AQL has used SharePoint as a central enterprise repository for displaying BI reports. May it be in the form of SQL Server Reporting Services, or one of SharePoint server’s enterprise features like Excel, Visio, or PerformancePoint Services.
Users shouldn’t have to navigate through a handful of proprietary systems when it is possible to collect all of the necessary data into SharePoint.
Whether you are looking for static reports to see a specific set of information, or a dynamic parameterized dashboards that provides interactivity to see data in a number of ways, dataBridge can help you centralize and visualize your business data, turning it into Business Intelligence.
AQL’s BI consultants and developers utilize SharePoint 2013’s Business Connectivity Services (BCS) that provides for the ability to integrate with data that is stored outside of SharePoint in to SharePoint 2013 as well as Office 365 and other Microsoft solutions.
We utilize the BCS to “surface” the data as it enables the data to be integrated into SharePoint, Office 365, SharePoint Online and other Microsoft solutions in reports or lists for BI initiatives or into SharePoint 2013’s search to be able to provide your users with search results from data across the enterprise using native elements such as the SharePoint 2013 search connector framework.
EPC Group’s consulting and development teams can work with you to integrate your external line-of-business (LOB) systems using tailored custom solutions to securely interact with multiple data sources regardless of their location or underlying platform using not only the BCS but also using the REST API, OData sources, OAuth sources, WCF data and the numerous APIs available via SharePoint 2013’s updated app model and the new Office 365 API Tools.
AQL’s deep expertise in designing and implementing hybrid cloud architectures, enables seamless connectivity for on-premises data to be securely accessed in the cloud. Power BI works seamlessly with Excel to create content, data models, and visualizations which also providing the capability to share, collaborate, and extend those insights.
AQL will work with you to review your organization’s licensing model to ensure you procure the capabilities required to meet your exact needs.
Power BI’s features and functionality are robust and are as follows:
- Power Query allows users to easily discover and connect to data from public and corporate data sources
- Power Pivot allows users the ability to create a sophisticated Data Model directly in Excel.
- Power View creates reports and analytical views with interactive data visualizations and search capabilities for your organization’s users
- Power Map provides for users to explore and navigate geospatial data on a 3D map experience in Excel
Power BI sites in Office 365 and SharePoint Online allow users to share, view, and interact with reports in a collaborative manner. AQL provides expertise in Power BI’s Q&A feature that uses natural language queries to find, explore and report your data in the format and to the device you desire.
Power BI’s Query and Data Management features allow your users to share and manage queries and data sources, and view query usage analytics. AQL will design and implement a business intelligence solution for your organization’s Office 365 platform with Power BI site for users to share, view, and interact with the available reports.