Tips and Tricks of a Power BI (Premium) Implementation at a Financial Institute

Target Audience:

Do you consider implementing Power BI or already buying Premium capacity?
Do you struggle with the number of Power BI licenses to give out?
Do you struggle between tight IT-control or user-friendliness of creating workspaces?
A basic knowledge of Power BI is assumed, there’s no deep technical knowledge necessary.


Back to September 2016: Power BI is new, shiny and hot. It is the tool of the moment, so people cannot wait to get their hands on it.
Fast forward 6 months, there is more traction within the business, trainings are given and workshops are held. The adoption of Power BI is growing. Some departments already use Power BI very extensively and incorporate it in their day-to-day processes. Due to this quick success there is uncertainty regarding the right support team for incidents and problems.
Because an app workspace creates an Office 365 group with a lot of artifacts behind the scenes, the creation workflow is controlled by IT. Unfortunately this inhibits the end users.
We require more governance, not to further bother the users, but it is essential to stay in control. Responsibilities need to be better aligned between IT and the business. And what to do with Power BI Premium?
In this session attendees will be taken along this Power BI journey, with tips, tricks, do’s and don’ts during the implementation of Power BI (Premium) at a financial institute in the Netherlands.
Attendees will walk away with guidelines and practical tips from a real-world implementation of Power BI (Premium) with 750+ users.

Why I Want to Present This Session:

I’d like to share our approach to implementing Power BI. Share the good and the bad. There were things that worked out good, others didn’t.

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