What Developments Can We Do On Power BI?

Posted by Kevin Booth on May, 26, 2021 07:05

Power BI is a suite of business intelligence which helps you in order to visualize your data. Here you can collect all the data sets and make something out of it which can be meaningful to you and your organization for that matter. We all know about this, following our previous blogs! Today we will discuss the possible developments that can be brought in.

The developments in Power BI should allow you to convert the raw data into something that can be meaningful Information. Creating the right sorts of dashboards and finding out the key information indicators are some of the things you can do as a developer.

Top 5 Developments That Can Be Done On Power BI

Let’s discuss the development which can be done in Power BI, in detail.

BI tools

In order to make the best use of Power BI, you need to understand the BI tools in the best way possible. Apart from Tableau, SAP, Power BI is also one SAAS BI tool which can be developed to make quality dashboards and used as data analytics tools, which are enriched with the most accurate data. Full-stack business intelligence tools can be taken as an example. These tools are meant to find out a specific solution to a particular problem that the enterprise might be facing at a given point of time.

The data mining is possible through these tools thus creating a data warehouse. The more information comes in which is precise, the more refined version of analysis can be available with you. The first step in order to reach the point of accurate results is the right use of BI tools.

Better understanding of BI stack

BI stack will sum up the BI tools in such a way that you would know what’s the right time to use a particular tool. It is to be looked upon how the maximum potential of a BI tool can be reached. To be precise, it is a logical  extension to all the systems available on Power BI. We might feel like we know how to use a BI tool already but there are more chances to utilize it perfectly, specially for predictive analytics and smart decision making. The right format in order to interpret data is as important as the collection of the data and that’s possible only through BI stacks, as in the case of SSRS.

Fitting more data into dashboards

The data visualisations are going to be contrasting for different developers even if they are finding out the same information. There are various levels on which the data is needed in order to be converted into information in a developer’s visualizations. Now a detailed viewpoint is always needed if things are going to go that far. It is not going to be very easy to create information regarding business.

But in case you have to give a presentation regarding it, you have to be precise as there’s no point dealing with something in detail unless it’s not been understood properly by the other people involved in your presentation. A different field of data where you keep it short and to the point should be put into the dashboard to increase your options regarding conveying the information. You can use a format like Power KPI which would make a summary of the multiple reports included.

Custom Visualizations

What are custom visualisations? How to use them? These are a few important questions which you need to find an answer for in order to be good at running Power BI. These visuals include line charts, bar charts, KPI, donut charts etc. Now when you want to create a business intelligence report, just the use of words is not enough. It’s difficult to make the people understand what information you have collected in that way. Visualizing content would allow you to express the information better and it is totally needed when you have piled a lot of reports into the file. The custom visualizations can be categorized  into three parts:-

  • Custom visual files
  • Organizational visuals
  • Marketplace visuals

Custom visual files contain codes which will be propelled to access custom visuals in your Power BI mobile app. Organizational visuals, on the other hand, are custom-made which are used by the organization within the organization. Marketplace visuals are the approved visuals from Microsoft which are given as a bonus to BI users through community service.

Software Development

Developments on Power BI may also include software development as a part of the refinement in the entire process. You have to understand how to create the perfect BI report. It will include factors such as speed, flexibility and security. When you’re working for a business house, you cannot sit back and relax before you present the information. It should be made available as soon as you can achieve the objective.

If there’s anything wrong with the data reports at any point, you should be quick to react towards it and make the much needed change. But most importantly, it is about using the information that keeps your security intact. It’s an area which you would acquire expertise on, with time and experience!

Quick Endnote Power BI is used by developers, IT professionals, subject matter experts, and business analysts. Some components of Power BI are power pivot and power maps and many more. These all components help in letting data in power BI to edit it, and generate a lot of patterns. Such mentioned development will further result in smooth usage and development of Power BI.

About the Author

Kevin Booth

Kevin’s role at EPC Group is Director of Operations where his experience ensures EPC technical team have all the required information, tools, and knowledge to exceed client expectations. Another aspect of Kevin’s daily task’s is to course correct an entire division keeping up with best practices alongside the latest technological threats.

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