Refresh PowerPivot workbooks automatically Turn Power Query into an ETL service! Mobility: Work with your data anywhere, on any device using WebAccess Productivity: Boost your productivity with Top-down planning, and Goal-seeking Low cost, High ROI: Low start-up costs, free PowerPivot and SQL Server Express as Database backend Transparency: Use a single Database instead of many Excels Synchronize changes in PowerPivot Simplicity: Self-service BI, based on Excel No need for extensive IT training

Welcome to PowerPlanner, the new Self-Service BI Planning tool

to simplify the Excel jungle.

We bring the the power of the latest reporting / planning technologies to your friendly Excel environment. Get enterprise-level BI services without investing a fortune in infrastructure and IT consulting, using PowerPlanner. Learn More


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Full Cycle Corporate Performance Management in Power BI

Power On Apps built by Centida.  Driver-based Revenue Planning With driver-based Revenue Planning, users can login to Power BI, enter and modify metrics that drives their business. When users save their modifications with ‘Save Changes’, all metrics in the model is recalculated on the fly, and all Power BI visuals are updated instantly. The slicers[...]


CPM Comparison Matrix

The business landscape is changing more frequently, and so does the need for corporate performance management. Major software vendors have realized this, and built a brand-new suite of products that helps corporations track and plan important corporate information. FSN released a white paper, concluding that decision makers that utilize operational data, are more likely to[...]


Visual Planning – Why and How?

Power BI – Visual Planning* Innovates and Disrupts Traditional Corporate Planning Processes! There is a new way to do Corporate Planning. Businesses are currently wasting time and resources on intricate budget processes. No more. With Power BI and Visual Planning, users take advantage of an easy to use and app-like interface, powerful predictive analytics, and[...]


Actual vs Budget Analysis in Power BI

In January 2017, Microsoft had a blog post about which visuals were better for displaying Actual versus Budget or Forecast variances.  If you liked that post you will love what Power BI – Visual Planning can do for you: Update your Forecast or Budget numbers on the fly right in PowerBI!   How is the[...]


New! Power Update – Power BI Desktop

Happy 2017! We are now introducing a new way to get fresh data in your Power BI Desktop Workbooks, and publish them to a Workspace in Power BI Service!!! Today we are announcing: Power BI Desktop refresh with Direct Access to Data Model Support for Power BI Workspaces or Groups in Power Update In versions[...]


Time to move beyond accounting data

On the same day we launched Visual Planning for Power BI, FSN – “The Modern Finance Forum”, launched a survey that concluded that organizations not tied only to Financial Data, but included more non-financial/operation/forecasting data are performing better. Not shocking really. Power BI is here to help finance and operations make better decisions. “Organizations that[...]


Consolidation and Inter-Company Reconciliation with Excel or Power Planner

If you want to move away form your current over-priced, outdated CPM solutions, Power BI and Power Pivot is here to help. Additionally if you add Power Planner to the mix, you can enable the Corporate Performance Management data in a completely different light: Powered by: Step 1: Create a data model: (No Worries, it’s[...]


Corporate Performance Management(CPM) + Business Intelligence(BI) = True

History For many years the CPM Team (Finance) and BI Team(Operations) has had a tug of war over what data is the best measurement for sales, cost of goods and expenditures. By nature, Finance and Operations are focused on measuring different metrics, but does the data sources have to be different? The answer has been[...]


Power ON announces support for Drag and Drop in Power BI

At the PASS BA conference in May, Power ON launched Drag and Drop visuals for Power BI on a Surface Tablet. Click on the video to see it in action. Click to see the video:


Some good press about Power Planner

In Paul Turley’s blog post   PowerON BI – Write-back to Power BI and SSAS tabular for forecasting and planning I’ve used the Power Update tool from Power On in the past.  When I saw the Power Planner demonstrated, the simplicity and ease-of-use just knocked my socks off.   The ability to write-back forecast data and[...]


Introducing: Power BI Visual Planning