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10 Key considerations for choosing a writeback solution in Power BI

You have probably explored using Microsoft Power Apps for data writeback from a Power BI report. In one of our previous posts, we learnt how this approach is a bit harder than it should be for business users, and yet more restrictive for advanced use cases. Since BI platforms & tools are optimized for reading […]

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Input & edit sales forecasts in a Power BI report

In the preceding blog, we looked at why sales meetings in many organizations are inefficient. Now let us explore how the combination of Inforiver & Power BI can transform your sales meetings using a sample scenario. The sales manager at ACME Corp meets with the sales team every Monday to discuss and capture the latest […]

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Driving productive sales meetings using Power BI

Weekly sales meetings are common a occurrence across organizations. A Sales Manager relies on periodic meetings to keep a pulse on the team’s performance and validates sales pipeline to ensure that the team is on track to meet the objectives. However, most sales meetings today are not run efficiently. Let us explore this with an […]

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Why writeback using Power BI + Power Apps is not for everyone

A standard option to write back data from a Power BI report to a database is by integrating Power Apps with Power BI. What is Power Apps? Power Apps is a service that helps users build and use apps that connect to business data. How does writeback happen using Power BI + Power Apps? You […]

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5 Reasons why Writeback is required in a Modern BI Stack

Almost all enterprise visualization software (including Power BI, Tableau, Spotfire, Qlik etc.,) do NOT provide database writeback as a capability out-of-the-box. One reason for this can be attributed to their origins in the BI platform ecosystem. It mainly consists of Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) systems that are read-optimized. Think of your enterprise data warehouse that […]

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Dynamic and nested Top N + Others in Power BI

In one of our previous posts titled The Business Case for Top N + Others, we briefly looked into the following: Top N Analysis and its significance Preferred format for reporting: Top N + Others with grand total Key variants of Top N* Nested Top N* Top & Bottom N combinations* N with numeric & […]

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The Business Case for dynamic & nested Top N + Others reports

In business scenarios, it is very common for decision-makers to examine the following: Customers contributing to the most revenue Spend Categories that consume most of the budget Key vendors from whom we procure the most … and more. This type of analysis is also in line with the Pareto principle, which states that 80% of […]

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5 ways to run dynamic what-if simulations in Power BI 

Everyday business decision-making involves stakeholders asking a lot of ‘what-if’ questions. For example, what if oil prices go up to a certain level? What if our suppliers increase their costs by 4%? What if our attrition increases by more than the permissible limit? However, typical business intelligence and reporting tools fail to provide this very […]

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Table and Matrix as Visuals = The Same but Different, Use Wisely

Table vs Matrix Visuals: Key Differences? Table and matrix visuals differ from your typical chart & graphs. Unlike other visualizations, they represent data closest to its original form. They feature values in numeric form rather than focusing upon visual qualities. Generally, tables and matrices are very commonly used to display dense value structures in static […]

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Inforiver simplifies Pricing Plans

Updated - June 01, 2022 *Inforiver Charts has been renamed to Inforiver Analytics+, a 3-in-1 visual for dashboards and storyboards. It offers 50+ charts, cards, and tables. For the past several months, we had the opportunity to work closely with Inforiver customers and prospects. Most of our early adopter customers have modernized their reporting capabilities […]

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