Guys, is it correct when I assume that:
The CORE of any implementation of Navision is in how we set up our Dimension. Because in the end, the goal of any system is not just to capture data, but how we can slice and dice the data. And how our decision makers in the company can slice and dice data easily is in how we setup our Dimension. We can do a lot with reports, but the real power in Navision is in its “Analysis by Dimension” feature … Am I correct?
So Basically, any detail that I want to be able to analyse when it comes to Expenses, Sales and Customers I should make into a dimension, even if some of the dimensions will become redundant with the way we setup our posting groups and/or existing fields which may already exist in the customer/item card … is this the right way of thinking when it comes to creating dimensions?
So, even though we already setup our Customer PG as: Retail Cust, Commercial Cust … if we want to analyse by dimension using the above we should create the dimension “Customer Type”, even though the dimension values will be exactly the same as whats already in the Customer PG.
The same thing would apply to Items… In setup of items there are already 2 fields “Item Category Code” and “Product Group Code”. If we want to analyse sales by Item Category and Product Grouping, would we have to create dimensions for them? even though those 2 fields already exist in the item card… and the dimension value will probably be the same as whats in those 2 fields.
[:S] Am I making sense?