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charlieg6-Jan-21 16:38
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adudley2566-Jan-21 22:28
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While things come back round, you'll find user expectations are way different.

Everybody has an iPad or some touch device and wants instant touch and play on the reports.

We've moved to Power BI (at great cost) and people love it.

MS is putting a lot of effort behind it, and the desktop version is free if you just want to see what's possible.

If you know excel, you can create a report simply (if the devs setup certified data sets or similar, or you have access to do so).

You'll want the 'application owns the data' integration (MS website will lead you down P1 (£5k/month min) where you end up with all your customers on active directory)... However, you can just use an A1 (£700/month) under this method:
<a href="https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/developer/embedded/embed-sample-for-your-organization">Embed content in your Power BI embedded analytics application enabling better embedded BI insights for your organization - Power BI | Microsoft Docs</a>[<a href="https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/developer/embedded/embed-sample-for-your-organization" target="_blank" title="New Window">^</a>]

You can start with no cost, see what's possible.

The user interface is great.

What you can't do....
If you want a report of an 'invoice', this is not the tool for that. Then you're back at SSRS type reports in Power BI (also back to £5l/month min!)

If you wanted an interactive report of say, all your stock, how it's sold over time and filter it by whatever you want, then this is the tool.

If you want, it is possible to have a subset of user's with full power bi access... they can then create their own dashboards from all / any part of your reports. You can then make that available in your application.

So there is a sliding scale of how much you use it.

To anybody who's making simple spreadsheets and then wants some charts... go download power bi desktop for free and click 'get data' and choose your excel sheet... make a nice chart etc. and then you can update the sheet and the report updates too!

Given that, if the reports are for INTERNAL use only (not customers) you can, actually use power bi with no cost, I know of one huge organisation that's doing that.. and we're like great, but if you want all these 1000's of user's to access it, it's going to cost you... so the MS grand plan to take your money works in the end!
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