Dutch wholesalers' sales are increasing, with growing established markets and new opportunities on the horizon. At the same time, however, they are experiencing a rise in prices and supply lines are being disrupted, putting pressure on profitability. As a result, they have to constantly find the right balance between stock financing and smart purchasing. What opportunities lie ahead and what challenges require immediate attention? With BIRDS and Power BI, you can quickly find answers to these crucial questions.
Power BI reports for wholesalers
For your wholesale business, opportunities may arise within Greenports, in top government sectors, or possibly elsewhere, depending on your specific situation. Optimising return flows is a key to increasing profitability and sustainability. Moreover, deals aimed at setting up trade flows rather than selling individual products can offer new growth opportunities. Finding answers to these and many other questions requires the use of data. Power BI is a powerful tool that helps you extract valuable insights from this data. It allows you to combine historical data with future forecasts to gain new perspectives. You can create reports, perform analysis and generate forecasts. This gives you insight into the current situation and what is likely to happen in the future.
The Power BI data platform BIRDS
Optimising insights in Power BI often requires aggregating multiple sources, but to use this data effectively, it must be properly organised and structured to enable meaningful comparisons with other sources. BIRDS provides an intelligent data platform that helps you access and integrate data sources within your Power BI environment. We make sure the data is linked correctly so you can get the insights you are looking for.
Want to know more? In our monthly webinar hour, we would like to take you into the world of BIRDS, the Power BI solution for Microsoft Dynamics. During this session, we will show you how the entire process, from data collection to data analysis, works and how BIRDS provides instantly actionable reports all your processes.
The power of Power BI & BIRDS
- Instant insights: With our kickstart packages, you can start using Power BI immediately. Our standard dashboards provide you with insights from day one and serve as a starting point to customise your reports to your needs.
- We collect data, you interpret: Benefit from the advantages of a data-driven organisation by interpreting well-organised data. We ensure that the technical process of data collection and structuring runs smoothly.
- Maintain data structure: We ensure that you are always working with logically defined data, allowing you to compare apples to apples. Easily linking additional data sources to BIRDS gives you flexible access to as much data as you need.
- Keeping data healthy: Use our monitoring service to keep an eye on your data. We constantly monitor the data flow and can give you timely warnings of impending instability or performance problems.
- Customised solutions: Whether you need a specific data source, KPI or dashboard, our team of more than 50 BI specialists is ready to translate your requirements into solutions you can rely on.
The benefits of Power BI for Dynamics
Power BI can be invaluable for wholesalers, given the many challenges they face. Here are some examples of how Power BI can help:
- Margin management: Power BI allows you to keep a grip on your margins, even when prices are rising. It offers insight into how you can continue to grow profitably, even in challenging times.
- Expanding operations: Power BI can help you identify opportunities, such as participation in Greenports or other top sectors, expansion into new markets, and assessing costs and benefits.
- Chain optimisation: Optimising your supply chain and collaborating with partners is crucial for growth. Power BI helps measure performance and integrate information from partners for a better overview.
- Sustainability and CSR: Power BI can help you monitor sustainability goals and provide insight into your progress towards a circular supply chain.
- Efficiency: Power BI can help you achieve more with fewer people by providing insight and managing information flows more efficiently.
- International business: For wholesalers operating internationally, Power BI provides a solution for smart data management and better insight into international activities. In short, Power BI is a powerful tool that can help wholesalers navigate complex challenges and seize growth opportunities.
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