Post by Rob Collie
The Three Primary Benefits of Power Pivot vs. “Traditional” Excel
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Some exciting things in the pipeline here at PowerPivotPro HQ. Most of those will remain secret until next month, but one of them is a website overhaul – with Power Pivot adoption continuing to grow, website traffic also continuing to grow (more records fell last week!), and the site’s 5-year anniversary approaching, it’s time.
So today I’d like to get your feedback on some of the new content.
It’s all pictures, so I promise it’s light
As always, the intent of our site’s content is to be educational – whether you are new to Power Pivot (and Power BI in general) or relatively veteran, our #1 mission here is to give you the knowledge you need to “suck the marrow out” of these tools, to paraphrase one of Robin Williams’ celebrated characters.
So these are the questions I’d like you to ask yourself when looking at these graphics:
- Does this content help you, today, to understand the landscape?
- Would this have helped you when you were just beginning your Power Pivot / Power BI journey?
- Will this content help you explain to others – sell it up the chain, help other departments understand, etc.?
- Does any of this surprise you? For instance, highlighting something that you never knew before, or even just a way of explaining things that is novel to you.
- Could it be better, and if so, how?
And Now, More “Infographics.”
First, a light-hearted “visualization” of life before and after Power Pivot:
Life with Data: Before and After Power Pivot
Benefits of the Server
I recently described the Server (SharePoint or Power BI Subscription, etc.) as YouTube for Workbooks, but here is the next level of detail:
Comparison of Spreadsheets, Traditional BI, and Power Pivot
Longtime readers will recognize these visualizations, but they are being given a fresh coat of paint:
Before Power Pivot: Suffer Now or Suffer Later
Power Pivot Blends the Agility of Excel with the Ongoing Benefits of Traditional BI
…that’s enough for today I think. Please let us know what you think!