1. Can you build ad-hoc reports?
Pre-built reports are a great starting point but ad-hoc reports give you the ability to dive deeper and create reports that answer your specific questions, and identify the trends that matter to your business.
2. Do your reports utilise real-time data?
Historical data may be useful for identifying past trends but to enable real-time decisions, you need real-time data. Canvas and Power BI both use the most up to date data available to make your reports as relevant as possible.
3. Can you illustrate your data visually?
When your data is presented in a visually appealing way, instead of as raw numbers, it can help to give a quick-glance feel of your data. Both Canvas and Power BI reports can be used to create a variety of charts and graphs to help you tell your story.