Power BI and Business Central Working Together - July 24 - Webinar VOX ISM

Power BI and Business Central Working Together - July 24 - Webinar

Power BI and Business Central Working Together - July 24 - Webinar VOX ISM

Microsoft provides content packages in Power BI for Business Central (NAV) that create out of the box dashboards and charts that you can drill down into and use throughout the application. Still, very few people know how to use and leverage this capability in this software. In this webinar, we will provide training on how to set up and configure Power BI to work within your Business Central Environment and give you some tips and tricks on how to expand the usage.

Agenda:

  1. Introduction to Power BI
  2. Setting up content packages
  3. Setting up Integration to Business Central
  4. Lists, Dashboards, Reports and Pages
  5. Tips and tricks for item numbers and key fields used in parameters
  6. Extending functionality

VOX ISM will be hosting 80 training webinars this summer, yes two every day, for your enjoyment and continuing education. Please make us part of your daily summer routine, whether you are working from home or at the office.

https://voxism.com/events/

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

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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 on the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 905-840-7477


The Future Of Manufacturing Technologies - July 23 - Webinar VOX ISM

The Future Of Manufacturing Technologies - July 23 - Webinar

The Future Of Manufacturing Technologies - July 23 - Webinar VOX ISM

The only thing we know for sure in the age of COVID-19 is that the economy is in flux, and it is changing the nature of production & distribution. Join us on a fun and education webinar where we will explore some of the trends and technologies and what we see today in the manufacturing industry in Canada.  

Agenda:

  1. Data and Analytics (Power BI)
  2. Assisted Insights (AI)
  3. Supply Chains, E-commerce, and additive manufacturing
  4. Security
  5. Customer service
  6. IoT
  7. Digital Infrastructure
  8. TEAMS
  9. Automation and the need for skills improvement
  10. Repatriation

VOX ISM will be hosting 80 training webinars this summer, yes two every day, for your enjoyment and continuing education. Please make us part of your daily summer routine, whether you are working from home or at the office.

https://voxism.com/events/

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

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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 on the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 905-840-7477


How to do business with the big box stores - B2B Guide for Using EDI & e-Commerce - July 6 - Webinar - VOX ISM

How to do business with the big box stores - B2B Guide for Using EDI & e-Commerce - July 6 - Webinar

How to do business with the big box stores - B2B Guide for Using EDI & e-Commerce - July 6 - Webinar - VOX ISM

Are you thinking about selling into Walmart, Costco, Home Depot or Canadian Tire? What does your software need to do to make this possible?

There is no doubt that these big box stores can generate a massive increase in your sales, but the technology required to sell into these stores is not straightforward. This webinar will help explain the software requirements, processes, and technology needed to do business with these large retail customers.

Agenda

  1. Introduction to 2020 technology
  2. EDI requirements
  3. E-commerce requirements
  4. Consignment/Pay-per-scan requirements
  5. Fulfillment and labelling requirements
  6. Distribution and inventory management
  7. Reporting visibility

VOX ISM will be hosting 80 training webinars this summer, yes two every day, for your enjoyment and continuing education. Please make us part of your daily summer routine, whether you are working from home or at the office.

https://voxism.com/events/

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

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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 on the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 905-840-7477


Top Microsoft Tools for Businesses in the COVID-19 World_VOX ISM

Top Microsoft Tools for Businesses in the COVID-19 World - July 6 - Webinar

Top Microsoft Tools for Businesses in the COVID-19 World_VOX ISM

The top Microsoft tools for businesses of summer 2020 are Microsoft TEAMS, Power BI, Mobility, Cloud, & Security. 

We will demonstrate how you can access documents, emails, and calendars from any device, anywhere, host online meetings, collaborate with your teammates and safeguard your environment with antivirus and disaster recovery features. Learn more about the top Microsoft tools for Canadian businesses that integrate directly into the Microsoft ERP & CRM software that your business uses every day for many situations. 

Over 1.2 billion people worldwide use Microsoft products. As more businesses are moving to the cloud, they choose Microsoft tools as their collaborative hub of operations. Microsoft tools have the potential to help companies to work faster and streamline costs.

This webinar allows you to see the top Microsoft tools in 2020, and how they are used in a typical manufacturing or distribution company.

Agenda:

– Fully integrated, Business Central, Dynamics 365 for Sales, & Office 365

– How Teams has combined Skype, OneNote, and SharePoint into 1 application in 2020

– How customer service representatives use Outlook and get access to all customer information

– How financial analysts and accountants use Power BI

– How Word is used to create killer quote forms without customization

– How Power BI runs an organization by the numbers

VOX ISM will be hosting 80 training webinars this summer, yes two every day, for your enjoyment and continuing education. Please make us part of your daily summer routine, whether you are working from home or at the office.

https://voxism.com/events/

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

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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 on the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 905-840-7477


Top 5 Ways Microsoft Power BI can Benefit Your Organization

You might have already heard about Power BI, and you probably have two questions to ask: What exactly is Power BI? and How Microsoft Power BI can benefit your organization?

Power BI

Let’s answer your first question. 

What is Microsoft Power BI?

Power BI is a business analytical tool by Microsoft that helps users visualize data, create stunning dashboards and embed them into any application. It is available on a cloud platform, which means it can be used without any IT infrastructure support or capital expenditure. The most striking aspect of Power BI is that it enables end-users to create reports and dashboards independently, without any dependency on IT experts or database administrators.

Gartner recognizes Microsoft as a Leader for the thirteenth consecutive year in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligent Platforms. Read Report

2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms

Now let’s answer your second question.

How Microsoft Power BI can Benefit Your Organization

  1. Centralize Your Data

Today, many organizations operate with vast amounts of data. However, much of the data sits in different systems, and there is a lack of a centralized perspective.

With Microsoft Power BI, you can bring together data from your diverse line-of-business systems and visualize it clearly and efficiently through visually stunning pre-built dashboards.

  1. See the future

Power BI helps you to spot trends faster and provide you with insightful comparisons and analysis. For example, it simplifies year-to-date sales numbers for this period against the corresponding time last year. Slice it down into customer segments, analyze your margins, stock holding, customer performance, and plenty more.

  1. It connects to the software you already use 

Your company runs on a few essential software. You would have accounting software, a payroll application, and possibly another type of software that runs the specifics on your product or service – project management, inventory management, or maybe even a proprietary software you wrote to service your clients. The great news is, you can connect Power BI to most of these software.

Also, Power BI integrates with all the Microsoft suite of products you already use. It also integrates with other ‘non-Microsoft’ databases, such as Oracle, IBM DB2, SAP HANA.

  1. Mobilize your workforce

Power BI is a cloud-based solution that helps your team to the business insights they need from any device at any time – which means they are no longer tied to their desks. By removing the need to return to a central location to access critical information regularly, your team can work more effectively and respond quickly.

  1. Easy to use and learn

Power BI has a very simple and easy to use interface. Your team doesn’t need any programming experience to use this tool. It has inbuilt intelligence features, which helps you to select attributes for your reports by suggesting the best reporting element.

Power BI is developed on the founding platform of Microsoft Excel, and it follows a similar approach to design a report. Microsoft Excel is globally accepted and widely used software, which makes Power BI easy to learn.

Learn More about Microsoft Power BI

VOX ISM is a Microsoft Triple Gold Partner. We specialize in ERP, CRM and business analytics and provide fully customized business intelligence solutions for our clients using Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power BI.

Join our upcoming Power BI training sessions to kick-start your Power BI journey.


Power BI

Power BI Licensing Explained

Power BI is part of the Power Platform from Microsoft. It is a powerful business analytics solution that allows visualization of your data and sharing of insights across your organization. It uses hundreds of data sources to bring your data to life with live dashboards and reports. 

Power BI can merge multiple sources of data into one report.

Understanding the licensing model and options allows you to find the most cost-effective solution for your organization. Below are the SKUs that you can purchase.

  • Power BI Free
  • Power BI Pro
  • Power BI Embedded
  • Power BI Premium

Power BI is Free

Yes! Power BI is a free business intelligence app by Microsoft. Your next question would be – “What features do I get with the free Power BI account?”. With a free Power BI account, you get access to:

Power BI Desktop

Power BI Desktop is a tool for creating stunning and beautiful looking dashboards and reports. It is free to download and use and requires no licensing; there are no restrictions on the amount of data that you load into the program. It is best used to analyze your data; explore and try to figure out what the story is. You can see below that I decided to do an analysis of our leads coming in from webinars and documented the insights and actions directly into the dashboard.

Publishing to Power BI

You can use the same free Power BI license to publish your reports into the app. Setting up a report that will give you up to date data won’t cost you anything. You can also share the PBIX file with others so they can publish and get the same report on their Power BI service.

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Power BI free account is for authoring reports with Power BI Desktop, testing it, publishing it into the service, but you are unable to share securely.

Power BI Pro

Power BI Pro account is the per-user subscription for Power BI. Power BI Pro costs USD 9.99 per user per month. The primary reason is for paying for this service is so you can share and collaborate with other users in teams, for instance, or you want to secure the report. 

Say, for instance, you want to create 1 sales report that uses a parameter for a sales rep. Then you want to attach the parameter to the user so only 1 rep can see his information. This is only possible with Power BI pro.

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Integration

With Power BI Pro account, you can get some integration features of Power BI as well, such as Analyze in Excel.

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Power BI Premium

The Power BI Premium Service is an on-prem solution that can be integrated with the app. Power BI Premium is usually not considered for SMBs due to its high cost. However, industries that require extra security for their data may want to consider this Power BI licensing option. 

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Learn more about Power BI Licensing at our exclusive webinar on Februart 13 at 1:30 PM (ET). Click on the button below to register!

Power BI Tutorial for Beginners_VOX ISM
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Patricia Cowman

Report Writing and Business Intelligence

Patricia Cowman brings over 20 years of experience in various business environments to VOX ISM. Her educational background is in Accounting and Computer Programming Analysis. Before working with VOX ISM Patricia spent 10 years doing information analysis and data verification for various clients. In the last 5 years, Patricia has turned her focus to report writing and has her Power BI Certification.

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Too Hot to Miss: Learn to Create Power Bi Dashboard Workshop Is Back!

With a brand new, fresh start, VOX ISM, Microsoft Triple Gold Partner – hosts its first-ever Power BI workshop for 2020. Power BI is Microsoft’s hottest product of 2019 and will continue to be a hit-seller BI Platform for 2020 as Gartner and Forrester research reports. Headed by the VOX ISM Power BI Team, the sold-out workshop was held at Microsoft HQ in Mississauga, last January 16, 2020, and participated by eager-to-learn participants coming from various industries.

Power BI Workshop_VOX ISM

Turn data into opportunity! Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights. Monitor your business and get answers quickly – anytime, anywhere, any device. With rich dashboards available on every device, you can create a data-driven culture and enable everyone at every level of your organization to make confident decisions using up-to-the-minute analytics. The result? A productive, data-driven, empowered workforce that drives better business decisions for your organization.

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Be a tech leader and join a growing number of integrated and data-drive businesses! VOX ISM is holding a series of FREE Power BI webinars and seminars in the next 5 months so don’t waste the chance! The list is below:

Our Power BI training workshops are one of our top-attended events, and seats/spots ran out quickly! Come and get your FREE training on Microsoft’s latest and hottest technology! So, don’t wait! Hurry and register now!


Power BI 201 - VOX ISM Workshop

Power BI 201 - Level 2 Online Training Workshop - June 24

Power BI 201 - VOX ISM 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

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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 on the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 905-840-7477


VOX ISM Customer Appreciation Event

VOX ISM Customer Appreciation Event - June 17 - Online Event

VOX ISM Customer Appreciation Event

We are truly grateful to our customers for choosing VOX ISM as their Microsoft Partner, and we would like to dedicate our next online event just for you. To all our customers, please join us on June 17 for an exclusive webinar. 

Our objective is to give you the software tools and information you need to run your company more efficiently using Microsoft Software (ERP, CRM, Power BI) in the summer of COVID-19.

We have 8 excellent customer service ideas to surprise and delight you:

  1. Microsoft Tools in Both Dynamics 365 Business Central and CRM for Customer Service
  2. The Top 3 Training Tools for Your Staff to Learn the Software Today
  3. The Top 5 Software Tips and Tricks to Make the Software More Comfortable to Use
  4. Checklists That You Will Find Handy in Your Day-To-Day Job
  5. Microsoft Product Roadmap – What Is Coming Next?
  6. Preview of Microsoft’s Hottest Technologies in The Summer of 2020
    • Microsoft Teams for Communication
    • Power BI for Reporting
    • Security For Protection
  1. How Do You Upgrade Your Software, Or Convert from Visual or GP to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?
  2. Should You Move Your ERP and CRM Systems to The Cloud?

VOX ISM will be hosting 105 training webinars in the next ten weeks, yes two every day, for your enjoyment and continuing education, please make us part of your daily routine during our COVID 19 lockdown.

https://voxism.com/events/

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

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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 on the webinar. For questions, reach out to linda@voxism.com, or call 905-840-7477


Food Safety and Trace-ability Software Requirements in 2020_Feb 21_VOX ISM

Food Safety and Trace-ability Software Requirements in 2020 - February 21 - Anchor Event

Food Safety and Trace-ability Software Requirements in 2020_Feb 21_VOX ISM

VOX for Food ERP: Understanding Canadian Food Safety and how to be compliant with your software in 2020.

In this seminar, we will cover:

· Review of the standard functionality of VOX for Food ERP – ERP Software for food manufacturers and distributors, with the focus on streamlining operational efficiency on the floor and food safety and compliance.
· Demonstrate mock recalls, two-way. Set up mandatory quality audits and checks from pre-receipt of materials to output and shipment. Customize quality checks so that they meet the unique needs of your production process.
· Support SQF / BRC / FSMA / GFSI / HACCP initiatives
· Quality checks (pre-receipt-to-entry-to-exit)
· Supply Chain, Purchasing and Inventory Management.
· Microsoft and VOX Technology in 2020 (Runs anywhere on any device, integrated to both Office 365 and Power BI, integrated to CRM). It all works together, with no double entry.

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Microsoft Canada
1950 Meadowvale Blvd
Mississauga, ON
L5N 8L9, Canada

1950 Meadowvale Blvd
Mississauga, Canada, L5N 8L9