Power BI Migrations

Our Power BI experts have led successful migrations for many of the world's best-known companies.

Power BI Migrations
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What our migration process is designed to do

DesignMind has performed numerous large-scale migrations from a wide array of Business Intelligence tools and platforms to Power BI. Our migration methodology has proven its effectiveness on dozens of Power BI migrations projects involving over 1,000 reports and dashboards, and dozens of data sources.

Led by DesignMind consultants working in close collaboration with key stakeholders and other participants, our process is designed to:

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Gain an early understanding of the migration timeline, effort, and resource requirements
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Evaluate and mitigate risk
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Replace existing BI tools to provide a familiar user experience, or if desired, dramatic improvements
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Facilitate widespread adoption of Power BI throughout the organization
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Reduce costs by retiring licenses, hardware and product support of legacy BI tools and platforms

How we'll work with you

Migration Assessments

Our migration assessments are proven to meet objectives such as the following:

  • Estimate cost savings from migrating your current reporting environment to Power BI
  • Define migration requirements (timelines, resources, success criteria, training plan, environment setup)
  • Create an inventory of reports/dashboards to be migrated
  • Establish what reporting assets can be eliminated, consolidated, or maintained as edge cases
  • Formulate a migration plan using prioritization criteria, and by reducing licensing/subscription spend as quickly as possible
  • Determine the project timeline and resourcing needed to complete the migration

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Power BI Migrations

Each organization has its own unique needs. Our migration engagement framework is flexible enough to meet any of the following challenges:

  • Estimate cost savings from migrating your current reporting environment to Power BI
  • Define migration requirements (timelines, resources, success criteria, training plan, environment setup)
  • Establish an optimal architecture to support the new environment
  • Create an inventory of reports/dashboards to be migrated
  • Establish what reporting assets can be eliminated, consolidated, or maintained as edge cases
  • Define, then deliver a POC to meet defined success criteria, such as functionality, performance, user acceptance and user experience
  • Formulate a migration plan using prioritization criteria, and by reducing licensing/subscription spend as quickly as possible
  • Determine timelines, waves/phases, and resourcing needed to complete migration efforts
  • Change Management efforts, such as rollout, training and adoption, governance, service management, and security

Enterprise Scale Migrations

For Enterprise Scale migrations, please contact us directly.

Planning the work (what to expect)

We're often asked about our engagement process (what information or documentation do we need, what does our process look like, etc.). Here’s what you can expect:

Initial Assessment Meeting

We’ll work with you and your team to define objectives, determine what key activities need to be accomplished, and estimate the effort required. A mutual non-disclosure agreement is typically executed before, or immediately after, this meeting.

Technical Discovery Meeting

We’ll meet to discuss the most important details about the engagement, determine scope (as well as outline individual workstreams, if applicable), and define success criteria, deliverables, and the proposed project team.

Presentation of a Statement of Work (SOW)

Our presentation will convey a well-defined engagement, and that the estimated level of effort is both clear and accurate.

Review, Approval and Onboarding

Once the SOW has been reviewed and approved, we’ll get our teams working together ASAP.

We migrate from these platforms

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Why choose DesignMind for Power BI migrations?

We’ve helped our clients migrate hundreds of thousands of users off legacy Business Intelligence platforms, and saved them millions of dollars in licensing, subscription, and support costs.

See what makes us so unique, and why we’re the first company our clients contact for all things data.

DesignMind Team of over 50 Experts
Dedicated team of over 50 consultants/experts
Power BI Project Management
The experience of hundreds of Power BI projects
Power BI Engagement Model
Engagement model designed to empower your team
Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform Expertise
Expertise across the entire Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform
Microsoft Gold Partner
Microsoft Gold Partner with multiple competencies

Our clients love working with us!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are your typical customers?

We work with companies ranging in size from 100+ employees to some of the largest global brands with hundreds of thousands of employees. However, the common connection to them all are underlying data-related initiatives we not only help them accelerate, but also deliver successfully.

Do you farm your work out to offshore teams?

The work we deliver for our clients tends to be either mission critical or highly visible within their organizations (often rolling up to Executive Leadership and Boards). This type of work requires execution and project velocity that offshore models can’t deliver. As such, all our project-based work is performed by team members based in the US.

Do you provide ongoing support after implementations have been completed?

We have a Support Team based in Central America, which is 100% dedicated to the maintenance and support of solutions, environments, and platforms that our Consulting team in the US delivers.

What is your service area?

Many of our clients are located in the Western US. However, because we serve numerous companies with global footprints, we regularly work with teams across the country and other parts of the globe.

Where is your team based?

Every member of our Consulting team is based in the US, which is who performs 100% of our project-based work. Our Support team is based in Central America and can be leveraged to take over ongoing maintenance and support of solutions, environments, or platforms that we deliver.

My project involves confidential information. Do you sign NDAs with your clients?

Yes. Prior to performing any discovery on a potential project or engagement, we request that a mutual non-disclosure agreement be executed. Whether the mutual NDA is yours or ours is completely up to your company’s policies.

Contact DesignMind

Give us a call at 415.538.8484 or schedule a free consultation with us by completing the form.

We look forward to connecting with you!