How To Connect Dear Inventory to Power BI Desktop

First published February 1, 2022 | Martin Kratky

DEAR Inventory is an incredible Order and Inventory Management platform designed to provide complete Back-end Management Solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, especially Manufacturers and Ecommerce Retailers and Wholesalers. It helps businesses build automated processes to manage inventory and orders, provides modules for accurate accounting and reporting, and ensures greater productivity and smarter decisions through near real-time data for sales, inventory, and finance.

If you are looking to integrate DEAR Inventory with Power BI, we have explained the best possible solution for you in this article.

Why integrate DEAR Inventory with Power BI?

While DEAR Inventory is an excellent alternative to manual and inefficient Excel-based inventory management, it still lacks planning and analytics features. Because of this missing piece of the puzzle, businesses have difficulty creating dashboards and visualizing data to see how a holistic view of their company’s performance. A majority of users prefer using Microsoft Power BI for analytics and visualization purposes, but unfortunately, DEAR Inventory doesn’t offer any such integration either.

Time and again, users have requested this functionality to consume accounting and inventory data into Power BI, but there has been no development on that front. So how can businesses integrate DEAR Inventory data with Power BI?

The typical alternative approach to connecting DEAR Inventory with Power BI is to load all data into a data warehouse or data lake or database, perform transformations (if needed), and then call the data tables into Power BI. However, this adds too many steps in the processes and requires time and money for loading data into additional databases or a data warehouse using a traditional ETL or ELT approach.

To help you bridge this functionality gap of DEAR Inventory integration with Power BI, we have developed a dedicated Acterys App for DEAR Inventory that provides a zero-code, no-ETL approach to meet your analytics needs. Let’s take a look at how Acterys App works and simplifies the process for DEAR Inventory users.

Step 5 – Get started with best-practice reports

Acterys best-practice reports cover most common use cases, such as:

  • Inventory Analysis
  • Product Profitability
  • Financial reports

  • Actual – Budget variance
  • Multi-company consolidation
  • Currency translation

  • Trial Balances
  • AI-driven sales analysis
  • Decomposition trees

Acterys Subscribers can download the entire Power BI desktop .pbix file, add any data source that Power BI supports, modify any detail and add new report pages.

What is Acterys?

Acterys takes your inventory analysis & reporting, planning & forecasting processes to the next level by automating data integration and creating digital workflows with cloud-based inventory management systems and other sources.

Get started in minutes and access single company or consolidated results from DEAR Inventory, DEAR Systems, Oracle NetSuite, QuickBooks, Xero, WorkflowMax, Practice Manager/XPM, HubSpot, MYOB, etc.) and nearly any other source.

All data is automatically synchronized with a secure data model in the cloud based on the market leading, secure Azure and Microsoft SQL Server platforms.

Avoid menial spreadsheet work and profit from automatically generated, fully editable interactive dashboards and best practice financial processes in Power BI or via a two way -read/write- Excel Add-on.

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