Solution providers that diversify their product lines with business intelligence
services never regret the investment. Reporting and analytics are in high demand right now and will continue to evolve – so what’s stopping you from getting on board?
The biggest barrier most companies face in launching a Power BI
practice is qualified resources. You need DAX and M-Query level programmers and data scientists to build the fundamentals of your BI service offering. As a relatively new discipline, unfortunately, there aren’t a large pool of highly trained and certified Power BI consultants to choose from.
You’re faced with 3 options:
- Hire an experienced team
- Train your internal staff
The decision can be overwhelming but the bottom line is that you can’t launch a successful Power BI practice without the analytical brains behind it. Experienced Power BI resources are costly to recruit and retain, while inexperienced resources are functional but challenging.
Although there are a lot of factors that contribute to this decision, in our Power BI whitepaper
we take a look at costs. What are the costs associated with recruiting a team of experts? Do you need to provide additional training to your existing staff? What are the costs of retaining your team of experts, so they don’t move to another company with better benefits?
You’ll find out the answers to this (and more) in our the whitepaper, “5 Ways to Beat the Competition to Success with Power BI
” Expanding your service offering is the right answer, but remember, there are always options to do it better, faster, and cheaper!