Microsoft have a wide and varied choice of BI client tools, but this can pose problems for organisations on several levels. What is the right tool for the job, and who has the skills to deliver in SSRS / Power BI / PPS / Excel etc.? How do we bring this all together, now!? The tools available depend on the version of Office, SQL and SharePoint, and each has its strengths and weaknesses. Crucially, in many areas they fail to fully leverage what is available in the data platform.

We’ll show how XLCubed unlocks the value of Multi-dimensional and Tabular SSAS and SQL for power users in any version of Excel and provides pixel perfect delivery of reporting and dashboards for Web and Mobile users, with or without SharePoint.

We cover the most common PivotTable pain points - the things that really grate with users and hinder adoption, and how XLCubed addresses them while retaining the Excel environment power users love. We’ll also look at how XLCubed provides a
stronger platform for dashboard design in Excel and in terms of web and mobile delivery, and scheduled report distribution. There will also be a sneak peek of some of what's coming in version 8.1.

Showing by example rather than PowerPoint, we’ll outline why customers ranging from the M of SME to some of the world’s largest corporates choose XLCubed to help them deliver BI projects more efficiently and successfully. 
Presented by Gary Crawford at SQLBits XIV