Govern and Monitor Your Power BI Deployment with Power BI

You have Power BI, now what? With any new technology implementation, there are going to be some challenges to overcome such as how are you going to govern and monitor it. Luckily, you just deployed a new tool that can help you with that.

Implementing modern Business Intelligence (BI) tools continues to be a hot trend across all industries. Companies are quickly realizing they need improved reporting and analytics that are automated, provide improved visuals and drive quicker business insights. Microsoft Power BI is the market leader as it provides flexibility, horsepower, and advanced functionality all at an affordable price point.

  • Newly created reports are getting little usage
  • Different dashboards are providing different versions of the truth
  • Report performance is sluggish
  • Users don’t understand the data they are looking at on the new dashboards
  • Little to no relevant training on the dashboards
Power BI Audit Dashboards
Power BI Audit Dashboards
  • Track the usage of each report, workspace, dataset, app, etc.
  • Determine which datasets and reports are not getting used and may need to be retired.
  • Provides metrics such as most used reports, time of data refreshes, consumption methods, etc.
  • Track peak usage times by item to help with preventative maintenance and ensure dashboard responsiveness.
Data Dictionary
  • Provide definition of datasets, dataset fields, and measures (calculations) that reside in each workspace.
  • Allow the users to identify which views/tables are being utilized as well as the attributes of those views/tables for each dataset.
  • Provide developers with quick view of the calculations for each Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) measures.
  • Provide the business with a consolidated master listing of KPIs as training material and help improve data consistency and accuracy across all the Power BI dashboards.

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