Zebra BI for Power BI version 3.3.

Zebra BI for Power BI version 3.3 released!

On Friday, July 26 2019, a major new version of Zebra BI for Power BI has been released. With innovative new product features, the new version will help report designers in Power BI create even better reports and dashboards with improved user experience.

Let's take a look at some of the most important updates:

Adding custom columns to Zebra BI PowerTables

Zebra BI PowerTables now supports adding custom-calculated measures or data fields to the existing columns and charts in the table. This takes the flexibility of Zebra BI PowerTables to the next level and will enable the users to create even more useful, informative and insightful reports. This functionality is perfect for adding:

  • Common size measures such as "% of Revenue" to your Income statements,
  • Additional measures, e.g. Gross margin in % to your Sales vs. Budget reports,
  • Custom-calculated variances, e.g. FX-corrected variances (in addition to regular variances calculated by Zebra BI PowerTable).

In the following animation, two additional data fields (Gross margin in USD and Gross margin in %) are added to an existing Sales vs. PY report:

Additional columns work in all the layouts provided by Zebra BI, such as chart layouts, table layouts, cross-tables or hierarchical matrices. As you can see from the above animation, the additional columns can be renamed and moved to any position in the table by simply dragging the column header.

Just add your custom measures to the Values bucket as an additional data field. You can add up to 3 custom measures (altogether 4 data fields in the Values bucket are allowed).

 

 

New waterfall charts with subtotals

Zebra BI PowerChart visual, starting from version 3.3.2 now supports new waterfall charts with extremely flexible subtotals:

This type of waterfall chart can be built by simply using just one measure (called 'Value' in the above picture) and a category data field (called 'Account' in the example above). To display an element on the chart axis as a subtotal, just right-click on the element name (e.g. EBIT 2019 in the screenshot above) and select Result from the menu. Similarly, you can invert a selected element in case it represents a "bad" KPI (e.g. costs/expenses) that decreases the final result.

This important new feature allows you to build waterfall charts for practically any data structure you can imagine. Of course, all other trademark Zebra BI features such as small multiples work with new waterfall charts. Here's a powerful example where the price-volume-mix variance analysis is calculated and presented visually for 15 countries simultaneously in Zebra BI PowerCharts visual:

 

 

New user interface for managing columns

A new user interface makes it much easier to sort, rename and reorder columns. You can now rename any column directly on the visual (click on the ▼ dropdown icon in the chart header and simply edit the name). Changing the chart type for each column is also improved, click on the dropdown icon to choose the chart for the column).

Cross-visual filtering

Zebra BI now supports cross-visual filtering, which is a standard Power BI function but has only recently been deployed to custom visuals. Now the end-user can simply select multiple filter values by pressing CTRL+click on different visuals on a report page to filter by multiple criteria.

More data label formats

You can now choose to display negative values in parentheses or with a minus sign:

Zoom in focus mode

A really nice feature was added to automatically enlarge/zoom the font size in Focus mode to improve the readability of visuals in Power BI focus mode.

By default, the zoom factor is 150%, but you can customize the zoom factor for each visual in the settings (under Interaction > Zoom in focus mode (%)). While in focus mode, press CTRL+mouse wheel to increase/decrease the zoom while you're presenting:

 

Additional difference highlight option

The selection of options to highlight a difference in Zebra BI PowerCharts visuals has been expanded with another helpful option. The option to display a difference between the last actual data point and the last forecast value will come handy in charts that show forecasts in addition to actual values:

As usual, this new version of Zebra BI custom visuals is available for all existing users in the member portal area. Just go and sign in and simply download our latest release 3.3 and start implementing it to your existing or new reports. For all the rest of you that would like to feel the same excitement, click on the button below and start your free trial.

 

 

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Dynamics 365 meets Power BI with Zebra BI – Antwerpen 19.06.2019

We proudly announce that Zebra BI was invited to a special kind of breakfast - the one where Dynamics 365 meets Power BI.


Zebra BI  and our CEO Andrej Lapajne are headed to Antwerpen to attend a special seminar called Dynamics 365 meets Power BI. The topic they will focus on is going to be: how to quickly analyze data from Dynamics 365 with the help of Power BI and custom visuals. Another speaker at the event will be CRM strategy & implementation expert Jure Jesenovec, the Managing Partner at Admiral Dynamics.

If you are in Antwerpen or nearby make sure you  REGISTER HERE - there are still some open spots waiting for the ones who would like to get an overview and an explanation of the possibilities with the use of Power BI and custom visuals within Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Event details: 

Dynamics CRM system is the hub for all your customer processes and data. If you enrich this information with insights from Power BI, you can create an "all-in-one solution" for steering and managing your business processes.

Dynamics 365 covers the processes, data, user interfaces and management aspects, but what about data visualisation? Power BI enables you to make data more useful and provide greater insights. Take your organisation to the next level with Power BI.

This breakfast session on Wednesday 19 June introduces participants to the use of Power BI and Zebra BI custom visuals with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

The course focuses on the use of Power BI functionality and technical possibilities of analysing data trends within their CRM organisation. Secondly, we’ll demonstrate the rich and clear view of your extended sales data that provide comprehensive insights for management.

Agenda at a glance:

08:30 - 09:00 

  • Welcome & Breakfast

09:00 - 11:00 

  • Dynamics 365 Meets Power BI: How To Quickly Analyse Data From Dynamics 365

 

Very much looking forward to seeing all of you there and getting to know you.

Event location:
Katwilgweg 2,
2050 Antwerpen,
Belgium

Zebra BI visuals for Power BI 3.1 released

We work around the clock to support you in the best way possible on your quest to leverage your data in a whole new way and gain the unique added value which helps accelerate your business.

We are launching the latest release of Zebra BI custom visuals for Power BI - version 3.1. It is packed with new and improved features that will help you create even better reports and dashboards in Power BI.

One of the features most sought-after by our clients and users of our visuals is the "Cross-tables" feature. You can now create cross-tables, time-tables, and P&L tables with multiple business units and across multiple years. Andrej explains all about it in the video below.

Another great new feature is the Matrix chart, an exciting new way to visualize your data and gain additional insight. The new version also brings further refinement to our small multiples concept. Essentially, we put them on steroids and they now allow you to zoom into a single chart, resize it, drag the mouse just once to display the entire matrix of small multiples available, etc.

In short, the new version brings a lot of significant improvements. Please, take your time and watch the brief video presentation of everything we’ve prepared for you.

Enjoy. 😊

 

Here is also the embedded Power BI report, which allows you to click through all the new and improved features of Zebra BI for Power BI 3.1.

Try Zebra BI version 3.1

 

Financial Reporting in Power BI with Zebra BI – Zagreb 14.06.2019

We are thrilled to announce, that we'll be running another full-day workshop on financial reporting in Power BI with Zebra BI, taking place in the beautiful city of Zagreb


Controlling Kognosko is where the event will take place, presenting the latest trends and best practices of financial and business reporting. Our CEO Andrej Lapajne will lead the full-day training on financial reporting in Power BI with Zebra BI visuals. With a ton of examples, modeling best practices, DAX tricks, and advanced data visualization methods, we will systematically teach you how to build superb P&L statements, actual vs. budget dashboards and other business reports in Power BI. From scratch! We will show you how to use PowerBI's and ZebraBI's bells & whistles such as smart page tooltips, drill-through et al in the most productive way.

Make sure you don't miss out on this incredible event! REGISTER TODAY by clicking on this >> LINK <<

 

Agenda at a glance:

09:00 (Start) 

  • Building your first report in Power BI
  • Introduction to Power BI, Zebra BI and IBCS®
  • Quick win: Power BI report from Excel data
  • Zebra BI visuals: How to use the charts and tables

10:30 (Break - 15 min)

  • Business reporting in Power BI
  • Actual vs. PY reporting
  • Calendar dimension, DAX time functions, YTD switch
  • Actual vs. Budget reporting (sales reports, cost budget reports)

12:15 (Lunch break - 45 min)

  • Best practice data model in Power BI
  • Essential data transformations in PowerQuery
  • Star schema: modeling tables and relationships
  • Top 5 DAX formulas for business reporting, dynamic measures

14:30 (Break - 15 min)

  • Financial reports and income statements
  • Hierarchy of accounts, subtotals, expenses, results
  • Tips&Tricks: Smart tooltips, Drill-through, Bookmarks, etc.
  • Best ways of sharing your reports & dashboards

16:15 (End)

Very much looking forward to seeing all of you there and getting to know you.

Event location:
Kontroling Kognosko
Jaruščica 1E,
10000 Zagreb
http://www.kognosko.hr/kontakt/

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Zebra BI goes to Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2019

We are privileged and excited to announce that we'll be present at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit in Atlanta, GA., between June 10-11.

Joining a vibrant community for 2+ days of total immersion to drive better data, stronger solutions, and bigger transformation.

This great event is covering all things Dynamics 365, Power BI, Excel, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, mixed reality, and more under one roof.


Our CEO Andrej Lapajne will lead a 20-minute session called "Building spectacular Power BI dashboards with P&L visuals and small multiples" on one of the biggest events this year!

 

He will demonstrate how to build advanced Power BI dashboards by using popular data visualization techniques like the small multiples, sales vs. budget charts and the IBCS® semantic notation.

While doing so he will be taking on the challenge of presenting user-friendly income statements (P&L) in Power BI. In that same session, he’ll take advantage of the Zebra BI custom visuals to build a real-life sales and financial dashboard from scratch.

Along the way, he will reveal practical tips&tricks for designing advanced, mobile ready and fully responsive dashboards.

Very much looking forward to seeing all of you there, getting to know you and saying hello to all of our friends, partners, and clients. 😊

Building spectacular Power BI dashboards with P&L visuals and small multiples
June 10-11, 2019

Event location:

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Click here for the agenda and more details about the event: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/businessapplicationssummit

Zebra BI’s popular lecture presented live at Power Platform World Tour in Washington DC

We'll be presenting our most popular session on Power BI DAX tricks at the Power Platform World Tour in Washington DC on April on April 1-2, 2019.


Andrej Lapajne, the CEO of Zebra BI will present his lecture titled "Top 5 DAX Tricks for Super Effective Power BI Dashboards" live at the Power Platform World Tour in Washington DC.

The event is bringing unprecedented access to premium Power BI, PowerApps and Flow content designed by your local industry experts. Join our lecture and make sure to meet Andrej in person for a chat!

 

Event location:
Microsoft
12012 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, VA, 20190

 

Click here for the agenda and more details about the event: https://www.powerplatformworldtour.com/ppworldtour/locations/washingtondc

 

 

Burning Questions: How to Add a Monthly/YTD Switch to a Power BI Dashboard?

One of the questions we get most often by our users is how to create a switch in their Power BI dashboard that would let them switch between Monthly and YTD views. You can do this by using Data Analysis Expressions (DAX), which is the formula language used throughout Power BI. This blog post will provide a quick overview of what you need to do to create a simple switch.

Before you start, download the examples from our webinar page for Top 5 DAX tricks for super effective Power BI dashboards. We also recommend that you watch the video as it also contains detailed step-by-step instructions for preparing your data and tables that are not covered in this post.

Start by opening the Sales Dashboard example (SalesDashboard-ZebraBI-webinar.pbix) from the zip file you downloaded. Open a new page by clicking on the + icon on the bottom of the start page.

The example already includes all the tables, relationships between them and code, so you just need to recreate the basic sales dashboard you will add the Monthly/YTD switch to.

Recreating the basic visualization

Start by recreating the main visual in your report. Add a Zebra BI Power Chart and select the following fields: Group under Business Units, Month under Calendar, AC and Revenue PY under Sales. Set them to the corresponding Fields as shown on the image below:

Now combine various visuals. For example, you can add a comparison to previous year using another dimension. Add a Power Table and select the fields as shown:

This table adds a comparison of actual results to the revenues from the previous year by individual product groups and divisions.

This visual is fully responsive and also controls the small multiples visual on the right that you've created in the previous step. If you click on a category, the chart on the right will change to display just the selected category or group of categories (division). With this, you've already created a great visual. However, we can make it better.

Adding slicers to your dashboard

Next stop is adding two slicers: Year and Month that you can use to switch between views for individual months and years.

Click on Year field in the Calendar group and drag and drop it onto the dashboard. Switch it to the Slicer visualization and select Dropdown option from the menu.

Add another slicer for months. Click on Month field in the Calendar group and drag and drop it onto the dashboard. Switch it to the Slicer visualization and again select the Dropdown menu item.

This will break your visualization. To fix it, you need to decouple the time series view from your slicer. Click on the month slicer and select the Format tab on your ribbon. Select the Edit interactions tool.

This shows additional controls on the dashboard, where you can control what impact the selected visualization should have on the others. To prevent the currently selected visualization element from impacting your small multiples chart, you should select the no impact icon.

Adding the Monthly/YTD switch to your dashboard

Now, we will add the Monthly/YTD Switch. Switch to Data view and add another table for the switch on the  dashboard. Go to the Relationship view, where you will create what is called a "disconnected table" and serves as a switch between two values. Click the Enter Data button in the Home tab and name it Period Calculation in the Name field on the next screen.

You need to create just two columns - Period calculation and CalcID. 

You now have a new table in your project that is available for you to select in Report view in Power BI. Drag and drop the Period Calculation field onto the chart and switch it to a slicer element. You get two options - monthly and YTD. Switch to Horizontal orientation under General option in the Formatting tab.

You now have a slicer with two options (YTD and Month). You click between the two although the options do not do anything yet.

Create a new measure and name it Selected calculation. You will use the MIN function, which simply returns the smallest value in a column. Enter the following formula: SelectedCalc = MIN('Period Calculation'[CalcID])

All you have to do now is to link this back to your model. You need to take your AC measure and use the following DAX formula:

AC = SWITCH([SelectedCalc];
1; [AC filtered];
2; CALCULATE([AC filtered]; DATESYTD('Calendar'[Date])))

Just to explain briefly, what these functions do. SWITCH returns different results depending on the value of an expression, in this case AC filtered element in your project. If the value is 1, the expression returns the AC filtered value. If the value is 2 it calculates revenue to return the YTD value for which the DATESYTD function is used.

Make sure you download the free trial!

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In addition to out-of-the-box support for IBCS standards, Zebra BI visuals for Power BI feature 1-click data sorting, powerful outlier handling, advanced small multiples, responsive visuals, improved navigation, and full customization. With support for Power BI, best practice reporting is now available on the desktop and mobile and in the cloud.

 

Top 5 New Productivity Features in Zebra BI Custom Visuals for Power BI

The latest version of Zebra BI for Power BI brings a bunch of new features that bring new flexibility to companies and users who rely on standardized reports to present their data.


Reorder your columns and scale your reports

As you work with Zebra BI Power Tables you might want to change the default order of columns. While the default ordering is based on best practices and standards prescribed by IBCS, companies very often have reporting standards which define a proprietary order of columns or simply need more flexibility.

For example, data for the previous year should be displayed to the left of Actual results or to the right. With the latest update, you no longer have to worry, just simply drag and drop columns to reorder them.

The reordering is very flexible and intuitive. Your custom column order is preserved even after you resize your table. Some detail, particularly charts, might get converted into numbers to save space and retain readability, however, the information itself is not removed and stays front and center. This feature is great for scaling your stories from beautiful, highly visual full-screen power bi dashboards to extremely compact, mobile-friendly reports and everything in between ... with a simple resize action

Use this feature to add a new level of flexibility to your IBCS-compliant reports and dashboards. Our visuals now support virtually any customization you might need to create powerful and convincing data stories.

Focus on the most important things

To make a point, sometimes you just want to show the most significant items and reduce the visual clutter. To help you do just that, we've added the Top/bottom N feature to our waterfall charts. Once you toggle the option On, you simply select the number of top or bottom values you want to display and the chart adjusts automatically.

 

How to use this option? Once you have your waterfall chart, click the Format tab in the Visualizations pane. Open the Categories group and toggle the Top/Bottom N switch into the On position. Afterwards, you can set the number of items that need to be shown. Other items are merged into a single group named Other.

This feature helps you focus on the most important data points while reducing visual density to improve chart readability.

Automated data labelling

Everyone hates it when the labels on their charts overlap and ruin an otherwise perfect visual. We've added an advanced algorithm to Zebra BI PowerCharts to prevent this. When you are working with a narrow chart that cannot accommodate all the labels, the visual will hide them automatically. Labels appear again once you resize the chart or switch to the Focus mode. This ensures optimal label density depending on your context and situation.

To turn this feature on, select your chart and click the Format tab in the Visualizations pane. Open the Data labels group and select Auto from the Density dropdown menu.

Small multiples that combine chart types

Small multiples mode now supports charts combining multiple chart types (bar and lollipop, for example). To use this feature, select your chart and click the Format tab in the Visualizations pane. Open the Chart Settings group and select either "Absolute / Relative", "Actual / Absolute" or "Actual / Relative" from the Layout dropdown menu.

At the same time, we've added the Top N + Others option to the small multiple mode. It works similar to the feature described above by showing only the most important charts and combining the others into a single chart named Other.

To use this feature, select your chart and click the Format tab in the Visualizations pane. Open the Small multiples group and select an item from the Top N dropdown menu. Then, set the number of items you want to have shown.

Break the axis in line and area charts

Sometimes you want to track a difference in a KPI that has very small variations, you can now break the axis in line and area charts to emphasize otherwise minor variances. The feature works on individual charts as well as small multiples.

Our advice is to be careful with this feature, because it artificially emphasizes differences where there might not be any. However, you might find this feature useful if you want to focus on the trend of a variance or a similar feature of your data.

You can find the axis break option in the Format tab in the Visualizations pane under the Axis break group. Turn the feature on with the toggle and set the Percent value - lower values might result in a better display of very low data labels.

Make sure you download the free trial!

In addition to out-of-the-box support for IBCS standards, Zebra BI visuals for Power BI feature 1-click data sorting, powerful outlier handling, advanced small multiples, responsive visuals, improved navigation, and full customization. With support for Power BI, best practice reporting is now available on the desktop and mobile and in the cloud.

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USAFacts Relies on Zebra BI Visuals to Open US Government Financials to Public

April 17, USAFacts released a 10-k report on US government financial using Zebra BI Visuals for Power BI. The shareable reports will drive interactive storytelling and deeper understanding of complex data.


USAFacts is a fascinating project funded by Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft. The project's aim is to make vast amounts of US government data more open, accessible, transparent and easier to use. Engineers and researchers collected and organized 30 years’ worth of data from US Treasury Department, the Office of Management and Budget, the US Census Bureau, and the Federal Reserve. They then published it on a well-organized online hub that is neutral and focused on the thing that matters most – impartial data.

On US Tax Day, the initiative launched the 10-K report for the US government – in the US, 10-K is an annual report that gives a comprehensive summary of a company's financial performance. USAFacts did that for government data.

To make their findings better accessible to the public, they turned to Zebra BI visuals on Microsoft’s Power BI platform to create some of their interactive visualizations:

You can also click "Chart view" below to see all of the visualizations interactively:

Zebra BI visuals for Power BI are a perfect fit for a project like this. Not only does it include a host of crystal clear visualizations and features, (chart slider, small multiples and native support for IBCS), its design is completely responsive, so it can be accessed on mobile devices or desktops. It can also be embedded on other websites to drive engagement. All of this makes Zebra BI visuals for Power BI the best choice for data-driven storytelling that uses clear, easy-to-understand and attractive visuals for communicating insights.

You can also find out more in Microsoft’s Power BI team announcement.

We are proud that the USAFacts team, in partnership with the Microsoft Power BI data journalism program management, has chosen our Zebra BI visuals for Power BI to bring the US government financials closer to the public. In many ways, this is for us an essential confirmation that we have have done a good job with our latest product and that our solution is a great choice for presenting business and financial data in a clear and understandable way.

We are an avid supporter of open data. Data transparency and clarity of business communication are at the very core of Zebra BI’s beliefs. It’s what we stand and work for.

USAFacts is a noble initiative and we are looking forward to supporting more projects like this!

Andrej Lapajne,
CEO at Zebra BI

Zebra BI Visuals for Power BI 2.0 Released!

Zebra BI Visuals, the only IBCS®-certified software solution for Power BI, has just been updated to version 2.0.

This release is available for existing subscribers as well as a free trial and delivers improved comparisons and more options for formatting and designing data.

Note: Version 2.0 of Zebra BI visuals for Power BI takes advantage of the latest additions to Power BI core, so it requires August update of Power BI Desktop. Older Power BI versions still work with version 1.3.

The most important new features of version 2.0. include:

Report page tooltips

Now you can make your Power BI reports even more user-friendly. Use report page tooltips to display additional information when a user hovers with his mouse over a specific data category.

Here's an animation of report page tooltips in action:

More info about using report page tooltips with Zebra BI visuals for Power BI is available here: https://zebrabi.com/pbi/use-report-page-tooltips-provide-details/.

Multidimensional small multiples

The small multiples functionality of Zebra BI visuals for Power BI has been improved. Watch the video below to see multidimensional small multiples:

Make sure you download the free trial!

In addition to out-of-the-box support for IBCS standards, Zebra BI visuals for Power BI feature 1-click data sorting, powerful outlier handling, advanced small multiples, responsive visuals, improved navigation, and full customization. With support for Power BI, best practice reporting is now available on the desktop and mobile and in the cloud.

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Zebra BI Visuals for Power BI 1.3 Released!

Zebra BI Visuals, the only IBCS®-certified software solution for Power BI, has just been updated to version 1.3 that brings several exciting new features that make it easier to create convincing and clear visual business presentations in Power BI.

This release is available for existing subscribers as well as a free trial and delivers improved comparisons and more options for formatting and designing data.

Let's browse through some of the new features in version 1.3:

 

Pixel-perfect profit and loss layouts with waterfall charts for improved readability

Support for multiple scenario comparisons that delivers the highly requested actuals vs PY vs plan reports

    

 

Ability to display yearly totals next to monthly charts within the same visual

Additional improvements to small multiples

By setting the advanced layout options for small multiples and by controlling the minimal width of data categories in charts, you now have even more control over creating high-density displays of your data. Make sure you check out the 'Auto' and 'Smart row' datavis algorithms in Small multiples section and try out which sort order best suits your needs:

 

Significantly upgraded displays of hierarchical tables

Hierarchical tables became even more powerful. For example, check out this P&L statement with comparisons to PY and plan at the same time:

 

Along with many other improvements and new features, Zebra BI Visuals for Power BI v1.3 allow you to build even more powerful business reports and dashboards. Here you can browse through a few more live examples, published directly from Power BI using the Publish to Web function:

 

Make sure you download the free trial!

In addition to out-of-the-box support for IBCS standards, Zebra BI visuals for Power BI feature 1-click data sorting, powerful outlier handling, advanced small multiples, responsive visuals, improved navigation and full customization. With support for Power BI, best practice reporting is now available on the desktop and mobile and in the cloud.

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Zebra BI becomes the first IBCS®-certified reporting solution for Power BI

Good news for everyone searching for a way to bring IBCS®-compliant charts and tables into Power BI!

Zebra BI Visuals for Power BI has achieved a major milestone by receiving the IBCS® certificate to ensure that business information is presented clearly, concisely and consistently across the cloud, mobile and desktop versions of Power BI. This achievement is another step towards the vision of delivering meaningful one-click visuals to users where they need them the most.

"We've worked hard on Zebra BI Visuals for Power BI as we wanted users to have access to the best visual design elements they need for powerful data storytelling," said Andrej Lapajne, CEO, Zebra BI. "We see Power BI as a powerful business intelligence tool of the future and having our product IBCS®-certified underlines our commitment to the platform."

Here are the examples from the certification:

IBCS certification process is carried out by BARC, the independent research and consulting institute for business software. The examination is carried out in two stages: compliance with IBCS® and ease of use. In the first stage, software providers need to show the required level of compliance between visuals delivered by their software and the required standard as prescribed by IBCS®. In the second stage, the software is evaluated in terms of how easy it makes creating new templates from scratch without programming and using default features.

The certification team was most impressed by what we would like to call 'business-responsive design'. Zebra BI Visuals for Power BI dynamically create IBCS® compliant charts providing maximum business insight within a given space.

Jürgen FaisstManaging Director, IBCS Association

Try it yourself

In addition to out-of-the-box support for IBCS standards, Zebra BI visuals for Power BI feature 1-click data sorting, powerful outlier handling, advanced small multiples, responsive visuals, improved navigation and full customization. With support for Power BI, best practice reporting is now available on the desktop and mobile and in the cloud.

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Zebra BI Exhibits at AFP 2017 Conference, Oct 15-18, San Diego, USA

The 2017 AFP Conference, the most important event for treasury and finance worldwide, which attracts more than 6,500 finance professionals every year, will be held on Oct 15-18, 2017 in the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, United States.

The AFP conference is a yearly boost of knowledge for finance professionals., It's about connecting or reconnecting with peers, and staying up to date on industry issues. Sessions, tracks, speakers, and networking events are customized for all aspects of treasury and finance. Visitors hear from colleagues who tackle many of the issues they face daily, and learn about their best practices so they can implement them upon their return to the office.

Time spent at AFP 2017 is an opportunity to gain practical knowledge, discover innovative solutions and validate best practices.

Zebra BI presented in MindShift Row as one of the Innovative Service Providers

At no time in our profession has it been more important to stay ahead of the tech curve. Moreover, it's our mission at AFP to ensure our members are prepared to leverage these rapidly evolving technologies in order to maximize their full potential in their organizations.

Jim KaitzPresident and CEO, AFP

AFP MindShift aims to unite the innovators, disruptors and macro-trend experts in a formal task-force that will transform the role that technology plays in corporate finance and treasury by developing solutions that drive future profitability, reduce risk, and improve operating efficiency.

MindShift will be highlighted at the AFP 2017 annual event through identifying certain educational sessions, speakers, and networking events that are deemed a 'MindShift event' given the topic is viewed as innovative or disruptive.

Lastly, the MindShift Row of exhibitors will feature only the most future looking technology solution and service providers exhibiting at the event.

Zebra BI is becoming one of the rising tools for finance professionals in Europe, having acquired customers such as Coca-Cola bottlers, Swarovski, Roche, SanofiAventis, SFGOV, ...

We now set our minds on becoming the go-to software for Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) professionals in the US market.

If you plan to visit this year's AFP conference, we'd love to meet you. You'll find our exhibitor booth in the MindShift Row.

This year's agenda includes more than 130 educational sessions, divided across 7 tracks: Treasury Management, Payments, Financial Planning & Analysis, Global Treasury & Finance, Risk Management, Retirement Plans & Benefits, Career Development

More than 230 leading service providers will showcase their latest products and services that enable companies to streamline operations, cut costs and create business efficiencies.

Meet us for a live demo at our MindShift Booth!

About AFP

The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) is the professional society committed to advancing the success of its members and their organizations. AFP established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credentials, which set standards of excellence in finance. Each year, AFP hosts the largest networking conference worldwide for over 6,500 corporate finance professionals.

 

About Zebra BI

Zebra BI is the IBCS certified Excel add-in that helps create best-practice business reports, dashboards and presentations in just a few clicks. Zebra BI makes financial reports crystal clear to all levels of management in real working conditions where reader's available attention is limited. Download your 30-day trial here: https://zebrabi.com/free-trial/.

Andrej Lapajne to give a keynote presentation at XI. International ICV Congress in Warsaw, Poland (Mar 31)

On Friday, March 31, 2017 Andrej Lapajne (CEO at Zebra BI, ICV member, IBCS Association founding member) will give a keynote presentation about best practices in designing reports, dashboards and presentations at XI. International ICV Congress in Warsaw, Poland.

In a presentation entitled 'The Traffic Signs for the Management; Best Practices in Designing Reports, Dashboards and Presentations' Andrej will present practical business cases from some of the world’s leading companies. Examples include advanced sales analytics, profitability analyses, cash-flow forecasts, ROA-trees, trend analyses and more. They all have one thing in common: a clear and efficient visual design, according to the recommendations of the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS).

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42 Controller Congress 2017

Meet us at the 42nd Controller Congress in Munich, Germany

The 42nd ICV Controller Congress, the largest event for finance professionals in Europe, will be held on May 15/16, 2017 in The Westin Grand Munich Hotel, Munich, Germany.

This year's congress, which is entitled “Agile controlling in digital reality: Managing upheavals successfully” will take the participants into an agile reality. In the attractive agenda you will find relevant and up-to-date topics, presented by successful top managers and controllers from well-known companies.

42nd Controller Congress

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Meet us at the 4th International Controlling Conference in Croatia

The 4th International Controlling Conference in Croatia will be held on 8th of November 2016 at Westin Hotel in Zagreb, Croatia.

The main topic of this year's conference, which is entitled “The Future of Controlling Has Already Begun”, is inspired by economic development influenced by global changes, and controlling has a major role to play in this regard.

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