New Reporting Capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics CRM “R8”

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In the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics CRM Q2 2012 (R8) service update, users will be able to take advantage of enhanced reporting functionality courtesy of a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SharePoint add-in called Power View. Microsoft describes Power View as “a next-generation BI tool for interactive data exploration, visualization, and presentation." It provides intuitive ad-hoc reporting for business users such as data analysts, business decision makers, and information workers. In short, Power View provides better business insights and collaboration for casual and experienced users alike. Power View allows a user to configure reports that connect to Microsoft Excel’s PowerPivot or SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). Power View is so much more than just breathtaking end user analytics visualizations and tools; it redefines the data analysis process for business and technical users alike.”

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Q2 2012 service update will include four pre-defined Power View report templates:

  • Product Sales Analysis
  • Sales Pipeline Analysis
  • Customer Care Trends
  • Customer Demographic Analysis

The reports feature beautiful graphic representations of business insights that can be modified and expanded upon.

CRM Power View report sample

Power View builds upon the reporting capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and will continue to play a large role in future releases.

For more information on the upcoming Microsoft Dynamics CRM service update, contact Magenium Solutions. We would be glad to help you with the update.

By Magenium Solutions, a Microsoft certified Microsoft Dynamics CRM partner in Chicago, IL. Follow us on Twitter or Connect on Facebook.

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