Sustainable Power BI Governance

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If the purpose and benefits of a Power BI system can be summed up in words, it is “a system that transforms data to live and interactive visuals” and “a system that allows collaboration for smarter business decisions.”

What is a Power BI?

Power BI is essential to any business as it provides an analytics solution to let key decision-makers visualize relevant data. These pieces of crucial data allow sharing of business insights across the organization. 

Among the challenges faced by companies using Power BI involves the following: 

  • Data access and tooling improvement: The beauty of Power BI lies in the number of data streams and platforms the business can access upon sign-up. These data and tools are necessary to yield insightful and accurate visual reports for decision-makers. Then again, efficient data management is required to regularly and continuously generate a visualized representation of processed info. 
  • Lacking Power BI capabilities: There have been reports submitted to Microsoft concerning the ability of Power BI to process more than 20,000 to 30,000 data rows without experiencing any system issue. Power BI governance is needed to manage this capability limit. 
  • Non-involvement of BICC: This refers to the lack of Power BI ownership in the organization and an influx of 365 post rollout Power BI adoption. 
  • Increase in the number of external and internal projects: The sad thing accompanying this increase is the lack of supporting functions available. However, Microsoft is continuously rolling out updates for the multiple tools in the Office 365 ecosystem.

How can Power BI Governance Help Your Organization? 

Using a Power BI system is not the end of the process. System governance is as important as the system itself. Management takes care of the system deployment and also structures the goals for the data assets that the business governs. 

When it comes to corporate BI structuring, governance is essential to keep and strengthen system security and ensure adoption and data quality. Between these, adoption is the most significant factor of the Power BI deployment success. 

How to Choose the Right Service Provider

Experts in Power BI approaches the aforementioned challenges by having an in-depth understanding of their client’s business structure, security requirements, compliance, users, and business goals first. After this, they come up with a Power BI roadmap and governance plan that is customized to the needs of the company and is in line with its organizational goals

Their system governance roadmap aims to provide the necessary long-term and short-term strategies.  These also come with an implementation plan that outlines the tasks needed for each phase of the system deployment and continuous use. EPC Group will even go as far as providing support and resources necessary for each governance task. 

Experience and reputation are not the only factors that a business should look into when choosing the right system governance professional to hire. Approaches and strategies are as essential as the provider’s track record.

The main takeaway here is appropriate, and “spot-on” governance plans can only be achieved if the service provider understands the business environment, goals, and workflow seamlessly.

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