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Power BI Training for Business Success

21 April 2023

Power BI Training for Business Success

Introduction: As the demand for data-driven decision-making increases, businesses are turning to tools like Power BI to gain valuable insights into their operations. However, it's not enough to simply implement the tool; staff must be properly trained to use it effectively. In this case study, we'll explore how JBI Training, a provider of Power BI training courses, was able to train staff to implement Power BI solutions for their clients, ultimately leading to increased business success.

Background: JBI Training was approached by a medium-sized retailer that was struggling to make sense of their data. The retailer had implemented Power BI on their own, but were not seeing the results they had hoped for. They realized that their staff needed proper training to use the tool effectively, and turned to us for help.

Solution: We worked with the retailer to design a custom training program that would meet their specific needs. The program allowed staff to learn the theory behind Power BI as well as how to apply that theory in real-world scenarios. With the initial course in Power BI fundamentals we were able to train staff to start using Power Bi and then supply further training to really utilize its capabilities. 

The training program covered a range of topics, including data modeling, data visualization, and report creation. Staff learned how to import data into Power BI, create data models, and use visualization tools to identify trends and patterns in their data. They also learned how to create reports and dashboards that would allow them to monitor their operations in real-time.

JBI Training offers a variety of Power BI training courses to suit the needs of businesses of all sizes. For the retailer in this case study, JBI Training designed a custom training program that was delivered remotely and addressed the needs of the organization. The program covered topics such as data modeling, data visualization, and report creation. 

The courses were customized and a part of an ongoing training programme.  The Power BI training, was based on three of JBI Trainings most popular courses and delivered to different sets of staff as we trained the organisation in Power BI. 

The Power BI Fundamentals training course taught staff  how to gain new skills for data visualization, data modeling, and data analysis, and how to apply these to create compelling data stories that drive business value. The Power BI Beyond the Basics was delivered to staff once they had gained some familiarity with Power BI they were taught to maximize Power BI's features - Create outstanding Visuals and complex Calculations in DAX. We also delivered our Power BI - Visualization training course allowing maximizing Power BI's features to create outstanding visualizations. 

Results: The training program was a success, and staff were able to use Power BI more effectively to gain valuable insights into the retailer's operations. They were able to create custom reports and dashboards that provided a high-level view of their operations, and were able to drill down into their data to identify the root causes of problems.

As a result, the retailer was able to make more informed decisions based on their data. They were able to optimize their inventory levels to ensure that they always had the right products in stock, and were able to identify and address issues with underperforming stores. They also found that they were able to make more informed decisions about which products to stock, which helped them to increase their sales and profitability.

Conclusion: Proper training is essential for businesses that want to use Power BI effectively. By working with a provider like JBI Training, businesses can ensure that their staff are properly trained and equipped to use the tool to its full potential. 

If you're interested in learning more about Power BI training, JBI Training offers a variety of courses to suit your needs. Whether you're new to Power BI or looking to advance your skills, JBI Training has a course for you. Check out our website for more information and to register for a course:

Here are some links to official Microsoft documentation and resources related to Power BI:

  1. Power BI Documentation: This is the official documentation for Power BI, provided by Microsoft. It includes tutorials, how-to guides, and reference material to help you learn how to use Power BI:

  2. Power BI Guided Learning: This is a series of interactive tutorials that will help you learn how to use Power BI. The tutorials cover a range of topics, from basic concepts to advanced techniques:

  3. Power BI Community: This is a forum where you can ask questions and get help from other Power BI users. You can also find resources and best practices for using Power BI:

  4. Power BI YouTube Channel: This is the official YouTube channel for Power BI. It includes videos and tutorials that will help you learn how to use Power BI:

  5. JBI Training: JBI Training is a provider of Power BI training courses for businesses of all sizes. Their courses are designed to help businesses get the most out of Power BI, and include both classroom training and hands-on exercises. With a number of articles and How-to guides this is a great resource of help with Power BI: JBI Training BLOG


About the author: Craig Hartzel
Craig is a self-confessed geek who loves to play with and write about technology. Craig's especially interested in systems relating to e-commerce, automation, AI and Analytics.

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