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Zebra BI for Power BI product update

This Zebra BI for Power BI product update is all about insights. With the added features, it is now even easier to draw attention to where it should be and offer the right information at the right time.

A major update to Zebra BI Cards is here. Display multiple BANs, highlight specific cards, apply custom sorting, add KPI descriptions, and more. All with a single goal in mind: to show your performance in no time. Also, check out the improvements to Zebra BI Charts & Tables visuals.

Let's dive in.
Download the Demo PBIX file that contains all the latest features illustrated with many practical examples.

Note: This is a private version of our Power BI visuals (not the AppSource version).
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Watch the video below for a quick and practical overview of all major NEW features & updates:
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Play with our interactive example to get inspired and see all the new features in action. 
Tip: Make sure you put the interactive report in the full-screen mode (⤢) and check out all the pages by pressing the navigation arrows.

So, what’s new? 🎉

Sort by different criteria

This new functionality on Zebra BI Cards helps you get better data visibility and prioritize your KPIs. You can organize the cards by variance (relative or absolute), title, or value and sort by plan, previous year, or forecast. Simply go to the global toolbar and choose the Sort setting.

Easily see KPIs from different angles, gain clarity on what needs your attention, and act accordingly. 😎

Display multiple BANs

In addition to variances, you can display the main comparison metrics (e.g., plan, previous year, and forecast) on Zebra BI Cards. To show the BANs, go to the formatting pane under Card, and you will see an additional feature called 'Show variance'. Choose the view you wish to display and see the insights on all cards. You can switch between variances and BANs by clicking on them directly on the visual.

Your decision-makers will now have all the information they need at a glance. Only the sky is the limit now! 🥳

Highlight specific cards

To drive attention directly to where it should be, you can now highlight specific KPIs visualized with Zebra BI Cards. To access it, simply open each card in Focus mode and choose the desired color under the Highlight setting.

💡Pro tip: You can also highlight single categories on the charts inside the cards. Simply right-click on the chosen category (e.g., September) and make it stand out visually.

More app-like experience

The Zebra BI Tables 6.3 release is about making your reports even more interactive and user-friendly. You can now change some settings directly on the visual which contributes to a more app-like experience of Zebra BI visuals.

Hover over the table title and change the font family, color, or size without searching for it in the formatting pane. If you're using comments, you can also change the settings directly on the visual by clicking on the settings icon.

The experience is much more seamless and features like this can save you a lot of time. 🤩

Display dynamic comments automatically

We all love dynamic comments, right? And we all love small improvements that make our daily jobs easier and faster.

Enter the automatic display of dynamic comments in Zebra BI Charts. From now on, the comment box automatically appears when adding or removing comments from the placeholder. Forget about searching for settings in the formatting pane. Small changes make a big difference. 😎

P.S., we also repositioned the comment marker in the Result column in the waterfall chart. We have additional plans for this, but the recent improvement should already increase chart readability.

Other Improvements

Zebra BI Tables 6.3

  • Drill-down is enabled in tables with hierarchies where the parent and the child have the same name.

  • The drop-down markers are suppressed in the rows with no subordinate layers to ensure better readability of the tables with hierarchies.

Zebra BI Charts 6.3

  • The highlighting option for the grand total column is enabled. Right-click on the label and choose 'Highlight. You can also apply your custom color by clicking on the color picker.

  • The subtotal difference highlight values were added to the tooltips.

Zebra BI Cards 1.6.1

  • It is now possible to reset the individual card back to the default state. The reset to default on the individual can be accessed in the focus mode toolbar via the button “Reset to default “ in the top right corner.

  • Just like in Zebra BI Charts visual, the user has now the ability to use the treat nulls as zero toggle also for charts within Zebra BI Cards. The toggle can be accessed via the global setting pane in the Cards section and is called “Treat nulls as zeroes“.

  • It is now possible to change the format data on a global level, using the formatting pane on the right side of the PBI. In this way users with multiple cards that contain the same type of data can save precious time, changing the format of all cards in one go.

  • Followed by Zebra BI tables 6.1., users can now implement the basis point formatting also in Zebra Bi Cards 1.6. This new addition allows you to measure different margins in cases where they do not grow by many percent, but by fractions of a percent.

  • Now the report developers have the option to include the Scaled group’s functionality also in the Reading view to enable report viewers to design their reports and save them as a bookmark.

  • The KPI description functionality is now also applicable for Zebra BI Cards with trend charts.
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Time to give it a spin!

If you're using the AppSource version of Zebra BI (version 4.0.0 or higher), then your Zebra BI Charts & Cards will be updated via Microsoft's AppSource marketplace automatically once processed. Please note that Zebra BI Tables 6.3 is a new visual that you need to import from Microsoft's AppSource manually. Expected release dates according to the Microsoft Power BI team:

  • Zebra BI Cards 1.6.1: April 20, 2023
  • Zebra BI Tables 6.0: February 16, 2023
  • Zebra BI Charts 6.0: February 16, 2023

If you're using an older (private) version of Zebra BI (e.g. 3.x.x or older), then this is a perfect opportunity to update your Zebra BI! When ready, just shoot us an email at support@zebra.bi and we'll help you migrate to the latest version.

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