In September 2022 we ran a free full day in-person conference at the Microsoft Reactor in London where dozens of Finance/BI professionals had the opporutnity to learn from recongised industry experts (and of course eachother!) through engaging presentations/demos and hands-on workshops.
The presentations were all recorded and are available below. Click on the PPF conference flyer to see the speaker line-up and review the sessions below!
In this session Ian Pike (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ipike/) - a Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft UK - reveals the secret sauce of how Microsoft have managed to achieve phenomenal growth whilst maintaining a near static headcount in their finance function! Whilst they of course use their own tools (including Power BI!) to achieve this efficiency, it's not all about the technology! Rather, a large part is about individuals cultivating a growth mindset, developing user-created learning content and building a community focused on innovation and personal growth!
In this session Microsoft MVP and London Business Analytics Group (LBAG) Community Leader Mark Wilcock (https://www.linkedin.com/in/zomalex/) covers how to :
In this session, Chris Barber (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christoph...) shows that:
In this video Belinda Allen shares 25 tips for financial reporting and modelling with Power BI including how to work with the Chart of Accounts, creating measures for chart/page titles and calculating financial KPIs such as AP/AR Turnover, Inventory Turnover and Current Ratio
Sessions 5/6: Financial Reporting with Power BI [Rishi Sapra] - these are included as part of the PPF Financial Reporting with Power BI Course
In this session Mike Zack (COO of Acterys) presents a self-service solution for financial consolidation, planning and reporting. With 700+ connectors to common source systems and pre-built template accelerators for specific industries and business problems, with Acterys you can build a unified data model for Enterprise wide consumption
For a Power BI report to deliver actionable insights it shouldn't just make data look pretty - it should allow you to understand whether your performance is good or bad, how good/bad, why and what you can you do about it! Andrej's top tips for achieving actionable insights are: (i). Right choice of charts, (ii).Proper Labels, (iii). Consistent colours/labels/shapes, (iv). Always display variances, (v). Add comments,(vi). Add forecasts and (vii). correct scaling. By following IBCS standards for data visualisation and focusing on highlighting variances, Zebra BI custom visuals make it easier to ensure your data story is delivering these actionable insights. Watch this session to learn more about Zebra BI and how to tell an impactful story with your data!