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Power Planner Visual Planning expands Power BI’s capabilities exponentially. With Visual Planning, one can now edit data in a Dashboard or a Report. Users may add and change numbers and comments, observe the visualization updates and save those changes back to the data repository. Visual Planning does this while respecting Role Based Security.
Visual Planner is extremely valuable in many common scenarios including the Forecasting, Budgeting and Planning processes, and the opportunities are endless:
* Oil Prices
* Production Volumes
* Staffing Schedules
* Missing or bad data points
* Assumptions for KPI’s
* Interest Rates
* Stock Prices
* Revenue Projections
* Any number that doesn’t exist in structured format. Very common for Projections of any sort.
In summary, Power BI can now collect data and comments for any purpose, visualize, store, and analyze it, then send it to Azure for further Machine Learning Analysis.
Visual Planning Supports:
* On Premise
* Hybrid hosting model
* 100% Cloud
* SSRS Power BI hosting
* SSAS Azure Tabular Models
The core idea behind Visual Planning is Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting.
The ‘Visual’ component represents the idea that today’s corporate users are left with outdated tools when calculating drivers, submitting a forecast or commenting on reported variances. With Visual Planning, users can see, or ‘visualize’, the data in a way that it makes sense, then change projections or forecasts and visualize the impact in Power BI.
All the information the corporate user needs are in the BI Tool, so let’s give them BOTH in one solution. Visual Planning is IT.
Visual Planning lets you take advantage of all the benefits of Power BI. When a user finds the key to a driver based unit for the company, they can enter it in right into the Power BI grid. The response is immediate as all the visualizations update immediately from the Tabular Model or Power Pivot.
“Intelligence alone is not nearly enough when it comes to acting wisely.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821 – 1881