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How ISVs Gain Value from Power BI Embedded

by Spanish Point - Oct 1, 2020
How ISVs Gain Value from Power BI Embedded

Power BI is a business analytics solution which allows for the clear visualisation of your data and the sharing of insights across your organization. Power BI allows you to connect to hundreds of data sources and bring your data to life with live dashboards and reports.

Power BI Embedded is a service that organisations can integrate to embed reports, dashboards and visuals into other applications. It is a powerful data tool that supports organisations to make key decisions, without leaving their environment.

Power BI Embedded allows ISVs to share Power BI reports with a broad audience in their own application, without users being required to sign in to Power BI Service. Important for the modern workforce, this service is available on modern mobile applications with mobile, landscape and custom layouts supported by embedding. Aligning with modern serverless applications, report layouts can be specified during report loading to match the container application.

For users, they only need Power BI Report Experience. On the maintenance side, capacity can be managed on the Azure Portal, making it extremely user friendly.

For ISV customers who fully adopt the approach of using modern DevOps with Azure Test Planner and Azure Pipelines, Power BI embedded is fully compatible. Behind embedding, there are code artefacts that can be tested, parameterised and deployed. This code became part of the application and passed cycles of constant Integration and Delivery along with the app.

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Prior to utilizing Power BI Embedded services, ISVs must have an Azure subscription. Following this, the Power BI Embedded capacity can be created. This is done in the Azure portal.

As the users of your applications are not identifiable to Microsoft, unknown to the Azure AD and Power BI Service, the traditional process of purchasing user licences will not work. Instead, this is capacity based. The use of this service is charged through app-owns-data embedding by purchasing a license for dedicated capacity. This capacity translates into Microsoft providing the ISV with a set of resources including memory and the processing cycles to serve up your Power BI content. Dedicated Power BI workplaces are associated with this dedicated capacity. There are various options, or SKUs, for this capacity which we can advise our customers on.

These Power BI Embedded capacities are particularly attractive to ISVs because they provide benefits and features not available to Power BI Premium users. These include:

  • The ability to automate the provisioning of Power BI Embedded capacities using PowerShell scripts and Azure templates.
  • Power BI Embedded capacities do not require a monthly commitment; instead, ISVs pay by the hour.
  • The ability to pause and resume a Power BI Embedded capacity at any time to manage costs
  • Scaling a Power BI Embedded capacity up or down in a matter of minutes.

Microsoft provides vital support for our team through documentation, SDKs, Embedding playground, Embedding samples and instructions which cover all aspects of embedding from registering your application with Azure to release to production.

How does an ISV get started with Power BI Embedded?

Spanish Point Technologies is an excellent partner for ISVs interested in Power BI Embedded. Our Data Analytics team is highly experienced in Power BI and Embedding. Our team gained Gold Competency in Data Analytics as a Microsoft partner this year. We continually develop our knowledge and are ready to work with new customers.

For those ISVs interested in this service, a proof of concept is recommended. This is an excellent way for ISVs to start the journey and prove the technology for their company and business. Spanish Point Technologies can help with creating the reports, maintaining it on the Power BI Service and advising on the Embedding capacity requirements. Reach out to our team to set up a discovery meeting and plan a possible proof of concept.

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