Do You Need More Intelligent Insights for your Business Data?
Many Innovia customers have asked for suggestions relative to “Reporting and/or Business Intelligence”. The answers we provide largely depend on what you are trying to achieve. With that being said, Microsoft Power BI offers one of the most complete and easily integrated Business Intelligence tools in the market. Power BI is seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Cortana Intelligence to give your company an incredibly powerful solution to help you with your reporting needs.
It’s not rocket science, or at least it doesn’t have to be…
What is Power BI?
Power BI is a business analytics service that delivers data driven insights that you can leverage to deliver fast and informed decisions. With Power BI you can:
• Transform data into stunning visuals and share them with colleagues on any device.
• Visually explore and analyze data—on-premises and in the cloud—all in one view.
• Collaborate on and share customized dashboards and interactive reports.
• Scale across your organization with built-in governance and security.
Learn more about the functionality of Power BI by watching this in-depth demo.
Low Risk and Affordable
For many years BI solutions required a very sophisticated and complex data warehouse set up in order to provide the pretty pictures that most companies are looking for. These ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) projects were monsters in and of themselves. It was not uncommon to invest $50,000, $75,000, or in may cases well over $100,000 getting a good BI solution up and running for your organization.
Microsoft has addressed many of these hurdles and brought BI costs down to a level where most small companies can now afford to have tools that were once only available to much larger firms. How has Microsoft done this? They build the deepest integration, they developed data standards based upon years of research, and they automated much of the set up. What this means for you, fast deployment of a powerful BI dashboard that can be up and running in hours rather than weeks or months. All of this is available for only $9.95/user/month.
Microsoft Power BI has reached a level of maturity where it is almost risk free for your business to try. When you see the many prebuilt dashboards, the templates, the online training, the active user community all dedicated to helping you succeed in your use of Power BI, you will definitely want to give the platform a trial. Even better, Microsoft has reduced the risk. If you end up disliking Power BI, simply cancel your subscription, simple as that.
Now your company does not have to risk 10s of thousands of dollars “trying out” a solution that may or may not work. With Power BI, you simply add it to your Microsoft Office 365 subscription with a couple of users. Get it connected to your database, load a few of the sample dashboards, and off you go.
This is not to say you may not want more custom dashboards, you likely will. But if you can have success with the resources Microsoft provides for virtually free; then when you do decide to either invest the time to learn how to build your own dashboards or pay your partner to develop them; you have a much higher degree of confidence since you are building upon early success.
Need help? Innovia has your back! We have a team of resources that works on the simple to the most complex data and BI requirements. We are happy to guide you through the planning process to ensure that your Power BI solution delivers both the POWER and the BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE your company needs to stay ahead of your competition.
Contact Us to Get Power BI Setup Today
Reach out to your account manager today to get started with Power BI. Don’t have an account manager? Then you can contact us by phone at 800.834.7700 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to helping you leverage Power BI for your reporting and data needs.