At Valto our Power BI experts can provide training and guidance on all aspects of Power BI, from choosing and inputting your data sources to training on Power Bi service and customising your reports.
We can show you how to add your reports to the other Microsoft application you use so that everyone has access to the reports they need and allows you to work collaboratively with your teams.
Valto are Microsoft Gold Partners, and we have extensive knowledge of the whole Microsoft stack. We will be able to guide you on any updates and new features that come through as soon as they are available. Our team have years of experience in automating processes and report building in Power Bi so we can help to streamline your business processes.
Automatically share your Power BI reports
Power BI is an incredible tool for data analysis and visualisation. The interactive reports let you focus on the key takeaways from your data, whilst being able to click into the charts and graphs to view more detailed data you require. Although there are some excellent benefits to viewing Power BI reports in Power BI, sometimes you will need the option to share those reports with others that may not have a Power BI licence or to print them off to put into other documents or presentations.
You can export your reports and dashboards from Power BI service into PDF or your chosen export format, so that you can easily share your data with whoever you need to and set these reports to go out automatically to users of your choice. You also have the option to set up a workflow in Power Automate to automatically export your reports to PDF and either save them in a chosen location or email them to chosen users.
What is Power BI?
Power BI is a powerful data analytics tool that allows you to extract data from different data sources and pull it all into one place to create visual dashboards and reports on the key areas you would like to focus on. With the interactive reporting style that Power BI reports offer, you can create engaging and informative reports to share with your colleagues.
Power Bi reports can be integrated into other Microsoft applications like Teams channels or Sharepoint pages, allowing users to always have access to up to date data. Depending on which Power BI licence you have will depend on how many times your data is refreshed a day, or you have the option to create your own schedule for your data to update.
Power BI Exports through Power BI Service
Power BI Desktop is the application used to connect different data sources and transform the data into different models to suit your objective. Power BI service is a cloud-based application that allows users to view and edit the reports that Power BI Desktop creates. It also allows users to save reports in different workspaces where users can work collaboratively on reports and dashboards. In Power BI service you can create schedules which will automatically pull real-time data into dashboards and reports, and you can also schedule for those reports to be exported and emailed to whomever you would like to view them.
There are some limitations to exporting your PDFs using this method currently. You cannot currently filter specific pages of your report so you will need to export the full report each time you want to create a PDF, there are also some limitations to whom you can send the export to. Certain organisational policies may prohibit you from sending your exports to people outside of your organisation, although this can sometimes be rectified in the Power BI Admin centre.
In Power BI service you can choose whether you would like the report exported as a whole, or if you would like to export the report after you have added your own filters and slices to the data to make the information more personal to you. You also have the option to select only the current page to export if you do not need the whole of the report in a PDF. The export may take a few minutes to complete, once it is done you can save the PDF file and share it as you wish.
Automating your PDF Exports through Power automate
Another option you have when wanting to export PDFs from Power BI is to use Power Automate.
Power Automate is a tool from Microsoft which allows users to create automatic workflows. It can create automated processes between different applications, synchronise certain files, provide automatic notifications and automatically collect data from certain sources.
The software works by using triggers which in turn create chain reactions, meaning time-consuming, repetitive tasks can be automated without any user input.
Valto Power BI Experts
At Valto we can offer help and guidance with all your Power BI needs. We offer training sessions for all types of abilities, that we can tailor to your business to ensure you are getting the right information for your requirements.
Our Power BI consultants can advise you on how Power BI can help your business processes and how automation can reduce time spent on manual tasks to improve your business productivity.
Want to find out more about the features of Power BI? Speak to our team of power BI experts today
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an automated Power BI export?
Automated Power BI reports are reports you set up to automatically download and either send to others or save in a desired location. This saves time in what would usually be a manual task to get information to other users.
What are the benefits of automated PDF exports?
When you choose automated report exports from Power BI, you can free up valuable time that would usually be spent finding the data you need and compiling manual reports. Automation is a simple process that our team can easily set up to save you time and money.
What is Power BI Service?
Power BI Service is the name given to the cloud-based Power BI application. It allows you to create your reports from the data that has been pulled into Power BI and create rules and automation for your reports helping you to work more collaboratively on your data.
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