Planning in Power BI is possible today using Power ON Visual Planner. You can go beyond data analysis, to include data input, what-if scenarios, comment, model, save, and write-back, to extend the reach of your Power BI investment. Turn Power BI into an interactive Performance Management solution for both Finance and Operations.
Power Update extends the reach and usability of Power BI. You can schedule updates of Excel files, Power BI Desktop files or Published Web Dashboards, to OneDrive, SharePoint O365 or on-Premises, You can even attach and email workbooks or dashboards in native format, or PDF.
Power Planner platform extends Power BI with the ability to edit data in the dashboard and save it back to the SSAS Tabular model or Power Pivot from Excel. Users can build their analysis, share it, request stakeholders enter their projections in Power BI, and have all that save back to the BI model.
Planning processes require you to adapt quickly to changes in the corporate landscape. Many companies plan in Excel, and have experienced how difficult that is. Visual Modeler empowers Business Analysts to make quick changes to the BI model and immediately deploy it to analyze the impact and develop new projections.
Why Power ON for Planning in Power BI
Because Leveraging Microsoft Power BI for Planning & Write-back Should be Easier
Our core belief is that Business Intelligence (BI) is a “Two Way Street”, which essentially enables companies to “provide and collect information” from end-users. We created Power Planner to allow Power BI users to enhance their insight into data beyond a static dashboard with drill down. With Power ON you can add comments, rich meta data, make predictions or change assumptions. With Power ON, you can do true, real-time planning with Power BI.
The Power ON platform and product suite enables Planning, Forecasting and Projections with integrated visualizations and dashboards of Power BI. Data can be stored where your users want it; on-premises or in the Cloud across SQL Server, Snowflake, Windows Azure, Hadoop, and more. The choice is yours. With powerful features like Goal Seek and our intuitive modeling capabilities, and the ability to copy Actuals to Forecasts, companies can significantly shorten the time it takes to produce an updated plan, a rolling forecast, or updated visual dashboard or report.
The quality of the Power ON documentation ensures that it’s a straight-forward process. Adding write back functionality to any Power BI dashboard is just a matter of drag and drop. The configuration settings for the extension object provide great flexibility, allowing you to customize how the end user will interact with the dashboard. End users love the added functionality Power On brings to their dashboards, and the number of use cases is continually growing.
Paul Leech, Senior Data Analyst
See what our happy customers are saying
“Power ON Visual Planner is one of the most interesting and effective forecasting tools our leadership has seen.”
Travis Buckingham, Director of Finance & Accounting Data StrategyStewart Title
“Power ON BI opened new opportunities for analysts, managers, and customer representatives to collect data and make annotations directly from the Power BI interface. Missing or incorrect data from Salesforce can be seamlessly augmented from the same application serving support resources.”
Sr Manager, Reporting & AnalyticsFortune 50 Global Software Company
“We now confidently present timely, accurate reports to senior executives with much less effort, using Power ON inside Power BI.”
Carolina Deutschbein, BI Manager – ControllerBuyin
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