Frustrated with designing Power BI reports, only for them to look like every other report out there?
The reason is, design is both difficult and time-consuming. But that doesn't mean it should be overlooked. In fact, a lack of design is what limits most Power BI reports.
You see, without implementing design best practices, you risk limiting your insights, frustrating users, and damaging your reputation.
But there's another way to build well-designed reports every time. In fact, it's a simple system that can save you hours, and you don't need to be a designer.
Before we share this new system with you, let us briefly share the story of how we experienced the same problem, and what we're doing about it.
During our time working at Microsoft, we were fans of Power BI, and probably just like you, we were roped into projects to build report after report.
Now we loved building reports and bringing data to life, even if it meant experiencing some of Power BI's quirks.
But there was one part of the process that frustrated us the most, the design. With each report, we were spending countless hours ensuring design best practice was implemented.
The problem was, this wasn't an efficient process. With every new report, we were repeating the same lengthy process over and over again, essentially starting the design process from scratch.
Unfortunately, we were stuck, and there wasn't a way for other people to help either, as design skills were needed throughout the process.
The Importance of Design
It's for these reasons that design in data visualization is often overlooked, but at what cost?
You see, a lack of design can make it hard to interpret data, which limits your report's insights and prevents you or your business from making data-driven decisions.
Not only that, but poorly designed reports also make the experience more complicated, causing frustration amongst end-users.
In fact, studies show that poor design creates a lack of trust, which isn't good when you're presenting insights to management or clients to help them make business decisions.
Whether we like it or not, design is an integral part of data visualization. The question is - how do we make it easier?
A Better Way
Having experienced this problem first hand and now understanding its significance, we knew there had to be a better way.
That's why we created Numerro. Our goal - to make design in Power BI accessible to anyone.
For us, that means creating a product that makes it easier and faster for you to consistently build reports that meet design best practice standards, without you ever having to worry about design.
To do this, we've taken a proven system used by designers and applied it to data visualization in Microsoft Power BI.
We've invested 100's of hours into creating a design system for Power BI users like yourself, who value design and the impact it can have. A system that makes the build and design process as simple as possible, without the need for design skills.
There's no back and forth editing each element, or worrying about the correct alignment, layout, or colors. In fact, you don't need to worry about the design, the toolkit takes care of it so that you can focus on what matters most to you.
Welcome to the new way of building and designing reports in Microsoft Power BI.