasn’t. It would be best if you now had mobile access, better security, better reporting, and a system that can keep up with continuous improvements.
  3. You are looking to invest in automation to reduce costs and labour in Finance, Manufacturing, Quality or Supply Chain departments.
  4. You are finding ways to unify relationships, processes, and data with connected, comprehensive, cloud business applications.
  5. You want to discover how to provide a safer workplace with tools to maintain productivity as teams work remotely.
  6. You want to learn how to get funding and grants to accelerate the adoption of new technology.
  7. You want to hear directly from Microsoft experts about hundreds of new applications, features, and capabilities of Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform 2022 release wave 1.

So join us and experience tomorrow’s innovations for your business – today.

Details

Date:
May 5, 2022
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - ET EDT
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This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.
Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.


Top Cybersecurity Trends to Adopt in 2022

Top Cybersecurity Trends to Adopt in 2022

As people increasingly shift to remote work, protecting your organization’s information and managing risk should be a top priority. Cybercrime shot up by 600% during the COVID-19 pandemic. Responding to cyber threats isn’t easy, but it’s essential. Companies can experience cyberattacks at any time, which can cost them significant damages. 

In our exclusive webinar, we’ll show the latest security trends for 2022 and teach you how to take advantage of Microsoft technologies that identify and remediate threats that arise from creating, storing, sharing, and using sensitive data.

We will also give you all the essential tools and materials that will help you to train your staff on data security, cyber hygiene and compliance. Properly preparing the team on security protocols promotes a security-conscious staff that works together to avoid internal and external risks in fraud, data breaches, and losses for the company.

This webinar will cover:

Top Cybersecurity Trends to Adopt in 2022

    • What does the future hold?
    • The Dark Web – What you should know about what’s really out there

Overview of Microsoft Security and Compliance

    • Understand and identify the possible threats
    • The “Dark Web” – what you should know about what’s really out there

Security Awareness Training

      • Using the Tools you May Already have (Anti-PhishingSpam2fa in O365)
      • Creating an Acceptable Use Policy for the staff
      • Providing Strong Password Training
      • Teach Employees to Identify Threats and Report Problems
      • Use Proper Device Management
      • Remote Access and Wi-Fi Best Practices
    • Organizational Security Awareness and Preparedness (DRPs, exit protocols)

What’s next

    • Security changes that are coming this year (double authentication, etc.)

VOX ISM Security Package

    • A comprehensive collection of security capabilities for the modern organization.

Details

Date:
January 12, 2022
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm - ET EST
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This webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call +1-705-466-7477.


Power BI Dashboard in a Day

Power BI Dashboard in a Day

A new year can feel like a fresh new start, the perfect opportunity to learn something new. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions out there is “learn something new” and for good reason.

Power BI has emerged as one of the hottest trends in business intelligence in the last couple of years. This data visualization tool has been gaining popularity in companies big and small, alike. Having knowledge and hands-on experience in Power BI will help you immensely with implementing larger-scale projects.

Microsoft in partnership with VOX ISM is pleased to invite you to a free workshop covering the capabilities of Power BI. The goal of this informational session is to help you understand how to analyze your data in a rich and compelling way. Whether you are evaluating its ability to meet organizational requirements around data visualization and analysis or are looking to learn how it can help you be more efficient and make a greater impact on the work you do every day, this is the workshop for you.

Webinar Agenda: 

1. Training on report layouts, visualization, tools, filters and navigation

2. Creating your first Dashboard in Power BI

Prerequisites:

1. You should have a laptop.

2. Download Power BI to your desktop/laptop

3. We will email you the training database

Deliverable:

At the end of the webinar, each person will have created Power BI – Dashboard with graphs and slicers

Why this training?

  • You can learn at your desk with our sample datasets, with easy to follow instructions using the free version of Power BI desktop.
  • Participants will receive the recorded version of the webinar in addition to the training PowerPoint.

How will it benefit me?

  • Understanding the trends and outliers in your business can aid in making informed decisions that can result in success.
  • Turning data into knowledge that can help drive your business, providing insights for better business decisions.
  • Time Analysis is significantly easier when using a tool like Power BI.

What are the objectives of the training series?

  • Upon completion, learners will be ready to model data and build amazing analytics in real-world scenarios, such as analytics on sales data, financial data, or manufacturing or distribution data.

Details

Date:
January 11, 2022
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - ET EST
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This webinar will take place on the Cisco Webex platform. Once registered, we will send you the links required to join the Live Webinar.

Hope to see you at the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 705-466-7477.