Power BI is an advanced data visualisation tool

Take data from a wide range of Microsoft and third-party data sources and transform it into stunning and insightful visuals that help you make better sense of analytics and performance.

Power BI can help organisations cut through their numbers, turning datapoints into meaningful visuals that are both easier to understand and allow for further trend analysis.

Organisations that use advanced analytics capabilities are twice as likely to be in the top quartile of financial performance within their industry. So what are you waiting for?

Market-leading Business Intelligence

Acknowledged by Gartner as the leading solution among Analytics and Business Intelligence platforms, Power BI can transform your data into easy to understand visuals.

From a map of your client base that can help you plan your field service delivery, to the exact impact of marketing spend on sales results, Power BI is the easy way to view and understand multiple and complex datasets.

Akita can provide solutions as cloud service, or on-premises using Power BI Report Server. It can be used with practically any data source you may have. It particularly excels at getting more from a CRM or ERP system, whether that’s Dynamics, Salesforce, or pretty much any other platform you can think of.

Answers At Your Finger Tips

Users can soon find useful trends in unlikely data set comparisons. In turn, this can help organisations to make smarter decisions about the way they operate.

More than just showing trends, Power BI can help you dig further into them. Rather than just static reports, it allows you to click through levels of data, change variables and add conditions, with results available immediately.

Plus, Power BI reports can be incorporated into a range of other platforms, including SharePoint, Power Apps and even Word documents.

So when you need to compare EMEA sales performance to that of the North America division for Q1 over the last 3 years, don’t cry into a spreadsheet – reach for Power BI.

Power BI For Accounts Software

While accounting software may be excellent at managing payments, many platforms lack the analytics capabilities that organisations require. This means manual reports need to be generated for organisations to get the answers they need, wasting hundreds of hours each year.

Power BI can be used with SageXeroQuickBooks and other platforms to give you the reporting you need instantly. From P&L data to income statements, you can get up-to-the-minute data from your accounting platform formulated in the way that you want it.  And there’s the option to drill down further into data with just a few clicks.

As well as being available for finance teams, reports can also be shared directly with investors, directors or whoever needs to see them. And with its data visualisation benefits, Power BI can enhance your forecasting capabilities.

Power BI Report Examples

Discover some of the ways we’ve used Power BI to enhance the way organisations work. Any custom option is available.

Transform marketing effectiveness with these reports:

• Track lead numbers by campaign, contact source and location.
• Visualise the optimum days and times to launch campaigns based on previous enquiries.
• Report on which leads convert to the most valuable opportunities to create new target markets.

Better understand your pipeline by tracking data points such as the following:

• Track your sales pipeline, with the ability to analyse live opportunities.
• Get a live report on performance by salesperson, product or territory.
• Establish where marketing needs to focus more efforts (territory, product etc.).

Gauge customer service efficiency with the following report ideas:

• Reports on customer enquiries, complaints and resolution times.
• Predict times of heaviest customer service demand using visuals of previous data trends.
• Ensure you have resources in place keep customers happy.

Keep tabs on your organisation with reports such as:

• Resource levels and sales pipelines reports to help make smarter decisions around solution demand.
• Progress of departments against their specific KPIs
• Overall organisational performance based around metrics of your choosing.

Whatever your financial reporting requirements, we can make it happen. Plus we can assist in getting data from your accounts software into Power BI.

Power BI Services
& Development

We develop Power BI reporting to meet the specific needs of organisations. Depending on the business intelligence that you need to see, we can develop dashboards, reports or graphs that can bring it to life.  And with broad industry experience, our consultants can also advise organisations on the types of Power BI reporting that they may find useful.

We can also set up reports to run for you on a periodic time frame (monthly reports, year-end etc). Alternatively, we can help embed Power BI solutions wherever you wish to use them

And thanks to our Micosoft Tier 1 CSP status, Akita can also provide Power BI licensing at the same cost as buying from Microsoft.

Power BI Training

Providing Power BI reports can start organisations on the path to smarter use of data. Our training then helps them along the journey.

Power BI training covers practical uses for reports including how to manipulate data, share reports with colleagues and use reports in documents and other sources.

From there we can also show you how to create your own Power BI dashboards and reports: how to use data sources to create reports, changing colours and stylings and how to set automated email reports.