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Power BI Managed Service

Expert managed service to maintain and optimise your organisation's Power BI estate.

Expert Managed Service

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. BCN’s Power BI managed service ensures your business intelligence environment is optimised for performance.

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How does BCN’s Managed Power BI Service work?

BCN’s Microsoft Power BI managed service ensures that you get the most out of your Power BI investment. Our expert team will provide ongoing support to help you optimise your estate and applications so you can leverage better insights.  

BCN offer three levels of support services:

  • Data Services Essentials

    BCN's Data Services offers you the assurance that your PowerBI estate is being looked after. If something isn’t working or your team are struggling with a problem, we have a dedicated team here to help. Working to agreed SLA's, we want to ensure that you get the most out of your business data.

  • Data Services Pro-Support

    BCNs Data Services Pro-Support offers everything from the essentials service but with a dedicated account lead. The Pro service will also give you dedicated developer time that is determined by your needs. 

  • Data Services Managed Service

    BCN's Data Services Managed Service provides a set number of dedicated developers assigned to the account. We understand that trying to find and hire developers is sometimes very difficult, and our fully managed service can support all your needs. We pride ourselves on becoming an extension of your business data team.

Power BI Managed Service: Introducing Essentials

BCN Podcast: Power BI Managed Service Series

Want to learn more?

Tune into the latest episode of the BCN Podcast. Hosted by Peter Filitz, Michael Gleeson and Mark Rotheram, the panel dive into the world of modern business analytics in this three part series.

Testimonial

We have been working with the BCN team for nearly two years, and the journey we have been on is truly transformational. BCN has allowed us to drive operational excellence with the use of data and technology, driving a change in the way our teams track and manage performance. Providing insights at all levels of the organisation has accounted for large-scale cost efficiency as well as a focus on improved performance.

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Our approach

How BCN can develop Power BI to meet your business’s needs?

The data maturity of your organisation is crucial. Managing and harnessing your data is fundamental to making effective business decisions.

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.

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  • Discover

    Our experts unpick your starting point and understand the challenge you‘re organisation is facingWe take time to understand how the data in your organisation is stored and put ourselves in your users’ shoes so we can 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.  

  • Build

    We’ve done the research, and 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. 

  • Deliver

    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. 

  • Evolve

    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.

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Find out how we implemented, visualised, and surfaced Sage 200 insights through Power BI

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The IMI

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.

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  • Sage200

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

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.

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  • Power BI

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Alder Hey and Liverpool Heart and Chest NHS Trust needed to roll out Power BI across the joint analytics team. Our solution helped key stakeholders utilise and adopt Statistical Process Control (SPC) charts much more easily and efficiently for their monthly Integrated Performance Reports.

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Power BI support

How can BCN support you with Power BI?

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.

  • Power BI Governance

    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.

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  • Power BI Consultancy

    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.

  • Power BI Development

    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.

  • Power BI Support

    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.

  • Power BI Migration

    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.

  • Power BI Optimisation

    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.

Get the most out of your technology investments

Why choose BCN for Power BI development?  

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 a expert in the field of Power Platform. Here are 3 reasons why you might want to consider BCN for your next Power BI project:   

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    Leading Experts

    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.

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    Specialist Knowledge

    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.

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    Microsoft Solutions Partner

    Don’t just take our word for it. BCN has been recognised by Microsoft for our Power BI 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.

FaQS

Power BI Frequently Asked Questions

Our expert team answer some of the most frequently asked questions on business intelligence and PowerBI. Got another question? We’re here to help.

  • What is Power BI?

    Power BI is Microsoft’s business intelligence platform and data visualisation tool that allows you to connect your data, prepare, model, and visualise it to provide the insights and analysis you need to make better decisions. Power BI connects data from virtually any source, including Microsoft and third-party applications, and presents that data in an intuitive way, giving you the ability to get the insights you need at a glance while also enabling more in-depth analysis.  

    With the introduction of Microsoft Fabric, how your data is transformed before being visualized in Microsoft Power BI has become much easier. Data project times and costs are being reduced, and our team is excited by the new technology and the agile approach it brings. 

  • What is business intelligence?

    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). 

  • Who uses business intelligence?

    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.

     

  • What sources can I connect Power BI to?

    Excel, Text/CSV, XML, JSON, Folder, PDF, SharePoint folder, SLQ Server database, Oracle database, Power BI datasets, Power BI dataflows, Microsoft Dataverse.

     

Is your Power BI estate recoverable in the worst case scenario?

Explore BCN's Power BI Governance Service to find out more.

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