This blog post covers the steps to display your Power BI on Digital Signage displays in the secure way. It is possible for you to show your Power BI Report or Dashboard on office displays without making your report URL public.
Keep reading to learn more ⬇️
Drive action with Digital Signage & Business Insights
The truth can be found in the data. You’ve got data, but what next?
You need to communicate your insights and information to drive action throughout the workplace. Datavisualization is the key for the employees to understanding the bigger picture. Visuals are more engaging than the raw data.
Go data driven – Share your Power BI Reports on Digital Signage
With today’s tools the data can be collected, analysed and summarised into dashboards with easy to use tools, such as Microsoft Power BI.
The data visualizations make it easier to understand the trends, patterns and the whole story around the data.
You now have actionable information.
Creating a great looking dashboard is not enough. You need to get your KPIs in Insights in front of the right people in order to drive action.
Valotalive – Microsoft Power BI integration – the secure way to display your dashboards
digital signage screens around the workplace.
Native Authentication to ensure high Security for you
Valotalive Power BI Digital Signage integration is based on native Azure AD authentication making it a secure way to display your dashboards.
Authenticating Valotalive with MS Power BI cloud means that you do not need to make any reports / dashboards public to show them on Digital Signage displays.
Follow these steps to display your Power BI Report on Digital Signage
1. Power BI Account
Make sure you have a valid MS Power BI cloud account
2. Valotalive Account
Activate your Valotalive account, you can do it here
If you do not have done so already, you can test Valotalive today as a FREE trial is provided for you.
Once you have activated your account you will be taken to Valotalive main page. Where you can do many things, but most of all you can find your Power BI app icon there.
3. Activate Your Display in Valotalive
Make sure you have an active display in Valotalive. You may test the service with a Valotalive My Display (Chrome Extension) display during the free trial.
Later you will need a mediaplayer that will connect Valotalive digital signage software with your office display. You may use any existing display with HDMI. Alternatively you have some options to go forward:
- Option I You can order the preconfigured, ready-to-go devices straight from Valotalive.
- Option II You can run Valotalive on your own media player running on Windows 10.
4. Activate your MS Power BI App in Valotalive
Once you are in Valotalive activate your MS Power BI Dashboards or Report app. We provide you with two different apps to suit your preferences (Reports or Dashboards)
- As one of the first steps you will be asked to authenticate Valotalive with MS Power BI cloud using your MS credentials.
- Valotalive supports Microsoft Azure AD authentication to enable best possible level of security for you:
Enter your MS Power BI credentials in Valotalive to go forward as shown in the image. You will be then taken back to Valotalive settings.
5. Adjust your Power BI Digital Signage app settings
In app settings choose the report / dashboard from the drop down menu + give further preferences in advance settings. You can scroll through the different tabs in Power BI Reports.
6. Assign your Power BI app to your Display
Turn your insights into actions – Go Data Driven
Data driven communication in practice means that we are sharing actionable information and visualizations around strategic domains, such as:
- Sales KPIs
- Health & Safety records
- Production Data
- Employee Incentive KPIs
Power BI + Valotalive Digital Signage is a perfect combination to drive transparency within your organization.
Further Reading you might find interesting
Top 5 Power BI Visual Design Best Practices (a blog post by PowerpivotPro)