How to Quickly Share a Static Power BI Report as PDF
by Christian Ofori-Boateng on Jan 8, 2019 5:04:00 AM
Microsoft Power BI is one of the most incredible business intelligence tools that provides strong visualization techniques. It enables you to slice and dice your data from different sources and analyze your data for better decision making. Moreover, Microsoft periodically adds new features to the Power BI toolset to enhance its functionality as technology changes. If you are a data-based enterprise, you will find Power BI toolset quite handy for your business intelligence needs.
Sharing Reports with Colleagues and Customers
Reporting and sharing reports becomes a lot more efficient when business analysts are using Power BI to process data. An easy way to share Static Power BI reports is via email. Depending on how large your enterprise is, you may have varying requirements to generate and distribute Power BI reports. Many people prefer to receive these reports in different formats. Some may want a static view, while others may be interested in a dynamic view of the reports. In a dynamic report, users will be able to drill down and look at the source of the data. But in a static report, they can only view the report and its visualizations without access to the underlying data.
Printing Power BI Reports
When you share your power BI reports, users can print these reports and share with others. Print reports are static and don’t give the user access to your company’s data. Power BI print report to PDF is another way to share a static view of your company report. You can simply select the destination as a PDF file and print the report in a PDF format. In this format, the user will not be able to modify or access your data. Another advantage of using Power BI print report to PDF format is that it enables higher security.
Benefits of Using Automation Tools
Tools such as PBRS (Power BI Reports Scheduler) help automate generation and distribution of Power BI reports. Using PBRS, you can specify the format of your Power BI report output e.g PDF and email recipients quite easily. PBRS has a highly intuitive interface which is easy to learn and setup. An obvious benefit for you is that you are minimizing many manual tasks in your day-to-day operations.