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Variance analysis in Power BI using Inforiver Charts 

Inforiver Charts for Power BI provides users with the capability to compare performance and benchmark with variance visualized in both absolute & % terms.  In this blog, let us look at some of the key capabilities delivered by Inforiver Charts for performing variance analysis.  1. Horizontal and vertical orientations  The variance chart is useful for […]

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10 key considerations for a commentary solution in Power BI 

In an earlier blog, we explored how comments are different from notes, and how many Power BI ‘commenting’ solutions in the market today are in fact just implementations of ‘notes’.   Power BI does provide a native, true, out-of-the-box commenting capability. It supports report-level and visual-level commenting including @mentions and collaborative conversations. However, data level commenting […]

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Hierarchical variance analysis in Power BI

It’s not an exaggeration to state that organizations have hierarchies all around. Consider the following:  Regions - Country, State, City  Products – Categories, Subcategories, Products, SKUs  People – CXO, VP, Directors, Managers, Associates  Finance – General Ledger (GL) hierarchy  When a business wants to assess performance for a particular region, product or department against a […]

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Implement SUM measure totals in Power BI (without using DAX)

In Microsoft Power BI, quite often, the results in total rows do not correspond to the sum of the individual rows when DAX measures are used. This is because the total is computed based on the DAX formula. To obtain the correct total, one may have to write complicated DAX queries which is quite a […]

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Inforiver Enterprise October 2022 Update 

Welcome to the Inforiver Enterprise October 2022 update. We are thrilled to announce several new features and key enhancements most anticipated by our Inforiver community! Inforiver Enterprise SaaS edition is now available for purchase in Microsoft Appsource!  Key enhancements in this 1.7 release are listed below. Feel free to jump to any specific section for more details.  […]

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Inforiver Matrix October 2022 Update  

Welcome to the Inforiver Matrix October 2022 update. We are thrilled to announce several new features and key enhancements (for all the editions) most anticipated by our Inforiver community!    Key enhancements in this v1.7 release include:  1. Pivot mode One of the most widely requested features, Excel-like pivot mode is now available in Inforiver!Inforiver supports […]

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5 ways to supercharge your Power BI Conditional Formatting

Conditional formatting in dashboards and reports are key to guide users’ attention to specific performance areas. Compared to charts, tabular reports have higher information density which makes conditional formatting a lot more useful. The Power BI table and matrix visuals provide conditional formatting that can be applied in the form of font color, background color, […]

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7 things to consider when you migrate reports from Tableau to Power BI

Migrating reports from Tableau to Power BI can get highly complicated depending on your report volume.   To ensure that your migration initiative goes successful, you need to consider the following factors before you commence the initiative:  Infrastructure: Understand the licensing landscape of Power BI as you have several options to choose from. Figure out which […]

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Notes vs. Comments: Excel changed its nomenclature – should Power BI be left behind?

If you think your Power BI report supports dynamic comments, think again. What are often implemented in Power BI reports as ‘Comments’ – either through PowerApps or third-party visuals – are simply filterable notes. But what is the difference? How does it matter? “Most implementations of ‘Comments’ in Power BI, including those in custom visuals, […]

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Best Fonts for Financial Reporting

Financial statements, sales forecasts, budget plans, annual reports, investor presentations, and many other forms of everyday reporting have one thing in common – they contain a lot of numbers, usually presented in tabular form. Representing tabular data requires a slightly different approach than rendering a huge volume of text as seen in books and newspapers. […]

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