Project Management & Analytics
Microsoft Project Online is a flexible online solution for end-to-end project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work. As the leader in the PPM market, Microsoft Project Online enables organizations to manage project demand, prioritization, and execution of projects and deliver intended business value. Power BI is a new exciting suite of business analytics tools to analyze data, share insights and provide a 360-degree view for your business users with their most important metrics in one place. It is a real-time cloud service integrated as part of the Office 365 platform and available on all devices. With just one click, users can explore data behind their dashboards using intuitive tools to finding answers easily and make informed business decisions.
Power BI & Project Online
When combining Project Online and Power BI, users can expect to gain full insight into their entire project portfolio from projects, resources, financials, prioritization and overall project health. With only a few clicks, users can zoom in from a high-level portfolio view into a single project event. Resource and project managers can easily view resource capacity across the entire project portfolio or zoom in to a specific resource, role, date, location or project with only a few clicks. Business users can combine project portfolio data with external systems such as SAP, Oracle, JD Edwards and other financial systems to gain insights into your project finances. Acting as a glue, Power BI allows consumers to connect to a wide variety of external systems, mash-up the data and visualize the combined data into meaningful dashboards and interactive reports.
There are numerous advantages of using Power BI with Project Online. Power BI is part of the Office 365 family thus not requiring any custom add-on or apps to work with Project Online. Furthermore, it is aligned with Microsoft's overall strategy "Cloud first, Mobile first" to allow businesses leverage existing Office 365 infrastructure. Lastly, it transforms the business user (PMs, Resource Managers, PMOs and Executives) from data consumers to active data analysts by reducing the time and complexity of data gathering process and empowering end-users to make informed business decisions.