Planning in a Rut?
Organizations have invested in ERP solutions that are good at tracking activity, and supporting Business Intelligence (BI) solutions that can tell “what happened”. The need to plan in a more agile manner has increased due to the exponentially faster pace of business today, and has many asking “Is there a more modern way to do planning?
Modern Planning in your BI solution: Microsoft Power BI with Visual Planning.
Over the last few years many leading companies have started to actually plan in their enterprise BI platforms. Yes, you read that right; Plan, inside their BI platform. Power ON has seen a new trend where many Fortune 500 companies not only moved to Power BI as their standard Business Intelligence platform, but then added Planning and Forecasting processes directly inside of Power BI, aligning all data collection, planning & reporting on one platform. Some of these converts have saved hundreds of hours and millions from their current planning process.
Who Benefits with Planning in BI?
What types of companies have benefited from moving to Planning in Power BI? Here are just a few we know of personally.
- 4 Largest Oil & Gas Companies
- Largest Semiconductor Chip Maker
- Largest Computer Hardware Manufacturer
- Largest Beverage Company
- Space Launch Company with eyes on Mars
Why Plan in Power BI?
Here are the Top 5 reasons we’ve found that organizations chose to Plan in Power BI:
- Unified Platform for Visual Analytics and Planning
- Holistic Business Rules and Security Roles
- Collaboration and simplicity of one User Interface (UI)
- Benefit from Microsoft’s Investment and Innovation in Power BI and Azure
- Secure Hosting in Private Cloud Tenant
Learn from their takeaways and motivations
Below we will dig deeper into the rationale Fortune 500 companies put into moving Planning and Forecasting processes into Power BI. Whether you are a small firm, medium size, or closing in on the big guys, we are providing these tips to help your organization succeed with Planning in Power BI. You will learn from years of experience, best practices, and thoughts on Power BI from these large companies.
1. Unified Platform for Visual Analytics and Planning
2. Holistic Business Rules and Security Roles
3. Collaboration, and Simplicity of One User Interface (UI)
4. Benefit From Microsoft’s Investment and Innovation in Power BI and Azure
5. Secure Hosting in Their Own Environment
We at Power ON are enjoying all we do, and thus provide a 100% Money Back Guarantee if any of our customers don’t like our software. To further encourage you and your company to try us out, we are sharing some additional features and facts from our implementations.
Customers are looking for enhanced Commentary Functionality
Our now largest Enterprise Deployment at a medical device company, started their journey with Power ON for Text Commenting. 3 years ago, an employee of said company of said company, visited our booth at a Microsoft conference. She was introduced to text commenting on data points with Power ON Visual Planning, and she burst out: “I need that. NOW!”. It was implemented a week later, and now in 2021, they have 1,000’s of users planning with Billions of Dollars in Sales, Inventory, Services, Employees, Supply Chain, Bonuses, and Project Management. You should try.
Power ON supports writeback to 200 different data sources.
If your corporation has implemented Snowflake, HANA, Oracle, Databricks, Dynamics, SalesForce, we write to that as well. We enable write-back to 200+ different databases directly from Microsoft Power BI. We are looking forward to learning about your Power BI Story and potentially extending the reach of Power BI in your organization.