5 Reasons Checkmate Uses Microsoft Power BI
Power BI (or Power Business Intelligence) is Microsoft’s data visualization tool that allows Checkmate to provide our clients with beautiful, intuitive and interactive reporting dashboards. It’s the software that allows us to take our clients’ huge quantities of data and display it in a way that is meaningful, digestible and enables them to understand precisely what is happening on the shop floor.
So, why Power BI? Here are 5 reasons why Checkmate chooses Power BI, and perhaps, why you should too.
1. No version numbers
Gone are the days of emailing large report files with confusing version numbers! Power BI reports are stored in the cloud on our website, so you always know where to find them. These reports also update every 3 hours to reflect the most recent data, thereby giving you the most accurate representation of what’s going on in your business.
2. Completely customisable
Power BI reports can be customised with a multitude of different charts, graph, tables and other tools to help you understand your data quickly and easily. Microsoft has really outdone themselves with some of Power BI’s advanced reporting visualisation options, such as their artificial intelligence image recognition feature.
3. Data sources and safety
Power BI accepts a very large range of data sources, allowing you to import data from all major data warehouses as well as Excel, PDF and other files.
So, even if you are happy with your enterprise management software, Checkmate can still build beautiful user-friendly reports from data captured through other mediums. All you need to do is provide us with a .xlsx or .csv file and we can use our Premium Power BI membership to get you fully customised easy-to-understand reports.
Plus, your data is stored safely in the cloud when processed by Power BI, so you don’t need to worry about any documents going missing!
(Iseminger et al.)
4. It gets better everyday
Power BI is on a continuous release cycle, meaning that new improvements are consistently released to ensure that you are viewing your business’ data with the best possible technology and processing.
4. Because they do.
Here is a list of some industry world-leaders who use Power BI for their data processing and reporting needs.
1. SAB (AB Inbev)
2. Standard Bank
5. Johnson Controls
These are large, multi-facility companies that use the best to be the best. Get in touch with us at https://checkmate.co.za/contact-us/ to join them!
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