Low Code-No Code, Power BI, and Surfing Microsoft Integration Update

In episode 18 of “Inside Dynamics Communities,” John Siefert, CEO, Dynamics Communities and Summit NA, Ryan Gonzales, Senior Sales Director, Dynamics Communities and Summit NA, and Pam Misialek, Community Director, Dynamics Communities and Summit NA, break down the latest stories happening inside the Dynamics community. 

In today’s episode, the hosts discuss customer success stories from Leapwork, Solver, and John provides an update on his surfer friends and their migration to Business Central.

This episode is sponsored by Summit North America, the largest independent gathering of the Microsoft Business Applications ecosystem, taking place Oct. 15-20, 2023, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Register today to connect with thousands of users across the Microsoft business applications ecosystem at the for user, by user event.


01:27 After introducing his co-hosts, John shares a few updates around Community Summit North America 2023. At midnight on May 31, the price for an all-access pass will jump from $1,199 to $1,499. Today is the last day to register at this rate. Additionally, there will be over 200 partners on the show floor that are ready to meet users.

03:05 — Pam shares a story of the collaboration between Leapwork — who will be at Summit North America — and Tyler Technologies, a company that delivers software solutions to local, state, and federal governments, in addition to counties and cities. Every agency is unique and has its own requirements, which means that the software solutions were highly customized, she explains. Tyler Technologies developed a no-code/low-code solution to make these customizations more obtainable. However, Pam highlights how this can create longer testing times. With the help of Leapwork, Tyler Technologies was able to take cut down its testing time from 2 weeks to one night.

04:57 — Ryan explains that Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, a bank with over 50 branches in Arizona, helped consolidate its reports using Power BI with the help of Solver. With Solver, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union was able to expedite its communications and send its reports to various branches more effectively, cutting down on time investments. The bank’s Assistant VP and Controller Ann Prettyman noted that “The Solver System is very easy to use. It’s mostly point and click, and even non-technical people are able to write reports.”

08:21 John references the surfing company he has mentioned in previous episodes, which are in the midst of migrating to a Business Central environment. Now, the company is ready to begin their implementation. He explains that their biggest concern is data — where will all of this data sit so it can be easily migrated to the new environment? John explained the various options that are available to them — structured databases, unstructured databases, data lake houses — which could then feed into their ERP system. John connected the surf company with a Microsoft partner who specializes in data lake houses, which is a perfect, real-time example of the value of partners ecosystems.

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