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# Research & Articles

## Video posts

### Data Storytelling: Next Chapter in Business Intelligence

To tap into the full potential of data, we must learn how to present information in a way that lights up the parts of the brain responsible for emotions. This is where the art of storytelling comes into play. All the data we possess and many of the cutting-edge technologies, which help us to visualize stories, such as AI and augmented analytics, become irrelevant if we don’t know the foundations of good storytelling.

### 7 Key Business Intelligence Trends to Expect in 2021

In this article, we take a closer look at major BI trends to look out for in 2021.

### 4 reasons why a CFO needs BI in finance department

In this article, we take a closer look at the benefits of BI and analytics in finance. There are at least 4 important reasons why successful CFOs should start implementing BI in the daily work of the finance department.

### VIDEO: scenario analysis (part 2)

In this video, we’ll learn how to build the measures to calculate a percentage change in total sales when certain sales channels are selected. The example shows how the price increase in certain sales channels affects the overall sales.

### VIDEO: scenario analysis (part 1)

In this video, we’ll learn how to do a scenario analysis using DAX. In the first part of the tutorial, we analyze how a price change affects total sales.

### BI-powered Platforms Help Merchant Acquirers to Attract New Clients

With rising competition and things rapidly changing in the payments industry, leading acquirers no longer serve just as a link between merchants, card issuers and payment schemes, but are quickly introducing additional value-added services to attract new clients. One of such useful extra services provided by banks and other acquirers are business intelligence (BI) based analytical platforms.

### VIDEO: using SumIF and CountIF in Power BI

When people come from Excel to Power BI, they’re surprised to learn that there are no SumIF and CountIF functions in DAX. In this short video, we show how you can substitute SUMIF and COUNTIF using a few different solutions. Enjoy!

### Silver lining for Analytics Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

If it’s possible at all for us to find any silver lining in this global tragedy, it’s that the pandemic has significantly accelerated the development of analytics and business intelligence during this year.

### Shopping Around: Acquisitions in the BI Market Expected to Increase

Experts predict the beginning of a new wave of acquisitions in BI the market.

### VIDEO: using SWITCH function

In this video, we’ll take a look at the SWITCH function in DAX. Check out the advantages of SWITCH over the IF function.

### Toyota Ukraine enhances collaboration with dealerships to better serve end-customers

To improve its digital tools and data management processes Toyota Ukraine, the official distributor of Toyota and Lexus cars, as well as spare parts in the country, integrated Microsoft Dynamics 365, Teams, Microsoft Power Platform and SharePoint Online.

### Russian Truck Manufacturer KAMAZ Introduced Power BI to Improve Quality Control

The quality control department of KAMAZ introduced the “Manager’s monitor” using Power BI. Dashboards are used to get insights to the most relevant information, quickly identify negative trends, and find potential solutions and growing points. Product managers, business process owners and deputy quality directors have access to the business intelligence tool.

### Highlights of Power BI November Update

Earlier this week Microsoft released the November update for Power BI. In this article, we take a look at some of the new features that came out this month.