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Dynamics Customer Stories

Growers Express Business Intelligence Solution

Zap BI Configuration and Deployment for AX 2009


Growers Express is a major agricultural company that grows and markets a variety of produce under well-known brands like Green Giant Fresh. Folio3 built an award winning suite of mobile solutions for Growers that were later productized as “Truetrac” – now acquired by FoodLink. These include applications for.

  • Food safety and produce traceability
  • Inventory management
  • Label printing in the field
  • Payroll information capture in the field
  • Crop planning
  • Mobile surveys

Folio3 Solution

Business Intelligence solution provided by Folio3 comprised of:

  • Folio3 team trained through Zap BI virtual class room (paid) training for Zap BI Model, Administration and Designer.
  • Setup and configuration of the default Zap BI model for AX 2009.
  • Developed analysis reports, drill-throughs and dashboards for Dynamics AX Finance, Production, Inventory Management and Master Planning module.
  • Enhanced the existing BI Model to add custom dimensions, attributes and measures.
  • Added multiple data sources including shared data files to be consumed for BI Model processing.
  • Set up a self-service BI environment for power users to utilize pre-built custom sets, named sets, report templates and calculated members.
  • Created report packs and publication rules to improve user notifications and reporting.
  • Utilized scheduled, comparison, cube & resource changed events to trigger report packs and publication rules.
  • Administration of processing schedules and user authorizations through cube roles.