Why You Should be Using Power BI "Subscribe Others" Feature to be More Efficient
by Christian Ofori-Boateng on May 20, 2018 7:51:00 AM
The Power BI "subscribe others" feature is one of many great options to improve communication and efficiency across your BI team. A handful of the most popular tools alone enhances regularity, accuracy, and range. The most considerable obstacles, such as time management and efficiency, can be a problem of the past.
Excellent business intelligence work requires regular insights. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to forget a single day during a seasonal rush, send reports out late, or otherwise fail to stay on schedule. This damages your chances of success. You will inevitably miss opportunities, and you create a very unprofessional image of yourself in the eyes of your recipients. In order to enjoy a successful business intelligence team, that team must have a reliable flow of information.
With Power BI subscription features, it’s easy to manage and schedule reports for any group. Scheduling ahead gives you more time during rush season, and you can rest assured that neither your image nor your BI benefits will suffer during a busy day. You can even use the saved labor time to focus on other crucial work.
Even if you never forget to send a report, you can still cause problems through human error. Repetitive work is time consuming and dull. Many users zone out while they perform this labor, especially if it’s a daily or weekly routine. This includes tasks like report generation. When you get distracted, it’s easy to enter the wrong email address, especially if you’re thinking about the next task on your to-do list. At best, it causes embarrassment and a data breach at worst. You could also select the wrong data set, forget to adjust a specific setting, or otherwise confuse the content of the report itself.
Subscriptions help you avoid both these issues. Scheduling Power BI reports in advance for subscribers, lets you enjoy the fruits of your labor indefinitely. You replace hours of ongoing labor with a single task. Unfortunately, Power BI does not offer data-driven event triggers. These ensure you and your subscription list always receive the latest updates as they develop. Luckily, third-party tools, like PBRS, offer this and more.
You could always be doing more. Unfortunately, the time-consuming nature of traditional BI tools limits your options. You only have time for a set number of reports, and you cannot afford to repeat tasks in order to send reports to employees with diverse security permissions. It restricts the insights available to your work and hampers BI’s overall performance.
Power BI’s many scheduling and automation tools, including subscription lists, help you expand your range. These tools consume less time and make it easier to handle a greater mix of subscribers. The only limit becomes your interest in additional opinions.
The best BI teams have excellent communication. They rely on each other and have the tools to investigate and discuss topics as needed. Power BI boosts all of these assets and makes it easier to become the BI team of your dreams.