Power BI data management

ZAP Data Hub unifies all your business data — from any source or location — integrating it into a governed, central hub, and preparing it for expert analysis in Microsoft Power BI. Accessing data sources from ZAP Data Hub is a more secure, straightforward, faster and efficient process than manually loading data into Power BI, or directly connecting to source databases.

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Power BI data preparation

With ZAP Data Hub, the time and resource required to find, understand and prepare data for analysis in Power BI is greatly decreased. It handles data security and legislative compliance, and reduces the need for specialists, data engineers and key-person dependencies when accessing disparate or siloed information.

Using ZAP Data Hub for data preparation allows users to perform complex analysis within Power BI, without impacting either performance, operational timescales or the integrity of underlying databases. It removes the need to manually prepare or load data, and it removes the limitations of accessing underlying databases with Power BI’s DirectQuery function. As a result, users are free to explore and analyze multiple, integrated data sources and uncover previously hidden insight.

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Power BI data security

ZAP Data Hub connects to and collects data from any source — cloud or on-premise — integrating it and automatically creating a data warehouse, replacing manual data preparation and the risk of human error. There is no limit to the amount of data sources that ZAP can connect to. Nor are there any restrictions on the complexity of query that can be performed or the volume of data that can be analyzed.

Data governance and security may be at risk when manually preparing your data for analysis with Power BI, perhaps due to human error or a lack of process or audit trail. Additional workload and consultancy hours may also be required, to handle everything from password and access control to reconciling duplicated analytics and reconfiguring mismatched data definitions. ZAP Data Hub removes these concerns and overheads as it automates, controls, audits and logs all aspects of data governance and security.

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Power BI data sources

Pre-packaged, automated and easily-configurable, ZAP Data Hub connects to all sources of business data be it ERP, CRM, HRM or accounting. Marketing automation, collaborative and e-Commerce systems and APIs are all also covered.

As a result, all functions of a business become information-empowered: IT, finance, sales, marketing, HR and operations. As Harvard Business Review confirms, “ensuring smart data management is the responsibility of all C-suite executives, starting with the CEO.”

Power BI, as Microsoft explains, allows you to “produce beautiful reports, then publish them for your organization to consume on the web and across mobile devices.” And a growing number of businesses are discovering that their Power BI reports deliver brains as well as beauty when combined with ZAP Data Hub.


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