Analytics & Reporting Sessions for YOU at User Group Summit 2019

Every year, as the User Group Summit draws near, we hear the same refrain from our clients who are planning to attend: So many sessions, so little time! It’s true; there are so many sessions packed into just 3 days. To further complicate the matter, there are as many as 13 concurrent sessions in a given breakout time slot. But you can only attend one. We get it. It’s tough to make that choice.

To help you choose, I’ve poured through the session catalog to offer several recommendations. My name is Brad Hearn. In my role as Architect and Analyst at Liberty Grove Software, I specialize in Analytics and Reporting for our Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central clients, so those are the sessions that are near and dear to me. I think you’ll enjoy and get the most out of these:

My top 3 session picks in the BCUG/NAVUG Analytics & Reporting category

Summit Session ID: BIR65 Title: Don’t Make Bad Data Look Good: Why Data Management Is the Most Important Part of Analytics Presenting Partner: Jet Global

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Time: 2:00-3:00 PM CPE Credit: 1 Brief Description: Stunning dashboards, graphs, and charts are only as good as the data behind them. We’ll walk you through best practices and tools for effective data organization and governance processes so you can ensure that you’ll always away with helpful, accurate dashboards that will drive competitive, stellar results.

Summit Session ID: BIR62 Title: NAV Dashboarding with Power BI & Query Objects Presenting Partner: Beck Consulting

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Time: 4:30-5:30 PM CPE Credit: 1 Brief Description: Making effective use of the newest dashboard and query tools requires an understanding of the options available when it comes to consolidating data from your NAV/BC system and other sources. We’ll demonstrate how to do this so you can build dashboards in Power BI and support analysis in Excel with Power Pivot.

Summit Session ID: BIR66 Title: Strategies for Implementing Business intelligence with AI and ML Presenter: Michael Simms

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019 Time: 8:30-9:30 AM CPE Credit: 1 Brief Description: Business Intelligence has remarkable great potential but can be overwhelming. Is it right for you? This session will focus on your company’s readiness to adopt Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) into your portfolio. Topics will include: What and how to measure; Building trust and adoption rates for these initiatives.


Now you may be thinking: Those are great, Brad. But since you’re an expert in analytics and reporting, will you be presenting a session, too? Well, I’m so glad you asked! Because in fact I will be and I hope to meet you at my session.

My Summit Session

Summit Session ID: BIR57 Title: Writing the Right Report: What's the Right First Step? Presenter: Brad Hearn, Liberty Grove Software Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Time: 8:00-9:00 AM CPE Credit: 1 Brief Description: There are innumerable ways to compose and deliver a report. But a report is useless unless it communicates the right information in the right way, which depends significantly on the report recipient. You have to understand who the user is and how they are going to use the information to provide the maximum benefit. This session will discuss how to deliver the right report in the right format to the right user at the right time.

Visit Liberty Grove Software at Summit

When I’m not presenting, I’ll be in the Expo Center at the Liberty Grove Software booth, 1416. I hope you’ll come by and visit me there. I know that many of you are looking for a smooth upgrade path to Business Central from NAV. I’d love to meet you so we can chat about your upgrade plans. I’ll also be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about your Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC system.

Between now and then, you can always reach us by calling 630-858-7388 or by emailing us at