09-10-2019 14:26 PM - last edited 09-12-2019 10:59 AM
The first in this series by by PowerApps MVPs, Ike Ellis will sho how you can create a solution that enables a mobile sales force to update their own Power BI reports.
Webinar on this topic: September 12th 10AM PST
Watch it live: https://aka.ms/IkeEllisWebinar
One of my customers is a very large RV dealer with multiple locations. They allow sales people to set their own monthly goals. They wanted a Power BI report that would update when sales came into the database and when salespeople updated their particular goals for each month. Creating an updateable report is a very common request from customers.
Each RV dealership is humongous. RVs are individually large, so when you’re selling a lot of them, the lots have to be pretty large to accommodate them. It is very difficult to cover a lot that size in WIFI. Additionally, sales people often engage with customers away from the dealership. This made Microsoft PowerApps an ideal solution for updating their goals and sales. PowerApps for mobile devices can use the mobile network, in addition to WIFI. PowerApps can use the PowerApps gateway to query and update records in databases that are behind firewalls.
Combining PowerApps with Power BI, along with all the Azure services, really makes each individual product so much more powerful and compelling to the customer. If we’re comparing Power BI with its competitors, emphasizing how easy it is to integrate with these other products is a major competitive advantage. After we showed a demo of the solution to the customer, it was an easy sell. There really is no competition.
Walk through blog post can be found here: