With so many organisations undergoing digital transformation, the internet is rife with information about data and Cloud software. The more data you have, the more data you need to get results on, and the more questions you’ll have regarding your data. Many organisations share similar problems when it comes to data presentation.
Many SMEs and larger organisations look to off the shelf reporting and business intelligence solutions. There are, seemingly, countless products out there – out of the box, offering typical features and benefits. However, these solutions will still rely on ‘plugging in’ your excel spreadsheets (and other data sources!).
Another option, which can be overlooked, sits nicely in Office 365’s suite of productivity apps. Namely, Power BI.
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Our eBook answers many questions you may have when it comes to Business Intelligence, and offers solutions for departments (particularly in finance) to escape the clutches of Excel spreadsheets. For example:
How can moving to the Cloud make data easier for me and my team?
Moving to the Cloud can be a big move for many companies, and your data doesn’t need to suffer with the change. Using SharePoint, Power BI can display fantastic data presentations on a visually appealing dashboard. Because it’s in the Cloud, it’s available anytime, anywhere.
If Power BI is so freely available, won’t this affect security and governance in my organisation?
The short answer to this is ‘only if you let it’. The brilliant thing about Power BI is that you can set permissions as necessary. You can explore the idea of making members in a group workspace read-only with Power BI, which allows editing privileges only for admins of the group.
Where can I find some more information?
We’ve already produced a couple of articles when it comes to Business Intelligence:
I have Power BI – what should I do first?
Our eBook offers brilliant guidance into things you need to consider such as security and governance, and also how to define your problems. Once you know this, then you can explore our ‘best practice’ section where we give specialist advice on what your first moves should be.