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PrecisionPoint for D365

by Precision Point Software

Solution Overview

PrecisionPoint are leading the way in enabling Dynamics ERP users to make faster and more informed business decisions, better manage their operations and understand their businesses better than ever before, all through the provision of ‘intelligent’ data.

We achieve this through our self-reconciling Data Warehouse solution, designed purely for MS Dynamics ERP and provided as managed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.

The solution can be implemented in weeks, delivering rapid ROI through reducing the need for costly in-depth knowledge of the underlying data.  Users get up and running quickly with sets of commonly used reports and dashboards.

Our focus is on data only, with the PrecisionPoint data warehouse intended as the source ‘semantic’ layer between your Dynamics ERP system and chosen front-end report compilation or visualisation tool. For most this will be Power BI. We enable you to inspect, analyse and drill down on every aspect of your business with absolute confidence in the numbers, whilst providing levels of data enrichment and integration that are not accessible through any other platform.

Details

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Key Features

Self-reconciling intelligent data warehouse – All areas of the ERP are integrated into one, ensuring that data provided is a 100% accurate reflection of the source system

True self service – All data transformed to use core business terminology, no need for technical skills, or to understand data structures and intricacies

Enhanced data modelling – Pre-created analytic metrics, such as YOY, YTD, Current period, Last period etc.

Advanced consolidation capability – Inbuilt multi company consolidation for single Dynamics implementations, with additional functionality available to consolidate multiple instances of Dynamics, even when versions may differ (E.g. AX and D365 F&O, or AX2012 / AX2009)

Common currency module – Align disparate currencies into a single reporting currency based on your own business rules and FX values held within Dynamics or Excel

Grouping tool – A method of adding hierarchy structure where there is none within the source data

External data module – An application to allow the import of data from Excel files or SQL – For example importing transactional data from an external system such as SAP, Oracle, CRM etc. or loading from external budget data.

Managed service – Continual monitoring of your PrecisionPoint system, ensuring data is always correct and always available

Key Benefits
  • Strong IT governance – Centralised and secured data set shared across all departments and users, with single version of the truth inherent within the model – definition of ‘x’ will always be an absolute as business logic is defined within the platform, not by each user
  • Accuracy – Automated self-reconciliation across the whole ERP data estate, with inbuilt checks and balances to ensure that data provided is an accurate reflection of the source
  • Peace of mind – Our managed service goes beyond implementation, initial data validation and ongoing system support, with daily routines to ensure availability and stability of your critical business information
  • Self-Service – Easy to build and extend reports with data translated into natural business language, without the need for costly technical skills and understanding of underlying data. 
  • Fully scalable – From a basic single instance, single company implementation, through to multi instance complex Dynamics estates, we can scale up or out to suit. We can also extend the solution to collate 3rd party ERP feeds.
  • 100% Microsoft technology – available on-premise, Azure Cloud or hybrid, with every component of the solution based on Microsoft technology, ensuring flexibility with the evolving MS roadmap and product suite
System Requirements

PrecisionPoint requires a SQL server environment to hold our data warehouse and a SQL SSAS platform to hold our Analysis services models.

We can work with on premise ‘traditional’ SQL server versions and Azure SQL platforms, but please reach out to us for confirmation on the most suitable environment for your individual needs

Pricing

Pricing varies based on the complexity and the extent of the project being undertaken but for simplicity we offer some base packages and suggest you contact us for more details.   

Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations (& AX)

D365FO Essentials is an entry point package for D365FO, providing the pre-built data warehouse for finance, sales and purchasing for up to 25 users.  This covers 80% of finance and sales reporting needs and is easily extendable.  License subscriptions are $25k per annum and installation, configuration, data validation and training packages start at $12k to get you going in just 2 to 3 weeks.

Enhanced and Ultimate packages are packaged for larger D365FO users, extending the core datawarehouse to report on non-Dynamics systems, and extending the data model into areas such as inventory, consolidation, production and projects and increasing user access.

PrecisionPoint recognises different geographical areas will sometimes warrant different pricing, so UK, Euro and emerging market price lists vary from North America.

Dynamics 365 Business Central (& NAV)

D365BC Essentials is an entry point datawarehouse for finance, sales and purchasing for up to 12 users.  This also covers 80% of finance and sales reporting needs and is easily extendable.  License subscriptions are $15k per annum and installation, configuration, data validation and training packages start at $8k to get you going in just 2 to 3 weeks.

D365BC Ultimate is packaged for larger multi-national or divisional D365BC users, extending the core data warehouse to report on non-Dynamics systems, and extending the data model into areas such as inventory, consolidation, production and projects and increasing user access.

Please contact their Customer Team for further information.


About PrecisionPoint Software

PrecisionPoint Software is a global software company operating in both the UK and US and with a customer base spanning 6 continents. Delivering against the latest Microsoft D365 ERP solutions, PrecisionPoint also supports legacy Dynamics AX and Dynamics NAV systems. They have been leading in this area for over 15 years, with their patented technique of integrating financial sub-ledgers and the General Ledger allowing them to compile a self-reconciled intelligent data landscape from within Dynamics ERP.

Their goal is to be the key semantic layer provider behind your Data driven Dynamics ERP project, driving you forward with accurate, governed and repeatable information to provide valuable insight into your business.

For further information, please: precision-point.com