Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) is an online service where you can quickly create dashboards, share reports, and directly connect to (and incorporate) all the data that's important to you. The new experience also introduces the Power BI Desktop, a dedicated report authoring tool that enables you to transform data, create powerful reports and visualizations, and easily publish to Power BI. The new experience extends to all your mobile devices, too.

Getting started with Power BI:

The benefits of Power BI:

  • To see, in one glance, all of the information needed to make decisions
  • To monitor the most important information about your business
  • To monitor the health of a business or product or marketing campaigns
  • To create a personalized view of the dashboards that matter to you

 The difference between Microsoft's SSRS Reporting and Power BI

 SSRS Reporting

  • Microsoft's SQL Server Reporting Services, is a very effective tool that works with Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • This tool allows you to create secure reports that are accessible with read-only privileges to your employees.
  • The SSRS Reporting tool gives you the power to share with the people whom you want to share with.
  • There is no extra cost for using this tool because it already comes with Dynamics GP.
  • Reporting Services Reports List for each module, including Financial, Sales, Purchasing, Inventory, Human Resources and Payroll. These lists make it easy to see and run all of the SRS reports displayed for each module.
  • Output in many forms, including: XML,CSV,PDF,HTML,TIFF,Word and Excel.
  • Over 200+ pre-configured reports shipped with Dynamics GP.




 Power BI

  •  Microsoft's Power BI is a collection of online services and features that enables you to find and visualize data, and collaborate in intuitive new ways.
  • With Power BI, you can quickly and easily view and interact with your favourite charts and reports, from anywhere, anytime, without having to log on to the Dynamics GP solution.
  • Download the Business Analyzer app for your tablet, phone or other mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, and it instantly connects to your Microsoft Dynamics GP solution.
  • There's a cost associated with Power BI depending on what country you're in. Power BI Pro will allow you to refresh on an hourly basis, connect to your data directly instead of loading manually, 10 GB per user and collaborate with your team using Office 365.
  • Use other applications such as Mailchimp and Marketo to create interactive dashboards.
  • Power BI can pull and display data from Dynamics CRM and GP, Office 365, SharePoint, and Excel.