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Today, business is driven by reports and analytics. Senior management depends on dashboards, financials and KPI’s in order to make key business decisions. Managers need to know how their operations are running on a monthly, weekly and daily basis. The Controller needs up-to-date data in order to provide investors, banks and creditors with accurate information. Your entire business is driven by reporting and analytics, which is based on data. Do you know if you have quality data?
Data quality is seldom looked at as a key factor when running a business. We are all guilty of rushing through the day and taking a few shortcuts, but rarely do we think about downstream impact. Does the saying “garbage in, garbage out” sound familiar? We have to deal with that in our ERP solutions every day. Maybe it's bad data that migrated from system to system, changes made to drop down selections, deleted data and many other ways in which data can be modified or manipulated. Bad data not only causes reporting and analytics to be incorrect, it also causes error messages resulting in slow response times. If only there were a way to review the quality of our systems data that doesn’t require hiring more people to review the data, or slow down current projects in order to fix the data issues. Well, now there is…ENAVATE’s new System Optimization Suite tool, Health Check!
Health Check is a software tool installed on your Dynamics AX system that finds the source of errors and optimizes your system, master data, performance and security. It maps the underlying causes and makes it easy to address them quickly and efficiently so that your AX solution runs optimally again. If the cause is mishandled master data or a system set-up unsupportive of your business logic, Health Check will point you directly to the issue.
By being able to quickly identify data quality issues, you can address the discrepancies, improve the system significantly, reduce wasted time and enable your employees to work more efficiently. At the same time, you will experience better business support, minimized errors and increased confidence in your system.
Meet the Author - Scott Brubaker
Scott is the Director of Managed Services at ENAVATE. He has spent the last 8 years in the Distribution industry leading large programs and ERP projects across several industries. Scott has been with the ENAVATE/MBS Dev family for over 5 years and is the business owner for the ENAVATE Azure solution.