Belinda Allen is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Dynamics GP (MVP) and a GPUG (GP User Group) All-Star. Belinda is currently the Business Intelligence Program Manager for the new Azure Cloud based SaaS ERP offering, PowerGP Online. This is an “Amped” up version of the GP we all love, running in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. In this role, she helps both Partners and Customers design and implement BI methodologies, allowing businesses to make decisions based on timely and accurate information.
Belinda was one of the co-founders of Smith & Allen Consulting, Inc. (SACI), a New York City based firm with over 26 years’ experience specializing in business intelligence, analytics and ERP software. On April 1, 2016, SACI joined forces with Njevity, Inc. (www.Njevity.com www.NjevityToGo.com and www.PowerGPOnline.com) Now she gets to spend time in her favorite place, the world of Business Intelligence (BI). NjevityToGo offers solutions for ERP, CRM, BI and much more in the cloud. Njevity is also the force behind PowerGP Online.
Belinda has just completed her second book, Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 – Second Edition. The first edition of the book was written by Belinda’s close friend and fellow Microsoft MVP, Mark Polino. Her first book, “Real-world Business Intelligence with Microsoft Dynamics GP” was actually co-written with Mark Polino. Both books are available for sale on Amazon.
Currently a member of the Credentialing Council for the Association of Dynamics Professionals, Belinda was the first Council Chair. In this role, she led a team of community leaders providing guidance and insight in the delivery and development of credentials for both Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
Belinda is also an inaugural member of the Board of Advisors for PBIUG (Power BI User Group.) In this role she provides her experience to the User Board Members, while they create the foundation for this new organization. The goal is to make Power BI a critical tool in the user’s organizations.
Belinda began implementing ERP systems so long ago that Windows was not an operating system but an application. And at that time, larger businesses used main frames with monitors that projected green type on black backgrounds, and smaller business did their accounting by hand. Having seen the evolution that has taken place over the years from sheets of paper to integrated analytics, Belinda still gets excited every time she helps a business improve.
Belinda is also well known for her blog, www.BelindaTheGPcsi.com. On her blog, she shares really useful information about the product quickly and succinctly. She has earned the nickname GP CSI because she excels at reviewing GP problems and figuring what went wrong… and why. With followers from all over the globe, she is able to share knowledge and achieve her mission: “To improve the lives and business success of my followers.” Belinda has just started her new blog www.BIbelinda.com, a blog devoted to Microsoft Power BI.
When not delving into GP problems and spearheading business success for clients, Belinda enjoys sailing, crochet/knitting, sewing/quilting, reading, and turning wood.