Information today is coming at organizations faster and in higher quantity than ever before. Historically companies have been focused on implementing systems that are good at collecting data. However, as companies try to leverage that information, it is difficult to slice and dice into actionable reports because the data you need is either not accessible or in separate systems.
A common phrase you have probably heard is that “What got you here, won’t get your there.” What got you here is your existing systems. If you want to be a Data Driven Organization, though, you need more than that. You need Microsoft PowerBI. Power BI has become the gold standard for growing organizations. It gives you the ability to collect data from various data sources and combine it so you have one centralized solution for data analysis and reporting. Pictured below is a PowerBI dashboard, for example, from a trade association that wanted to pull data from both their financial accounting software and their membership software:
Another reason why Microsoft Power BI is so popular is the ability for key individuals to build and manipulate reports and dashboards without reliance on IT. All of the report building utilizes drag and drop functionality, instead of clicking and coding. Think Excel pivot table on steroids, but easier to use. Here’s a dashboard, for example, that was created by a new PowerBI user for a Cannabis client.
Due to Covid-19, things are changing faster than ever. Businesses are being forced to be more agile and make quicker decisions. Are you confident your organization is making the best decisions possible based on the information you have? If not, Maner can help. We have a team of consultants who can sit down with you to develop the reports and dashboards you need to become an organization that uses its data as a competitive advantage instead of a sore spot.