Power BI

Power BI

Interactive reports in just a few clicks

The transparency of your company's core processes by means of quickly generated, interactive reports arouses your interest?

Are you looking for a way to tailor these reports to your business using intuitive self-service and a variety of visualization options?

Then we are the right partner for you - with the help of Microsoft Power BI!

Current challenges in reporting.

An increasingly volatile and complex market environment requires not only financial factors but also the consideration of soft and external variables.

Location independence and the ability to generate reports at any time are becoming increasingly important in the context of a networked and globalized world.

In order to increase the quality and efficiency of reporting, more and more ad-hoc reports are required in addition to standard reports, the preparation of which in practice continues to take a comparatively long time and require competence.

Digitization provides an abundance of information and data - the increasing number of data sources and the growing volume of data make holistic and efficient data utilization increasingly challenging.

The data quality that decreases with the flood of data and the lost view of the essentials often result in overly complex and overloaded reports.

The process of digital transformation usually lacks the specialist IT know-how to do justice to the growing flow of information through appropriate data preparation and evaluation, and to exploit the potential it offers.

With our skilled team and the business analytics solution Power BI, we support you in meeting these challenges.

What is Power BI?

Power BI is an analysis tool from Microsoft's Business Intelligence portfolio and provides manufacturer-integrated connection options for Excel and PowerPoint. It empowers you to use interactive reports and dashboards to extract decision-relevant insights from your data. Evaluations can be created and analyzed in internal collaboration within and across departments. The presentation of the reports will be future-proof and will be possible in addition to the usual desktop presentation also on the web and as an app.

Power BI therefore consists of both on-premise and cloud components and is provided free of charge in the basic version. This already contains all the necessary functions for data connection, processing and display. For extended features such as company-wide distribution of reports and collaboration in teams and work areas, a pro license is required for a comparatively low monthly fee. A more detailed insight into the features by license type can be found in the official Microsoft documentation:

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Your benefits with Power BI.

Power BI Desktop offers a comprehensive visualization toolset and covers the entire ETL process free of charge. Power BI Pro gives you the option to collaborate and share your reports and dashboards across your organization for a low monthly price.

Rapid data integration via an intuitive user interface that should be familiar to most users from other Microsoft applications.

A modern report presentation - online and mobile - via Power BI Service and Power BI Mobile.

Quick and easy drag-and-drop self-service reporting that enables you to generate professional reports at any time and customize them according to your preferences, even without IT support.

A comprehensive range of data connectivity options to ensure full analytics on their data without compromise.

The global availability of data visualizations through the Power BI Service cloud solution, in compliance with the requirements of regional legislation.

Numerous preconfigured visualization options ensure harmonious designs and a uniform presentation in terms of meaningfulness and comparability of information based on your corporate identity.

The ability of real-time analytics anywhere real-time data should flow in - such as monitoring sensor data or social media activity.

Microsoft, as an industry leader, is constantly developing Power BI based on the demands of customers and the market - here you are offered an innovative and reliable solution.

Our mission.

Our mission is the analysis, connection and preparation, modeling as well as visualization of data according to your operational requirements and demands.

If required, you can also drive the visualization independently and detached from us in self-service for the generation of reports and dashboards. Of course, as your personal partner, we are always at your side should you encounter problems or wish to expand your data integration.

In addition to the basic functionalities in Power BI Desktop, we would also be pleased to advise and introduce you to the extended functionalities such as gateways for retrieving real-time data, the mobile connection and the possibilities for organization-wide collaboration within workgroups within the framework of the Power BI Pro features.

Power BI workflow.
Power BI workflow.

Power BI in action

Within the scope of an internal project of manaTec GmbH, Power BI is used, for example, to evaluate time recording and project hour data from the in-house Odoo ERP system. The consultants record their working times in Odoo task specific under a superior project. These projects can either be assigned internally to manaTec GmbH itself or to external customer projects.

From the management's point of view, it is interesting to present the aggregated project hours of manaTec GmbH both as a whole and individually broken down to the individual employees in clear reports. Thus, the hours worked should be viewed holistically, compactly and clearly over the course of time and any potential for improvement should be identified. Due to the comparatively low volume of data, the data should be processed without an intermediate data warehouse.

The use of Power BI with its lean ETL processes and numerous visualization options has proven to be a suitable solution. In the following video, you can see an example of the manaTec-internal application that will soon enable you to create a self-service report with the help of Power BI. In this case study, the project hours per employee and the subdivision of these according to internal and external accounting are shown accordingly.

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Integration with Odoo and Jedox - the complete package

Integration with Odoo and Jedox - the complete package

We offer you a complete package with the mapping of operational processes in Odoo ERP, the multidimensional storage and presentation of analysis-relevant data in Jedox BI and the comprehensive visualization solutions in Power BI, which supports your entire company from the individual transaction up to the decision-relevant information and the resulting recommendation for action.

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