Paginated reports - please make it available in Pro as well as Premium
Paginated reports - please make it available in Pro as well as Premium .. thank you
Thanks for the feedback and your vocal support about it! This is under discussion, so please keep voting this up and providing the feedback/examples of why this is so important to you and your organization.
Michael Colbert commented
There is always a need for paginated reports, invoices, monthly statements, contracts, etc that client still prefer over electronic or that need to be wet-signed. Premium is out of reach from a cost perspective. Not enough internal end users to support it.
PBI premium out of reach for a business of our size < 150 employees. With paginated reports we can make a business case to put more or all users on to PBI pro.
We are currently having to run Business Objects still as our tool for paginated report solutions when we really want to consolidate onto a single Power BI platform. We have some regulatory and client reports that are some 150 pages long and although we'd all like to move to a more insight driven data world we still have to cater for this type of process. As for moving to Premium, we have paid a lot fo money for organisation with E5 licenses and there is a lot of push-back on purchasing additional premium capacity. So until it's available in Pro we're unlikely to go through the effort of migrating all of our users communities to Power BI.
We currently use SSRS on-premise to deliver a number of documents and reports that use paginated reports that are output as Word and PDF. We then utilise the SSRS scheduling too.
Having similar functionality in Power BI without having to pay $5k per month is what's needed so that we can migrate away from SSRS.
1. Scheduling of reports. I still think we would like to populate peoples emails with some data instead of them going to look for it.
2. Formatting of operational reporting I think is important
3. The cost at the moment within our structure doesn’t make it work.
4. If we could get paginated in to same license structure we could use one set of data structure with the dataflows already created for our Power BI reports.
Kevin Bell commented
Please add this feature to pro, it's much needed
it would be great to have paginated reports in power bi pro
Neeraj Dubey commented
Love to have pagination reports in Pro.
Greg Low commented
So many customers who will never have a premium tier subscription could use this
I work with private jets. Most major corporations have private jets.
On a daily basis we are asked which airport to use based on prices. For example in London there are five airports, but the prices vary widely. I have done the analysis in Power BI, but in order to show it to the CEO...I send a screen shot.
Microsoft is missing a branding opportunity with every estimate I send to CEOs around the world.
Paginated reports and scheduled report distributions are the two things preventing our company from adopting Power BI fully. Our users will favor and lean towards SAP Business Objects and Tableau otherwise..
Paginated reports are still valuable ways of consuming information for our company and clients, and providing this alongside interactive reports from one place (with features like drillthrough to paginated reports) would likely drive heavy adoption.
Mike Hammons commented
The customers I talk to say they will just keep using SSRS, or another solution, because the $5k per month for a Premium or A4 SKU is just too expensive.
We are providing value to our external customers (body shop owners) using KPI dashboards, they love the interaction, however at times still expect us to provide printable reports. I'd love PBI to be an all in one solution, and feel it would help spark broader adoption.
Related... asking our field reps to download and pivot a report is impossible :)
Jen Weitzel commented
Some of our management team would like to print the information in the dashboards and are not able to right now because the export to pdf capability is basically a screen shot and will only include what is on the screen. This would definitely be a huge plus for power bi.
The cost to spin up a A4 or P1 server just to test a POC for my company is too high. We need a way to at-least publish basic reports like we can publish dashboards
Tyler Burgess commented
This would be a game changer, especially for smaller to mid-sized companies in which a premium capacity may be too costly...
Rob Brown commented
After I spend the time curating a dataset joining data from different sources, I am very limited if I can only build dashboards out of it. Sure dashboards are great for some situation, but others require operational reports. Without the ability to point SSRS to Pro data sources, then the solution is only 1/2 of the way there.
Manuel Canas commented
Please add this to the Pro license. Need this to have reporting in one place only. Managers love the dashboards I am building for the organization but some are starting to complain they need to print some of the Operational reports in the Drill through pages. It is a VERY important function for all of them.
Will be a game changer