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With the new technology releases from Microsoft, Business Intelligence can come in the form of a combination of SQL Server and non-SQL Server data sources and the delivery intelligence through SharePoint 2016, Office 365 (Power BI), SharePoint Online and Microsoft Office.
EPC Group has deep expertise in accessing external line-of-business (LOB) systems with Power BI as well as working with the BCS via APIs as well as OData both on-premise, cloud-based or via a Hybrid Business Intelligence architecture to ensure your BI effort is scalable and forward-compatible to meet your business and technology roadmap requirements.
To learn more about EPC Group's Office 365 Power BI Consulting Services and Solutions, visit EPC Group's Office 365 Power BI offerings page.
EPC Group's Business Intelligence consultants and developers utilize SharePoint 2016's Business Connectivity Services (BCS) that provides for the ability to integrate with data that is stored outside of SharePoint in to SharePoint 2016 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 2016's search to be able to provide your users with search results from data across the enterprise using native elements such as the SharePoint 2016 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 2016's updated app model and the new Office 365 API Tools.
EPC Group'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.
EPC Group 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 BI sites in Office 365 and SharePoint Online allow users to share, view, and interact with reports in a collaborative manner. EPC Group 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. EPC Group 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.
With the latest releases of Microsoft SharePoint 2016, SQL Server 2012 R2, Office 365, and Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft has released a number of powerful tools that comprise the overall Microsoft Business Intelligence stack. EPC Group has been involved in hundreds of successful initiatives to implement, configure and develop BI solutions around the latest Microsoft BI Stack which components are as follows: