Are you looking for enhanced reporting capabilities in Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Dynamics 365 Business Central is an incredibly powerful tool that can provide your business with valuable insights into the current performance of your organization as well as future projections. However, Dynamics 365 Business Central was primarily built for transactional tasks, so when it comes to creating modern reports to clearly communicate data, there are limitations.


This means that creating modern reports from data in Dynamics 365 Business Central can sometimes be a complex and time-consuming task. Thankfully, the new Cloud Replicator application from E Foqus is here to help transform your Dynamics 365 Business Central reporting!

The Cloud Replicator allows you to unlock the true power of your Dynamics 365 Business Central data by easily exporting and mapping data to an external Cloud database so you can seamlessly generate meaningful reports using a reporting tool such as Power BI. After a simple setup, you will be able to access a range of features that will save you time and money and simplify the process of extracting data from Dynamics 365 Business Central. Plus, the Cloud Replicator makes reporting much easier for your users, enabling them to use an awesome reporting tool such as Power BI to slice and dice your Dynamics 365 Business Central data.

5 Ways the Cloud Replicator Helps You to Unlock the True Power of your Dynamics 365 Business Central Data

1. Easily Map Data from Dynamics 365 Business Central to a Cloud Database

The Cloud Replicator allows you to simply map any table of data that you have in your Dynamics 365 Business Central database to be exported to an economical Cloud database, (e.g. Azure Table Storage, Cosmos DB Table API and Cosmos DB Core API). Plus, you can export multiple datasets at once, all you need to do is select what data you wish to export, and the cloud database destination (e.g. Azure Table Storage).

the Cloud replicator makes table mapping easy within Dynamics 365 Business Central

This can save your users both time and frustration, as it limits the number of individual queries that need to be created in order to access and report on your Dynamics 365 Business Central data. For example, if you are examining data across multiple business entities in Business Central you will no longer need to run an individual query for each entity. The same can be said for accessing backend data in Dynamics 365 Business Central. You will no longer need to spend time querying multiple web services or require any development time to connect additional endpoints.

2. Manipulate Dynamics 365 Business Central Data for Modern Reporting

The Cloud Replicator allows you to export data in a way that makes it much easier to create modern reports, so you can transform your reporting to be clearer and easier to digest to efficiently inform business decisions. For example, by exporting data with the Cloud Replicator from Dynamics 365 Business Central to Power BI, you can provide greater transparency into performance over time by generating reports that show progress over a given period. This can be extremely helpful for monitoring specific KPIs such as current cash position.


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3. Save Money on Dynamics 365 Business Central Storage

Storing data in Dynamics 365 Business Central can get expensive. The Cloud Replicator can help your organization save money on these storage costs by replicating data in a separate, less costly, mass-storage cloud database such as Azure Table Storage, Cosmos DB Table API or Cosmos DB Core API. The Cloud Replicator gives you full control over job ques and you can schedule data exports to happen frequently so your data is kept up to date at all times without having to do manual exports.

Replication Log in Dynamics 365 Business Central

4. Improve the Dynamics 365 Business Central User Experience

There’s room for improvement when it comes to reporting and extracting data from Dynamics 365 Business Central. The Cloud Replicator is the improvement you’ve been waiting for as it makes it much easier to extract the required data without having to manually run queries across multiple data sets, resulting in a more streamlined user experience. Plus, the Cloud Replicator automatically manipulates data as it is exported from Dynamics 365 Business Central to make it much more reporting friendly, making it far easier to create modern reports that present data in a more inclusive way.

5. Save time with the Cloud Replicator

With the Cloud Replicator, you can pre-schedule data exports from Dynamics 365 Business Central, reducing the amount of time users need to spend creating new queries or setting up endpoints in order to extract data. Plus, the data is extracted in a way that it is ready for use in a third-party reporting tool such as Power BI so there’s no need to spend time manipulating the data prior to the scheduled export.

Bonus Point: Make Reporting Across Multiple Business Entities within Dynamics 365 Business Central Simple with the Cloud Replicator

Does your organization manage multiple business entities within Dynamics 365 Business Central? If so, your reporting will benefit greatly from the Cloud Replicator!

At the same time, even if you are just operating with one company, it works great in that scenario too and you can still have all the advantages of data transformation and offloading.

It’s very common for organizations to have separate business entities within Dynamics 365 Business Central. For some, this may be necessary because they need to segment their business to account for different operational locations. For others, it may be because they have separate businesses all sitting under one group. Whatever the reason may be, one thing is for sure – reporting across all the data in Dynamics 365 Business Central can be complex.

Creating effective reports including data from multiple businesses within Dynamics 365 Business Central is an incredibly time-consuming process. The way Dynamics 365 Business Central is set up means that if you are exporting data across multiple business entities, you are required to go through each one and manually generate a query. Then, you must compile all these separate data sets into one single report using an external reporting tool.

Thankfully, the Cloud Replicator is here to make your life that much easier. It allows you to extract data from multiple businesses within your Dynamics 365 Business Central environment in one go without having to go through the time-consuming process of running an individual query for each one.

How to Get Started with the Cloud Replicator for Dynamics 365 Business Central

If you are interested in experiencing the many benefits of the Cloud Replicator, and taking your Dynamics 365 Business Central reporting to the next level, then start your free trial today. Simply download the Cloud Replicator application from the AppSource now to get started. You can also benefit from the Cloud Replicator App on-premises, on Business Central version 17 and up!

Or, if you have any questions about how the Cloud Replicator works and how it can help your organization then please don’t hesitate to get in touch We are always here to answer any questions you may have to help improve your experience with Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Learn More About E Foqus 

E Foqus offers Dynamics 365 Business Central solutions for businesses looking to improve productivity and accelerate their growth using Microsoft Dynamics technologies. Our expert team has the expertise needed to solve your business’s problems within Dynamics 365, so you can sit back and experience true peace of mind. We pride ourselves on our client-first approach, and from the first meeting with us, you’ll experience the difference of working with a Microsoft Partner that genuinely cares about your business success.

If you’d like to take your organization to the next level with Microsoft Dynamics 365, get in touch today.