1 What is Report Bursting and why is it important?
In today’s data-driven world, businesses generate a massive amount of information that needs to be analyzed, interpreted, and presented to various stakeholders. However, the challenge lies in delivering this information in a format that is easy to understand and digest.
Report bursting allows businesses to create a single report and then distribute it to multiple recipients in an easy to consume format. This means that each user receives only the relevant data that they need, rather than the entire report.
The benefits of report bursting include:
- Personalization: Report bursting allows businesses to personalize reports based on user preferences. This means that each user receives only the data that is relevant to them, making it easier to digest and act upon.
- Time-Saving: Report bursting can save businesses a lot of time as it eliminates the need to create multiple reports for different users. Instead, a single report is created and then broken down into smaller segments that can be delivered to individual recipients.
- Improved Decision-Making: Report bursting can help businesses make better decisions by providing users with the information they need in a format that is easy to understand. This means that users can quickly identify trends and patterns, allowing them to make informed decisions based on accurate data.
- Increased Efficiency: By delivering reports to individual recipients, businesses can increase efficiency by reducing the amount of time users spend searching for the data they need. This means that users can focus on other tasks that are more critical to their job functions.
2 What Industries Could Benefit from Report Bursting
Report bursting can be applied in various industries, including healthcare, finance, and retail. Here are some examples of how report bursting can be used in different industries:
- Healthcare: In healthcare, report bursting can be used to distribute patient reports to individual doctors based on their preferences. For example, a radiology report can be segmented.
- Sales Performance Reports: A multinational retail company generates monthly sales performance reports for each region and store location. With report bursting, the company can automatically distribute these reports to respective regional managers and store managers, ensuring that they receive the relevant data and insights specific to their areas of responsibility.
3 How are report burst distributed?
Email is widely recognized as the most popular delivery method, and the convenience of receiving certain reports by email cannot be overstated. What’s nice about email is that it preserves a snapshot of the data as it was at a certain point in time, while interactive reports continue to change over time. Pushing reports out to the field teams and mobile users is a great way to provide value to those who are not spending their day at their computers.
4 Doesn’t Power BI offer report bursting through their service?
Sort of, but not really. Power BI has what they call Report Subscriptions. Here are some of the limitations:
- All recipients need a Power BI license to interact with the report.
- You cannot send the entire report if it has more than one page unless you pay $5,000 per month for their Premium Service. You can only send the active tab of the report.
- You can only email up to 24 users per subscription.
- You cannot pre-filter the Power BI reports before they are sent out.
5 How does Podium BI Handle Report Bursting?
Podium BI Allows you to send Power BI reports via email to internal or external users without worrying about additional licensing cost. With Podium BI you only need 1 Power BI Pro license. Podium BI report bursting allow you to:
- Schedule and send the entire report to as many recipients as you like without worrying about if they have a Power BI license. You can even send an interactive version of the report.
- Send multiple Power BI reports in a single email in a variety of formats such as PDF, PNG, and PowerPoint
- Pre-filter the reports so the recipient only sees their relevant data, works seamlessly with Row Level Security