4 Power BI Challenges that Companies Face

Power BI has taken the business world by storm, a good one, and it’s no wonder that companies are rushing to integrate this brilliant tool into their operations. This incredibly versatile solution helps leadership teams gain a better understanding of their business and make better business decisions, without the need for code. A wide variety of data sources can be used to create custom reports and analytics when using Power BI.

There are, however, some challenges businesses face when implementing Power BI. Your Power BI investments will reap more benefits when you overcome these challenges. 


Challenge 1 –  Under-defined needs – Personalization Challenge

Every business has needs that it wants to address. Although Power BI is extremely effective at addressing these needs, it is not possible for executives to maximize its potential if it is implemented in an uncalculated way. This happens especially when different teams across the organization have different requirements from Power BI and need personalized inputs. 

Businesses can address this challenge by assessing the nature of all the users’ needs at all levels of the business and customize Power BI for each individual user depending on his use-case and empirical usage patterns.


Challenge 2 – Insufficient inter-team collaboration

When departments work in silos, a proper user assessment can become difficult and can hurt the true potential of Power BI. When teams work together and share all information and data, they can build better future initiatives by capitalizing on a Power BI dashboard. For example, the sales and marketing teams can work together on devising new business initiatives based on the insights gained from a Power BI dashboard. 

Challenge 3 – Too many dashboards

A Matillion survey found that of all the participants, 27.4% found it challenging to report/analyze data across multiple dashboards. Finding relevant information, quite logically, can be a tough thing when data is spread across multiple places.


Challenge 4 – Insufficient adoption by staff

Not every business has a well-adopted data culture. Often, departments lack time, data acumen, and resources to support enterprise-wide Power BI adoption and shy away. In adopting the path of least resistance, they export their data and perform analyses elsewhere. According to a McKinsey report, less than 10% of companies have adopted BI platforms efficiently. And this is true, with so many dashboards and reports flying around, many times users miss out on the visibility front, leading to less usage and lower adoption. 

Power BI and Beagle – The Deadly Duo to solve your problems

All the above problems can be addressed when businesses are able to fully understand and adopt Power BI. In the world of modern business intelligence, simplicity and efficiency are the cornerstones of innovative solutions. Keeping that in mind, we created Beagle – the AI data assistant works on top of your existing Power BI infrastructure and helps to:


  • Deliver personalized data inputs to users depending on their needs, frequency, historical usage in the form of Nudges
  • Promotes inter-team collaboration through a uniquely crafted Narrative Board
  • Brings all your reports on a single platform to give you wider visibility 
  • Drives Power BI adoption by enabling users to make the most out of their unused Power BI reports


To know more about the ways Beagle and Power BI make your life easier, check this out.