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Why Partner With Us?

  • We have 20+ years of experience in database design, business intelligence, ETL and analytics
  • Over 75 certified Power BI architects on staff ready to help
  • We have authored 4 Microsoft reference books on SharePoint and the latest authoritative book on Power BI, the “Microsoft Power BI 2018 Dashboards Step by Step”
Our Power BI offerings
  • Comprehensive Power BI training from certified Power BI trainers
  • Proof-of-concept dashboards
  • Create dashboards and visualizations from even the most demanding applications built with exceptional visualization and usability
  • And as part of our unique Power BI consulting service, EPC Group utilizes tailored methodologies to ensure that your dashboards are easy to use and highly functional

What is Power BI?

It’s been some time now since Microsoft launched Power BI and the way things had been progressing for this exceptional Business Intelligence and Analytics tool, it seemed it would only be a matter of time before it became the preferred platform of choice for BI and analytics with the majority of forward-thinking enterprises.

Power BI is a powerful tool in the hands of businesses that want to extract and convert data from multiple disparate sources in order to obtain meaningful insights. It offers unprecedented user experience with interactive visualization opportunities along with true self-service analytics capabilities. All this helps to look at the same data from a variety of angles, not to mention the reports and dashboards can be created by anybody in the organization without the assistance of IT administrators.

Some of the unique Power BI benefits are:

  • Powerful dashboard graphs and visualizations that are being continuously updated.
  • In-memory analytics feature and columnar database supporting tabular data.
  • The best of both worlds when it comes to ease-of-use and performance in a single BI tool.
  • Interactive geo-mapping with by Bing Maps.
  • Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) scripting for creating measures and columns.

Recent Case Study

Overview of Power BI Offerings

Users can choose the Power BI platform that best fits their needs from the following available options:

  • Power BI Desktop
  • Power BI Pro
  • Power BI Premium
Contact us to discuss your organization's best option

Recent Power BI Clients

Power BI Online

Power BI Online is a cloud-based application which works on the Microsoft Azure platform. The Power BI Online platform is not available
as a private cloud or internal service.

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Power BI Desktop

This option for Power BI remains similar to the online version but the difference comes upon sharing reports with users which is not supported in the Desktop version.

Power BI Desktop acts as the key service for sources such as Power Query, Power Pivot and Power View.

The desktop version provides key support for analysis of data and thus providing access to data modelling and connections for users.

The Power BI Desktop version has its most important use for analytic users. It has a wide range of features which includes creating appealing visualizations and detailed reports which can published across web and applications directly. Power BI Desktop can be integrated seamlessly with queries, data modelling and visualizations for effective and accurate reporting of data.

Power BI Premium Services

Power BI Premium provides greater capability and performance by providing capacity based offerings which act as a dedicated resources to run the Power BI service for any organization.
The dedicated capacity gives better support
and enhancement for the stability of data.

With Power BI Premium, widespread distribution of data is possible across the enterprise and this does not require any additional licenses for users within the organization. The Power BI Report server helps in maintaining BI assets on-premises.
The embedded analytics can be accessed from API surface which also has a set of features.

Power BI Pro vs. Power BI Premium

What's best for you?

Power BI Pro

The Power BI Pro license is user based and depends on how many users require the basic functional upgrade from a free version.

The Pro users help in collaboration and interaction with users across the workspace, sharing of dashboards and publishing reports within the workspace. One can also integrate content and analyze the same in Excel or Power BI Desktop.

Power BI Premium

The Premium version is capacity based depending upon the number of users accessing the Power BI service. Premium also removes the down limits for refreshes, dataset sizes which thereby increases the stability and performance for isolation with a dedicated hardware. The Premium access unlocks larger limits of data and higher capacity spaces as per large scale deployments.

The Costs

The prices may vary from user to user across
the country and may change without any official
announcement from Microsoft. The billing of Power BI Premium occurs monthly and it requires an annual commitment.

EPC Group Power BI Case Study

Business Intelligence And Predictive Analytics Solution For A Product Manufacturing Company

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Customer Profile

A multinational product manufacturing company that sells its products to clients through a network of different agencies as well as in the world’s largest retailers.

Benefits
  • Turned unstructured data into powerful visual reports that gave deeper insights on their key performance areas
  • Reports helped the customer analyze their sales figures, quantity and returns against each geography, agency, channel, time periods and across different product categories, helping them make informed decisions for the future
  • With the help of predictive analysis the company was able to forecast the sales figures and inventory demand for subsequent months
EPC Group assisted a multinational product manufacturer to gain deeper insights in to their sales performance as well as to predict future sales goals.
Customer Situation
  • Customer had months of unstructured sales data, but without the required insights from the data
  • Customer required a solution that will give them critical insights on the sales performance by geography, agency, channel, product and other dimensions
  • The solution should help the customer forecast the inventory demand for effective planning
EPC Group's Solution
  • Data Extraction – Extracted the data from Excel sheets and stored it into SQL database using SSIS
  • Data Profiling – Used SQL scripts, Text analytic tool (Voyant) and VBA scripts for data profiling. Profiling included identifying word frequency, word collocation, translating words from Spanish to English, extracting longitudinal / latitude coordinates of Agencies and identifying channel & client attributes
  • Created various intuitive, interactive and customized visualization reports
  • Predictive Analytics – Congruent employed R language to perform statistical computing / forecasting
  • Used linear regression model to forecast the sales value and inventory demand for the subsequent months
  • Integrated R language with power BI and Tableau for creating reports and dashboards
  • Data cleansing – Profiled data was scrutinized closely for data quality. All blank and duplicate records were removed from data. All irrelevant or orphaned records were removed from the database
  • Identified 128 attributes of the product
  • Developed data dimensional model (OLAP) using SSAS
  • Integrated the data source to Power BI to create KPIs and measures. Reports were created using tableau to analyze and gain insights on sales figures, quantity, returns based on geographies, agencies, channels, time period (week wise) across different product categories
EPC Group's Key Challenges
  • The unstructured data comprised 150 million sales transaction records of different agencies in Excel sheets and 20 million records in a SQL Server database
  • Transforming the raw data into a structured form, so that it results in efficient data analysis & design
  • Data was also both on-premise as well as cloud-based and EPC Group implemented a hybrid Power BI solution to enable the projects long-term success

POWER BI CONSULTING SERVICES

Power BI Consulting: Cloud & Hybrid It Business Intelligence Solutions

The Power BI consultants at EPC Group use their expert knowledge of data to empower clients by enabling them to have comprehensive business intelligence solutions from data silos to data discovery that create a full picture of corporate initiatives and improve decision making.

  • Over 20 years of experience in data-base design, business intelligence, ETL and analytics
  • Over 100 Power BI architects on staff
  • Create dashboards and visualizations from even the most demanding applications
  • Provide comprehensive Power BI training from certified Power BI trainers

 

Office 365 Power BI: Know Your Numbers

Thanks to Power BI’s easy visualization capabilities, informed decisions are good
decisions. Here’s a look at just some of the benefits you can expect:

  • Find and visualize data and collaborate with colleagues in intuitive new ways.
  • Show and share data from across your whole organization, and easily separate content so each department has their own dashboards and reports.
  • See immediate key info via built-in compatibility with Salesforce, Marketo, and Google plus more than 100 other third-party providers.
  • Access Power BI from any Apple, Windows or Android phone and tablet for extra convenience. EPC Group also develops reports for the Apple watch

 

Power BI Data Import and ETL From 100+ Data Sources:

EPC Group will guide you through the process of incorporating data from different silos into Power BI to create visualizations with relevant, actionable data. Many organizations lack the time, expertise or resources for ETL.

  • Prepare data for optimal visualization
  • Import data from almost any database, flat file or web service using custom interfaces (API), custom connectors or web services
  • Prepare rich data sets using any data source regardless of whether its on-premise or in the cloud.

 

Power Bi Consulting Services From EPC Group – Reduce Your Dependency

Power BI reduces your dependency on IT because it’s easy to use and quick to deploy. It enables you to quickly see the data you need to see, so you can easily interpret and act on it. Drag and drop features let you go deeper with your data and explore it in new ways by asking simple questions. There’s no need to learn a new language with Power BI.  You’ll be easily cleaning, shaping and modeling your data to create useful, shareable reports in no time.

 

Power BI Data Visualization

  • Power BI dashboards built with exceptional visualization and usability
  • Proof-of-concept dashboards
  • Customized training for your needs and experience level
  • As part of our unique Power BI consulting service, EPC Group utilizes tailored methodologies to ensure that your dashboards are easy to use and highly functional

 

 

 

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