Want to make your reports become instantly more understandable and actionable? Enter P&L variance commentary directly within Power BI with Visual Planner. Often, Power BI dashboards and reports do not hold any comments or notes that would explain your figures, values and variances. If you can pull these explanations into your Power BI dashboards, users are able to better recognise what needs to be done and execute it accordingly.
How to Make Commentary Dynamic
End users no longer need to inefficiently enter comments in Excel or SharePoint and wait for the next scheduled refresh, and all data is stored on a database in your environment, ensuring any historical commentary can easily be filtered back to.
With Visual Planner, Finance teams can easily create, update and finalise budgets & forecasts. The integration of variance analysis further compliments this process by enabling users to efficiently access the most relevant commentary when creating new scenarios.
The Pros to Dynamic Power BI Commentary
The best reason to integrate this business process into Power BI is so you will always have a record of the commentary in a structured database. From here, you are able to refer back to it as often as you need. This also holds individuals accountable for the commentary they write. The dynamic commentary is a terrific technique to making the most out of your dashboards or reports.
Power BI has changed the way we report and perform data analysis. By using dynamic commentary in day-to-day business processes you will dramatically increase user efficiency of data capture and foster a culture of open communication across the organisation.
Interested in learning what dynamic Power BI commentary can do for your business? Contact Prima Consulting to learn more!
To be able to add comments to shared reports and collaborate with others, you will require a Power BI and Visual Planner licence. Discover more information on these products here:
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