Smarter Insights from Xero with Microsoft

Jul 12, 2016

Business running Xero can now get deep and powerful insights quickly with Microsoft Business Intelligence Suite. Xero has released a new content pack for Microsoft Power BI which includes 25 pre-built business “tiles” that show live key business metrics (including Profit & Loss Trends, revenue vs expenses, and many more).

When you access the system, all tiles and visualisations and interactive on the dashboard, and allow to expand data into more details reports. You can also create new visualisations on the fly using Microsoft BI’s inbuilt natural language queries (which you can then add to the dashboard). See the video for an example of this works in real terms.

With this fusion of cloud services, SME’s have access to enterprise grade tools for analysis of their business and – ultimately – make smarter and more informed business decisions.

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Other data sources you can use Power BI with include Google Analytics, Mailchimp; all of which Tropical Business Solutions are partners with.

Microsoft BI can easily be added to Tropical Business Solutions clients on our Tropical Cloud (Tropical Business Solutions is a Silver Small & Midmarket Cloud Solutions Microsoft Partner), and clients who use Xero (Tropical Business Solutions is a Xero Silver Partner). If you’d like assistance with setting this up, please contact us; Daniel & Sonia would be happy to get you started!

Category: Technology

Daniel Ladlow


Director at Tropical Business Solutions