Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers several options for how you can use it to review sales opportunities. At my company InfoStrat, we prefer to log into Dynamics 365 and examine the sales pipeline rather than generate static reports. That way we can update information on the fly as we discuss each opportunity.
My favorite is to start with the sales funnel graph in the standard Sales Activity dashboard:
Next, click the center icon in the upper righthand corner of the chart:
Now you can see the chart alongside the underlying opportunity records.
In our typical sales meeting, we use the funnel starting at the bottom and working our way up to unqualified opportunities.
Some of our clients prefer other approaches. The most common are to run the Sales Pipeline report or a custom report that is similar. This report may be exported to PDF and emailed to people who do not use Dynamics 365. You can also change your report criteria at runtime as shown below.
You can also export opportunities to Excel. One way is to click the Export to Excel option in the funnel graph page:
The other approach is to use Excel templates. These may be as simple or complex as you would like to make them, and may include graphs.
The resulting Excel workbook will contain your opportunity records:
Finally, some client prefer to use PowerPoint to discuss opportunities at sales meetings or for pipeline reviews. Although Microsoft doesn't provide a direct export to PowerPoint, they provide tools you can use to automate the creation of the presentation. I will cover this in a future blog post or contact me if you would like to learn more.