How critical is business intelligence?

I was involved with three go-lives this month. Not all of them required the same level of engagement, that was the major survival factor for me, but nevertheless I got into an interesting discussion with a colleague.

– So it was three projects this month, huh? All of the NAV? – she asked.

– No, it was one NAV, two of them were business intelligence ones.

– Ah, ok, so they are not business critical. – she concluded.

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I promised to myself not to post technical stuff on this blog. But as Seth Godin said not that long ago, never’s not such a long time. And also, why shouldn’t I share a piece of useful advice if I have it. So here it goes.

Have you ever started a lengthy NAV batch job, and then wondered how much longer it is really going to take? Me too.

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Mystery laptop: the conclusion

I never really expected that my post about my laptop outperforming an 8-headed dragon of a server would draw that much attention: record number of first-day reads of any blog post on my blog ever (134), and record number of comments (11 comments, by 5 people, me included). Not a big deal, but I believe you deserve a conclusion, to know how it all ended.

To be honest, it didn’t.

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Mystery laptop

I had no clue how good my laptop was. Seriously. Today it kicked ass of an 8-processor server.

Tomorrow we have a go-live of a Microsoft Dynamics NAV deployment, with manufacturing customized to support configure-to-order functionality. Refreshing manufacturing orders now calculates dynamic BOMs and routings, and it takes time.

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