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Connect Power BI to Sage 50 Accounts - Part 4 of 4

Posted by Hugh Johnson on 09-Dec-2018 11:06:44

Connect Power BI to your Sage 50 OData Feed

This blog describes part four of a four-part process to connect Power BI to Sage 50 using the Suntico BI service.  In this blog I show you how to link your Sage 50 company (or companies) that you have in your Suntico account to Microsoft Power BI.  We will look at two examples:

  1. Connecting your Sage 50 company to the "Accounting Insights for Sage 50" Content Pack on the Power BI Service.
  2. Connecting your Sage 50 company to Power BI Desktop.

You can do either or both.  Maybe it is a good idea to connect to the Content Pack first, as that will give you a ready-made dashboard and report that you can start to use right away.  Meanwhile, you can connect to Power BI Desktop and start to build out some custom reports is you alsow wish to.  To get you started with Power BI Desktop you can also download a Power BI Template file that will save you a lot of work setting up your Sage 50 model.

Let's start with the common activity that you will nee to do, and that is to generate your Power BI keys (username and password) for the Suntico BI OData feed.

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Topics: Sage 50, Power BI, Sage 50cloud, Accounting, Reporting, Connect Power BI to Sage 50, ODBC

Power BI templates for Sage 50 Accounts - an introduction

Posted by Hugh Johnson on 11-Apr-2018 19:06:47

In this post I introduce a series of Microsoft Power BI template files that I am introducing for anyone wanting to work with Sage 50 Accounts.

Suntico Power BI Templates for Sage 50 Accounts

  1. What are they
  2. Who are they for?
  3. When would you use them?
  4. Where can you get them?
  5. Why would you use them? 
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Topics: Sage 50, Power BI, Sage 50cloud, Accounting, Reporting, Power BI Pro, Power BI Desktop, accountant, accountants

How to update your Suntico BI Connector software

Posted by Hugh Johnson on 11-Apr-2018 07:42:01

Auto-update or update now

This blog describes how to update your Suntico BI connector when there is a new version available. 

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Topics: Sage 50, Power BI, Sage 50cloud, Accounting, Reporting, Connect Power BI to Sage 50, ODBC

How to uninstall your Suntico BI connector for Sage 50

Posted by Hugh Johnson on 09-Apr-2018 14:08:37

There may be times when you want to unintsall your Suntico BI connector for Sage 50, for example if you want to move the connector from one machine to another.  Just follow these steps desribed in this blog.

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Topics: Sage 50, Power BI, Sage 50cloud, Accounting, Reporting, Power BI Pro, Power BI Desktop, accountant, accountants

The 5 Ws of Power BI for SMBs and accountants

Posted by Hugh Johnson on 01-Apr-2018 15:07:12

In this post I use the "5 Ws" to explain from the perspective of a small to medium sized business the overall concept of Microsoft Power BI.

 

Power BI

  1. What is Power BI?
  2. Who is Power BI for?
  3. When is Power BI used?
  4. Where would you use Power BI?
  5. Why would you use it? 
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Topics: Sage 50, Power BI, Sage 50cloud, Accounting, Reporting, Power BI Pro, Power BI Desktop, accountant, accountants

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