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Choosing a Power BI Consultant

When you are ready to take your business analytics to the next level, it is time to consider working with a Microsoft Power BI consultant. But, how do you go about choosing the right one for your needs? There are a few things you will want to keep in mind as you make your decision. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a Microsoft partner that offers Power BI consultancy.

First, you need to consider the size of your business and your specific needs. If you are a small business, you may not need all of the bells and whistles that a larger enterprise would require, and some consultants may only be comfortable working on smaller projects, while others may have the skills and experience necessary to tackle larger ones. You should also consider whether you want a consultant who is solely focused on Power BI or if you would prefer a consultancy that offers a wider range of the Microsoft stack - providing a more holistic approach.

Next, you need to think about your budget. Power BI is a very powerful tool, but it can also be quite expensive. You will want to make sure that you are working with a consultant who is within your budget. In addition, you should also ask about any additional costs that may be associated with the project, such as license fees or training costs.

Finally, you should consider the experience of the consultancy. Power BI is a relatively new technology, so you will want to make sure that you are working with someone who has experience with it, after all, the consultant’s level of experience will also influence the timeline of the project. Case studies from previous clients help to get a better idea of the quality of work you can expect, and you should also inquire about their experience with data visualisation, as one of the main reasons you are likely working with a Power BI consultant is to get help with designing effective visualisations for your data.


"At Crimson, our Power BI consultants are true data analysts at their core. This enables them to really understand your data and establish what questions you might ask of it. Couple that skill with their ability to creatively use Power BI and you've got consultants that can help you on your journey to discovering the insights you need to make effective business decisions." - Mark Cotton, Head of Data at Crimson


By following these tips, you can be sure that you find the right Microsoft Power BI consultancy for your needs. With the help of a consultant, you can take your business analytics to the next level.

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