Saturday, July 9, 2016

Power BI content pack for Xero now available

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Microsoft has just announced the ability to connect Xero accounting systems to Power BI:

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/explore-and-analyze-your-xero-data-with-power-bi/

This means you can easily view and report on your business accounting analytics using Microsoft’s free Power BI dashboard reporting tool.

More and more software vendors are moving to using Power BI as their reporting tool rather than attempting to building their own reporting engine. Why? First, because Power BI is such a great analytics tool and secondly because Microsoft have made the base Power BI offering free.

That therefore means there is little reason not be using Power BI to analyse your accounts but there is also the massive opportunity for IT resellers to sell services to customers using Xero now thanks to Power BI.

If you haven’t see Power BI then check out my tutorial here:

and then start getting into the opportunity Power BI provides!