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Talk to David: Power BI

Q: Our company has always used spreadsheets, but there is so much data coming at us now that the number of different spreadsheets we are using is crazy. It is also getting harder and harder to analyze the data we have in those different files or have our team members work on them at the same time. What are you suggesting for "spreadsheet-overload" situations like this?

Working with lots of Excel spreadsheets, or dealing with silos of data from systems that don’t talk to each other, is a recipe for headaches and inefficiencies. It is also a guarantee that you won’t get the most that you can out of that data. If you are striving to transform your company into a Modern Workplace, moving to a solution like Power BI for your data analytics and business intelligence is critically important.

Because Power BI is part of the Microsoft 365 ecosystem, other tools your company is using can feed important data into to system where you can analyze it in ways you just could never do with some static spreadsheets.

So the real answer here about how to get past “spreadsheet-overload” is to start deprecating those sheets and look for more powerful data analytics tools that can do more for your company. If you’d like more information on options with Power BI, use the link to book some time to talk to me further about your specific needs.

Our new “Talking to David” series will focus on some of the actual questions and conversations our Strategic Account Consultant, David Cordeiro, is having with businesses big and small. Do you have similar questions? Click here to Talk to David!

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