Power Update – From Power BI Desktop to SQL Server

Industrial Strength Data Transfer from Power BI Desktop to SQL Server Power ON is adding support to transfer the data from a Power BI Desktop data model to any version of SQL Server, including Azure, in Power Update. To learn more about Power Update you can read in Power Pivot Pro’s blog. In order to[…]

Visual Planning for Power BI on both Cloud and On-Premises

Microsoft just made available today, what is expected to be the final preview of Power BI Report Server before launch. ”When you buy Power BI Premium, your subscription includes capacity in the cloud for the Power BI service as well as a license to run Power BI Report Server in your own on-premises capacity. If[…]

Full Cycle Corporate Performance Management in Power BI

Power On Apps built by Centida.  Driver-based Revenue Planning With driver-based Revenue Planning, users can login to Power BI, enter and modify metrics that drives their business. When users save their modifications with ‘Save Changes’, all metrics in the model is recalculated on the fly, and all Power BI visuals are updated instantly. The slicers[…]

CPM Comparison Matrix

The business landscape is changing more frequently, and so does the need for corporate performance management. Major software vendors have realized this, and built a brand-new suite of products that helps corporations track and plan important corporate information. FSN released a white paper, concluding that decision makers that utilize operational data, are more likely to[…]

Visual Planning – Why and How?

Power BI – Visual Planning* Innovates and Disrupts Traditional Corporate Planning Processes! There is a new way to do Corporate Planning. Businesses are currently wasting time and resources on intricate budget processes. No more. With Power BI and Visual Planning, users take advantage of an easy to use and app-like interface, powerful predictive analytics, and[…]

Actual vs Budget Analysis in Power BI

In January 2017, Microsoft had a blog post about which visuals were better for displaying Actual versus Budget or Forecast variances.  If you liked that post you will love what Power BI – Visual Planning can do for you: Update your Forecast or Budget numbers on the fly right in PowerBI!   How is the[…]

Corporate Performance Management(CPM) + Business Intelligence(BI) = True

History For many years the CPM Team (Finance) and BI Team(Operations) has had a tug of war over what data is the best measurement for sales, cost of goods and expenditures. By nature, Finance and Operations are focused on measuring different metrics, but does the data sources have to be different? The answer has been[…]

From Hyperion Planning or Hyperion Financial Management to Power BI

If you are using Hyperion Financial Management or Hyperion Planning there is now a simple way to become the Finance Superstar. Hyperion can do all the groundwork with consolidation, integrate with your ERP, and currency conversion, but when it comes to visualizing data, or integrating Financial Reporting data with other data sources, Power BI is[…]

Microsoft Features Power Update at Gartner BI Summit

This week’s Gartner BI and Analytics Summit started off with and interesting bake-off between Tableau, Qlik, Microstrategy and Power BI from Microsoft. Microsoft took an approach by showing March Madness statistics and providing tools to build your best bracket. Power Update from Power ON was presented as an integral part of the Power BI solution,[…]