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Microsoft Azure + Power BI + SQL Reporting = A Match Made in Inventory System Heaven

It’s not a mathematical equation, but it is an equation for outstanding inventory management. Three elements which, when added to WithoutWire’s already powerful, state-of-the-art inventory management solution, triple the benefits to be gained. Built on Microsoft technologies, our affordable cloud subscription leverages Microsoft Azure and its integration to Active Directory for scalability and security, to bring you the data analytics embedded in Microsoft Power BI and SQL Reporting Services.

The Azure Foundation

We’ve taken inventory management and turned it into a science, by systematically replacing old technologies with cutting-edge technologies. Microsoft Azure is at the base of the triangle, the foundation on which our solution is built. WithoutWire utilizes Azure services for scaling, security, redundancy, and monitoring. Whether you’re a small business, or a multi-national enterprise, we are ready for you.

Azure provides a consistent, familiar, and stable environment on an unparalleled global scale that stretches across 30 regions worldwide to ensure top performance at all times. For example, Microsoft Azure enables the AccuWeather team to respond to 10 billion requests for crucial weather data per day. Yes, that’s billion with a “b.”

Add Power BI

Microsoft Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools for analyzing data and sharing insights. Power BI dashboards provide a 360-degree view of key performance indicators (KPIs) in one place, updated in real time, and available on all Android, iPhone devices, and from your web browser. With one click, users can explore and redesign the data behind their dashboards using intuitive tools that make finding answers easy.

WithoutWire has harnessed this power for providing world-class business intelligence within our inventory management solution. Sitting on Microsoft Azure, Power BI adds a level of business intelligence without equal.

Add SQL Reporting Services

At the apex of the triangle are SQL Reporting Services, aka SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). SSRS allows you to create, deploy, and manage mobile and paginated reports and labels with an extensive range of ready-to-use tools and services. Reports are created, published, and managed, then delivered to the appropriate users in different ways, whether that’s viewing them in a web browser, on mobile devices, or as an email in their in-box.

Mobile reports with a “responsive” layout adapt to different devices and the different ways you hold them. Or, you can create “traditional” paginated document-style reports, in which the more data you have, the more rows in the tables, and the more pages the report would have. This is great for generating fixed-layout, pixel-perfect documents optimized for printing as a PDF or Word file.


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