Power BI and reporting

Microsoft Power BI is the University’s functionally rich reporting tool, available to staff across the University. You can use Power BI to produce sophisticated reports and dashboards, simply and easily.

Why Power BI?

Power BI replaces the Discoverer reporting tool, which is now out of support and will soon be decommissioned.

Watch a short video and discover some of the features and benefits of our new reporting tool.

IT help and support

The IT Support Centre provide technical help and support for Power BI. This includes managing requests for Power BI Pro licences, and access to reports (which are known as ‘Apps’ in Power BI). Access requests must be made by the line manager of the person requesting access.

Online help and support

Knowledge articles are available to help you – this may mean you don't need to call us. Search for ‘Power BI’ in the Support Portal – or click the links below:

Help from your local reporting teams

Help with usage and creation of new reports is provided locally by reporting teams across the University – if you don’t know who your local contacts are, please speak to your school administration team.

Online learning and how to guides

We encourage anyone using Power BI to complete basic or advanced online training. There are also Microsoft help guides which cover topics such as how to create visualisations and dashboards, publishing, and using Power BI Desktop to connect to your own datasets. A recording of a staff training event that took place in May 2019 is also available.