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Power BI – A Powerful Tool for Canadian Credit Unions

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Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors provided by Microsoft that work together to turn unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights. It’s a business intelligence tool for analyzing and visualizing raw data to present actionable information. Power BI lets you easily connect to your data sources, visualize and discover what’s important, and share that with anyone or everyone you want.

Power BI supports a wide range of data sources, including:

  • Files: Excel workbooks, CSV files, XML, JSON, and more.
  • Databases: SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and more.
  • Online Services: SharePoint lists, Dynamics 365, Salesforce, Google Analytics, and more.
  • Cloud Databases: Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Spark in Azure HDInsight.

Credit Unions can use Power BI to gain valuable insights into their operations, members, and market and make informed decisions that drive growth and profitability.

Power BI is not just a tool for data analysis; it’s a daily companion for Credit Union leaders seeking to enhance decision-making and strategic planning. By integrating Power BI into their daily routines, leaders can:

  • Real-Time Decision Making: Access real-time data dashboards that provide an up-to-the-minute view of the credit union’s performance, allowing for swift and informed decisions.
  • Member Insights: Gain deeper insights into member behaviour and preferences, enabling personalized service offerings and targeted marketing strategies.
  • Operational Efficiency: Identify and monitor key operational metrics to streamline processes, reduce costs, and improve overall efficiency.
  • Risk Management: Utilize predictive analytics to anticipate and mitigate risks, ensuring the credit union’s assets and reputation are safeguarded.

Questions to Consider

  1. What kind of data does your Credit Union have that could be used in Power BI?
  2. How can your Credit Union leverage Power BI for daily decision-making?
  3. What are some examples of data and connections that can be used in Power BI?


  1. Credit unions have a wealth of data, including member demographics, transaction history, loan applications, and more, that can be used in Power BI.
  2. Power BI can help credit unions make informed decisions quickly by providing real-time data and identifying potential risks and opportunities.
  3. Power BI supports many data sources, including files, databases, online services, and cloud databases.

Contact Me

If you’re a Canadian Credit Union looking for help with Power BI solutions, feel free to reach out. I have extensive experience leveraging Power BI to transform raw data into actionable insights. Let’s work together to drive growth and profitability for your Credit Union.

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