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Connect your business data, consolidate reports, and transform your decision-making with Microsoft Power BI.
Connecting data from virtually any source including Microsoft and third-part applications, Power BI presents data in an intuitive, easy-to-understand way, giving businesses the power to transform data into insight through interactive visuals and custom dashboards for informed decision making.
TRANSFORM DATA INTO INSIGHT
Part of the Microsoft Power Platform suite, Power BI is a cloud-based application that helps businesses connect, visualise and use their data for informed decision making. Power BI is Microsoft’s business intelligence platform and data visualisation tool that allows businesses to connect their data, prepare and model it to provide the insights and analysis they need.
How can my business use Power BI?
Power BI can be leveraged in a variety of ways to help you gain valuable insights into your business operations, identify areas for improvement, and make data-driven decisions. BCN specialise in Power BI services to businesses of all sizes and provide training and support to ensure our customers get the most out of the tool.
Transform your data with Power BI’s range of visually appealing charts, cards, data maps and more. Give your teams the insights they need to make better decisions, faster.
Power BI connects to 150+ data sources, including Excel, SQL, Oracle, Google Analytics, CRM systems, EPOS systems and accountancy software, enabling you to generate powerful and accurate reports and insights. Power BI can further enable you to embed visualisations into apps or your website.
Collaborate and share your Power BI reports and dashboards with colleagues in Power BI Workspaces or in Microsoft Teams, giving your teams visibility and management of dashboards, reports, and data sheets.
Power BI can be seamlessly integrate with Microsoft products like Excel and the other Power Platform applications. Power BI can also be layered across a number of stand-alone data sources or integrated as part of your Microsoft Azure environment.
Power BI can be surfaced to your business users through a host of end user platforms. Power BI apps can give your team reporting on the go, Teams embedded reports gives your team the insights where they work. Power BI can be embedded into all kinds of user platforms such as Power Apps, SharePoint, .NET applications, portals and beyond with Power BI Embedded Licensing.
Deploying Power BI within your organisation requires not only a data and analytics strategy but a strong vision for the governance and control of the data that is exposed to your business users. There are a number of features in the Power BI platform that enable visibility and control of access, lineage and data source control. For more advanced reporting we have a number of tools to extend and enhance this functionality, enabling disaster recovery, usage analytics, change tracking and assurance within your Power BI estate.
Power BI offer a range of benefits for businesses and organisations. If you want customised solutions that meet your needs that are rapidly delivered and work seamlessly for your teams, Microsoft Power Apps are the answer.
Connect to a wide range of data sources and transform that data into rich visualisations giving your teams the view they need to make better decisions for the health of your business.
Create real-time reports and dashboards that automatically update as new data comes in, ensuring your business’s key metrics and KPI’s are always accurate on your central dashboards.
Share your reports with colleagues within Power BI or with Microsoft Teams and democratise your data so everyone has access to the same information for better collaboration.
Data maturity of your organisation is crucial. We will analyse your starting point, understand your challenges, and transform your data into a custom reporting solution, building data flows, models, and reports based on our insights. After testing, we will deliver the solution and continue to support for continuous improvement.
Data maturity is the key here. We unpick where you are starting from and understand the challenge you are looking to solve. We take time to understand how the data in your organisation is stored and transform this into a data model, measures and a packaged look and feel for the reporting insights you are looking to achieve. We put ourselves in your users’ shoes so we understand how you will work with the reports, dashboards and insights we create. In this phase we create detailed user stories, analyse data transformations, and consider how the solution will fit within your infrastructure and broader operating model.
We’ve done the research, now we’re building from it. Leveraging insights from the discovery phase, we ensure we create data flows, models, reports and measures that get to the heart of what you want to achieve.
Following rounds of internal and user testing, the solution is now ready to be delivered! In this phase we deliver outcomes achieved through the application of technology underpinned by robust project management and application lifecycle management.
Our project doesn’t end with delivery. Through ongoing success and metric tracking, we provide ongoing recommendations and hands-on support for continuous improvement and evolution.
Institute of Motor Industries (IMI) Management Accounts
The IMI’s aim was clear, collaborate with a highly consultative IT partner to take the business forward from a financial reporting perspective. Initially chosen for a Sage 200 support role, a later requirement on analytics – specifically the implementation, visualisation, and surfacing of Sage 200 insights through Power BI – led to BCN working on the complex visualisation project of the IMI’s management accounts.
Connecting multiple data sources and transforming the way their performance data is collected, presented, disseminated, and analysed, BCN harnessed Power BI to link the Trust’s data sources and create near real-time data visualisations for 250,000 outpatient appointments.
Getting started with Microsoft Power Platform does not need to break the bank, and you may already have access to Power Platform products and services via your existing licensing arrangements. Why not speak to one of our specialists who can help you understand the transformation Power Platform can make to your organisation and navigate the licencing puzzle.
Power BI support
Our experienced Power Platform teams understand the ins-and-outs of Power BI and how you can maximise its potential. BCN’s Power BI services support our customers on-going data and digital transformation journeys, offering the following services.
BCN’s Power BI Governance Service covers three core areas: Risk Assessment, Disaster Recovery, and Data Compliance. Our experts will audit your Power BI estate and provide best practice guidance on data management to ensure your data is secure and provides the insights you need.
Unsure what you need, what’s involved or how to begin? Our experts will guide and advise on how you can turn your business into a data-driven environment with Power BI.
Whether your just starting out with Power BI or want to extend and enhance your existing data functionality, our Power BI experts can create business intelligence solutions for your needs.
Have a big project but your internal team don’t have the bandwidth to deliver in the timescales you need? Our Power BI team can work alongside your developers and deliver into your most critical projects to ensure on time delivery without having to outsource the project in its entirety. Our team can act as an extension to your team giving you access to capacity when you most need it.
Still using legacy data visualisation software? As a Microsoft Solutions Partner for Business Applications, BCN have the expertise and know-how to migrate your current environment to Power BI.
Our team will review your current licensing mix, improve and create new dashboards, train your team and introduce best practice and standardisation of your Power BI environment.
Our Power Platform teams are leaders in the field and have up-to-the-minute knowledge of the platform and its possibilities. As a recognised Microsoft Solutions Partner for Business Applications, BCN have the Microsoft seal of approval as an expert in the field of Power Platform.
Our experts have developed pioneering solutions for our customers, ranging from innovative applications for our NHS customers, to solutions that have streamlined our commercial customers operations.
Our developers have specialist knowledge of the platform and are kept up to date with the latest developments from Microsoft. Leveraging our extensive experience, we get to the heart of our customers' challenges and integrate their solutions with their environment.
Don’t just take our word for it. BCN has been recognised by Microsoft for our Power Apps development capabilities, highlighting our commitment to delivering leading solutions from Microsoft’s Business Applications platform. An achievement few MSPs across the UK can shout about.
Our expert team answer some of the most frequently asked questions on business intelligence and PowerBI. Got another question? We’re here to help.
Business intelligence allows firms to collect, examine, and turn unstructured data into valuable insights for strategic decision making. Data from diverse sources must be gathered, integrated, and interpreted in order to provide a complete picture of business operations, performance, and trends. Data warehousing, mining, reporting and dashboards are just a few of the tools and methodologies included in business intelligence (BI).
Numerous stakeholders within an organisation can use business intelligence to guide decision-maing and enhance business performance. BI can be used by business analysts; executive and senior management; operations managers, sales and marketing professionals, finance and accounting teams.
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