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Power BI with Business Central on-premise and in the cloud

Learn how to use consume data directly from Business Central in Power Bi. We will focus on how to consume data both by using the standard connectors in Power Bi and creating homemade connectors using web-services and APIs and testing the difference between an on-premise solution and the cloud. Then we will clean up the datasets so we only get the relevant fields and make sure that the datatypes are correct.

We will Create reports in Power Bi showing the different types of visualizations to highlight the relevant information to the users. This includes:

  • Different uses of the different visualizations
  • Calculated columns
  • Measures
  • Date tables
  • Fixed datasets
  • Comparing this period with last year
  • Drill through filters
  • Making reports for multiple companies

Then we will go through the process of publishing the reports, making dashboards and sharing the reports and dashboard.



Peik Bech-Andersen is a freelance solution architect , consultant, Instructor and developer, Implementing solutions all-over the world. He is specialized in advanced manufacturing combined with master data replication and Intercompany solutions.

He first saw Navision in 1984 at the beta testing program of PcPlus. He started implementing manufacturing solutions in 1983 on IBM S/36 systems. Since the Dynamics NAV manufacturing module was released, he has implemented at least 50 Manufacturing solutions in all kinds of different businesses. Starting as an accountant in a production company and moving on to implementing systems, he has both the accounting, the development and the implementation background.

As a Microsoft Certified Trainer, he has conducted courses the last 10 years in topics like Dynamics NAV programming, installation, finance, trade, warehouse management and manufacturing. During the many years, he has had countless courses with many participants in 15 countries.


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