3 Impressive Ways Power BI Automation Increases Your Efficiency
by Christian Ofori-Boateng on Apr 25, 2018 7:08:00 AM
If you want to increase efficiency in your organization, then it’s time you considered Power BI automation. Microsoft Power BI is a service which can be used to build dashboards and data analytics reports using data from different sources within your company. Moreover, Power BI can improve processes and increase efficiency, especially when your data is in different locations.
For example, you file your financial information in an Excel spreadsheet with the Finance Department. However, other departments need to track the information for planning purposes. Power BI automation makes this possible. An analyst would use Power BI tools to get the data from different sources and merge them into one report. Consider how Power BI automation can increase efficiency in other departments.
1. Data Aggregation
Power BI can aggregate data from different sources into one location. This feature is very powerful for larger companies. These companies often distribute data among various departments that also needs to be analyzed together by senior management on a quarterly or annual basis. An executive no longer needs to call on someone to get the numbers, compile them and produce a report every few months. Those numbers are displayed on your Power BI dashboard and are always up-to-date.
2. Custom Tasks and Automation
Power BI automation tools can give you the flexibility and greater control over tasks and workflows. You can get more efficient by using custom tasks to create automation scripts and workflows. You will be generating several Business Intelligence reports from your dataset to share with the company decision-makers. Use Power BI automation tools to massage the data before or after these reports are created and also enhance your reporting schedules.
3. Power BI Reports Scheduler (PBRS)
PBRS is a dynamic, flexible, function-rich and intuitive Power BI automation tool for scheduling, exporting, distributing and delivering your Microsoft Power BI & SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Reports & Dashboards.
There are several housekeeping tasks around report delivery, such as sending emails, executing SQL scripts, etc. that can improve efficiency for a data analyst. Using PBRS, you can run custom tasks before or after report delivery or production. You can also run several custom tasks before and after a report has been exported or to create automation and workflow schedules.
ChristianSteven Software has a comprehensive set of BI reporting tools. PBRS (Power BI Reports Scheduler) is a dynamic, flexible, function-rich and intuitive automation tool. It is the perfect tool for scheduling, exporting, distributing, and delivering your MS Power BI reports and dashboards.