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Power BI Reporting: Employee Prioritization on the Grand Scale

You'd be hard-pressed to find any company that isn't exploring app-based technology and digital solutions to improve how they reach their customers and clients these days. Business leaders are also embracing technology that streamlines processes relating to production, service delivery, and data collection, too. But what about the employee's experience? What can today's companies be doing to enhance how their teams connect inter-departmentally, manage their workloads, and improve cohesive functionality?

The answer could be Power BI Reporting. It's the resource allowing for employee prioritization on a grand scale in today's working environments. And it's how the savviest company leaders are connecting and engaging their teams to drive bottom-line growth and inspire incredible employee experiences and culture. When you take care of your teams by providing them with the necessary business intelligence, tools, and other resources, they'll do precisely that and more.

The Challenge for Siloed Employees

Business intelligence matters at every level of your organization's operations. And historically, it would be common for certain roles to become isolated, unable to access the timely data and metrics needed to make on-demand improvements and decisions. Consider evaluating each of your company's key roles to identify data-related and reporting challenges that might be holding them and your company back.

CIO Challenges

For CIOs, these business intelligence elements are critical to the role. The only way to operate at peak objectives is to have all the right information at the right time to disseminate immediately to all the right people. Historically, challenges in how CIOs collect and share data effectively have stifled overall performance. Have you experienced:

  • An inability to meet the demand for business intelligence distribution?
  • An inability to reduce operational costs because of data bottlenecks?
  • An inability to provide relevant information to staff, vendors, and customers?
  • An inability to sift through literally thousands of reports for application?

IT Manager Challenges

For IT managers, roles have often been considered more of a cost drain than a true asset. These roles are routinely facing challenges associated with delivering "more and better" business intelligence without the processes or mechanisms in place to do so effectively. And don't forget the challenges involving archaic data collection and communication channels, adding even more pressure to these already stressed professionals.

IT Analyst Challenges

For IT analysts, the business intelligence challenges continue. As the connective tissue of a company's IT services and support to departments and employees, analysts routinely spend their time sifting through reports and data. While demands for actionable metrics increase, the hours available in a day remain the same. And with outdated ecosystems, analysts will find themselves spending more time and effort into debugging and fixing mechanisms than they are interpreting and sharing data.

How Power BI Reporting (PBRS) Presents Solutions

Yes, every business is going to be different, prioritizing various datasets and solutions unique to the company's niche and objectives. However, one solution capable of bridging gaps in any business intelligence environment is Power BI Report Schedule (PBRS) solutions. Whether you're still working off of spreadsheets for analytics or you have an enhanced cloud-based solution, PBRS can seamlessly connect all your data sources with all the key roles in a way that allows for on-demand report sharing.

PBRS applications can actually be the "magic wand" solution for any company looking to connect apps, services, and software platforms with all the key individuals who rely on them to perform their jobs effectively. And it's clearly a solution for complex business applications related to employee prioritization. PBRS also allows for:

  • Timely visualization and analysis of data.
  • Views of all relevant data combined in one convenient dashboard.
  • Real-time updates and interactive reports.
  • Automated reporting and incredible details.
  • Simplified data exploration and metrics flexibility.

The Home Depot Example

Sure, all that sounds great. But can it really have bottom-line boosting, communication-enhancing, and prioritized employee experiences in the real world? You bet it can.

Home Depot recently launched a new, in-house app to help prioritize and streamline employee-related tasks. Larger brands like Home Depot, Walmart, and others have all developed mobile apps to help their workers be more productive and efficient. Some of these apps assist in managing time clock activities and shift scheduling updates, while other enterprise IT solutions provide more role-specific benefits. Home Depot's latest app, called Sidekick, taps into the power of machine learning to provide task prioritization for every connected employee.

Using a cloud-based machine learning algorithm, Sidekick can detect and alert employees when certain shelf items are out of stock. It also helps them visualize on-demand tasks that need to be addressed throughout the day. More than 600 Home Depot stores have Sidekick live, and the home improvement giant plans to have it rolled out to all its U.S. stores within weeks.

Here's how Home Depot did it:

  • Earlier last year, Home Depot issued hdPhone mobile devices to all employees.

  • Sidekick was developed in conjunction with these hdPhone devices, creating "intuitive user experiences" for even first-day employees.

  • Sidekick was designed to integrate with in-house software, designs, and products, thus connecting all associated key roles.

Home Depot already reports this app has provided lightning-fast feedback loops and seamless integration, connecting and engaging every employee end-user brilliantly.

Enacting Change Within Your Organization

As you consider your options for streamlined productivity and solutions to connect siloed employees and processes, examine the many benefits of PBRS. Its inherent design is ideal for improved business intelligence collection and dissemination. It's how today's companies are gathering all the right metrics in real-time and sharing necessary information with all the right departments and people. And it's great for prioritizing your employees on a grand scale.

Power BI Reporting comes in a host of deliverables suitable for any business size or enterprise objectives. Start exploring your options, including:

  • Power BI Desktop
  • Power BI Pro
  • Power BI Premium

Whatever silos your employees are in, Power BI Reporting can be the most ROI-driven solution. Tap into the valuable resources your company needs with us! Learn more about how PBRS can work for your business model, including prioritizing your employees, much like the Home Depot example. Business intelligence initiatives are driving today's company engagement and growth results. And it might just be time for you to enact change within your organization!


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