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How PBRS Can Simplify Your Business Intelligence

We increasingly live in a data-driven world. However, not everyone in the world of startups, which depend so heavily on making data-based decisions, has the technical background to automatically thrive in this environment. Companies driven by the expertise of artists, chefs, accountants, designers, and visionaries can easily lack the analytical expertise to move in that direction.

That lack of technical knowledge within a given startup, though, is not automatically cause for alarm. It just necessitates the use of intuitive data tools, designed to build analytics and insights without a PhD in data science on staff.

Tools like Power BI and ChristianSteven Power BI Report Scheduler are specifically designed to work without a dedicated data scientist. They help to put the right data into the right hands, at the right time. Through easy and intuitive set-up, intelligence-based reporting and automated delivery, PBRS simplifies business intelligence by removing the friction.

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PBRS Threads and What They Mean

In this blog, I am going to explore what the different thread settings in PBRS (Power BI Report Scheduler from ChristianSteven Software) are, and how they affect reporting scheduling and rendering. Before getting into that though, it is important to understand the main differences between threads and processes.

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How to Get Started Using PBRS for Power BI

When implemented the right way, PBRS can be a powerful way to leverage and automate the insights you get from your various data sources. This guide will walk you through the process of getting started with PBRS.

Let's begin with a clarification: Getting started with PBRS is actually a two-fold process. First, you or a team member should download and implement Power BI and/or Service, ideally both. Then, the same team member can download the ChristianSteven Power BI Report Scheduler (PBRS).

The first step is possible without the second. They don't have to immediately follow each other; feel free to spend some time on Power BI to familiarize yourself with its opportunities. That leads us to a quick discussion of Power BI, in both its Desktop and Service environments.

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Turning Disparate Data Sources Into a Positive With PBRS for Power BI

Getting to the heart of the driving factors behind your business success isn't always simple or straightforward. Even if you were there from the start and the original moment of insight that eventually turned into a business, there will still be nuances about your product, the market, and your customers that aren't perceptible through traditional modes of thinking.

Instead, insights come in from a wide range of often disparate data sources. They all mean something, but they can seem impossible to synthesize or turn into valuable insights.
That's why talented people who are able to look at data in different ways to gain unique insights are so invaluable. And it's also why investing into tools that gather and analyze the information streaming in from these data sources tends to result in excellent ROI.

It starts with understanding all the data flowing into and through your business. It also means understanding what sources naturally translate into actionable insights that can help you build strategies and plans for a variety of areas.

But pulling from a variety of sources is not a bad thing. Instead, with the right tools, it can actually improve the quality and quantity of insights you gain. In this guide, we'll explain how.

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Why the SQL Server Reporting Tool Bringing Business Intelligence

A SQL Server Reporting tool is a server-based report generating software made by Microsoft. It is a system used by many companies that must build custom data reports from different statistical sources. These could include SQL databases, among other external sources. The software allows administrators to share these data reports with users and user groups with permission access. The seamless transfer of data among different groups allows It departments to better manage their systems and get feedback from other users.

As an IT manager or administrator, your company may only view your department as an enterprise cost rather than a strategic and valuable asset. If that is the case, then you probably had to deal with the burden of being squeezed between budget restrictions and meeting end-user needs. It can be hindering whenever higher corporate authorities impose these restrictions on your department. To adjust to the tight parameters, IT departments must get creative and find new ways to save money while reaching project goals. When these two roads cross, this is where SQL server reporting can help your team.

Topics: Power BI Power BI Reports Scheduler PBRS Power BI Reports Microsoft Power BI