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Microsoft Power BI Consultancy

Enabling your business to create interactive data visualisations and share insights across your business

MHR and Microsoft: transforming your data into valuable insights to deliver strategic decision making

Let MHR show you how Power BI can quickly turn your data into visualisations that you can use to make data driven decisions. 

62% of organisations with Microsoft Power BI licenses are not utilising them to their full potential.

As a Microsoft Partner for Data Analytics and Data Platform, we have the experience to help you utilise your existing estate and advise on how to ensure you get the maximum impact and return.

Microsoft Power BI allows businesses to link their data from multiple platforms to common applications such as Office 365, Dynamics 365, Azure, and hundreds of other apps.

Our expert teams offer a range of solutions to help organisations with their data strategy including:

  • Power BI implementation consultancy advice, designed for rapid return on investment 
  • Business-specific scoping to define desired outcomes from Power BI, enabling us to cover precisely the areas of support needed 
  • Data hygiene and migration support, including implementation project management and migration from existing analytics tools to Power BI 
  • Expert input on configuration and connecting on-premise data sources to the cloud 
  • Assistance with a seamless iTrent integration for MHR customers
  • User training, including a comprehensive knowledge transfer to power users 
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    MHR can help you realise the benefits of Microsoft Power BI

    We understand that capturing and linking different datasets is step one for a business. Step two is ensuring the data is actionable and can easily be visualised.

    Many organisations struggle to apply actions to their data confidently. As experts in data analytics, we can support your business in ensuring you understand what the possibilities of Power BI are and refine these possibilities to suit your organisation's required outcomes.

    Build resilience

    Let historical data help inform future decision making by identifying trends in your business data and act quickly to reduce time spent on tasks and save costs.

    Encourage collaboration

    Collaborate on reports and share them across your business. The simplicity of the data visualisation tools enables users to understand the data from multiple data sources, dashboards and utilise familiar tools.

    Just in time information

    Through dashboards, at the push of a button, you can see your business’s real time information easily, ensuring a common set of data for all to see and act on.

    Identify patterns

    Optimise your business by understanding all the data connections across your business. You'll be able to  clearly see and analyse patterns and make confident strategic decisions.

    Transform legacy data

    Ingest data from existing systems, platforms and other third-party tools to create a simple dashboard the whole business will understand.

    One source of truth

    Combine pre-built apps with data from across the organisation to make faster, better-informed decisions. Enable managers to easily track and address the biggest recurring issues impacting your business.

    Realise the power of MHR and Microsoft Power BI together

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    Unlock the full potential of your people data

    In addition to bespoke consultancy, we have also hardwired Microsoft Power BI’s capabilities directly into our iTrent People Analytics Platform – a single, instantly deployable framework and data mart, allowing you to extract key HR data, instantly extract key insights and combine this with data from across the organisation to make faster, better-informed decisions.

    People Analytics, Absence Analytics and Payroll Analytics are ready-to-use apps built with Power BI. However your HR data is currently stored and managed, these apps can be put to work rapidly, enabling users to track performance, report, plan, analyse and realise the full value of your people data.


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    iTrent People Analytics with Power BI

    Get a full overview of employees by reviewing headcount, number of positions, turnover, retention and salary costs. Identify trends and cross-reference against department demographics for diversity and inclusion objectives.

    Act smart by drilling into these departments of interest to help inform future planning and hiring decisions.

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    iTrent Absence Analytics with Power BI 

    Gather a complete view of employee absence across your organisation. Analyse absence peaks and troughs and identify areas requiring possible intervention.

    Drill into employee-level data to highlight individuals to monitor. Identify working days lost and associated costs to your organisation.


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    iTrent Payroll Analytics with Power BI

    With a full overview of payroll and associated costs, analyse individual and multiple payroll and pension streams to see how they impact on overall costs.

    View historical trends in detail and filter down into particular categories of interest, e.g. by gender, ethnicity or age.


    Yes, Power BI can be used on android phones and devices, iOS devices and Windows 10 devices through native apps.

    Power BI is a cloud-based solution. However, it's possible to securely transfer data between on premise data sources and the Power BI service using Microsoft's on premise data gateway.

    Every user will need a Power BI Pro licence (activated through Office 365). We can offer full licencing advice.

    This is the on premise equivalent of the cloud based Power BI Service combined with a Microsoft SQL Reporting Services server. It gives you the ability to publish Power BI paginated and other reports via a browser or mobile device.