Microsoft Dynamics NAV Users Weigh Benefits, Risks of Broader use of PowerPivot

August 22 2013

What's all the excitement around PowerPivot with Microsoft Dynamics NAV?  Sure, there is buzz, but until you start getting your hands on it, the benefits and risks of Microsoft's new generation of personal BI tools may not be clear.  And if you ask for lots of opinions on the question, you are bound to get lots of answers. 

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jeffelderton's picture

At Pivotstream, we leverage tabular models to enforce row-level security as well as establish all-important data AND measure governance... all the while letting users construct ad hoc reports as they desire... These reports can either be published on a custom URL via our secure, enterprise SP farm, or modified right on the users client Excel instance for the ultimate in flexibility, security, and performance. You can absolutely have Microsoft BI on your terms, and our cloud. Hybrid BI without O365 or SharePoint requirements.