Final Notes

Roadmap

Power BI product prom Microsoft is relatively young product but very promising. Almost every month they publish their release notes.

The extension integrates Magento store with Power BI Online offering and the more functionality Microsoft provides, the more Magento store owners can benefit from the integration.

One of the main areas that will allow enhancing the extension in the future is the API. Some of the great improvements such as specifying relations between datasets are already announced and we are working on extending the functionality based on those improvements.

Please, contact extension provider to get more details about the road map.

Extending the functionality

The license of the extension allows store owners to develop additional functionality by extending the base functionality provided with the module.

One use case is extending the data delivered to Power BI. Each store owner may have different strategy and may want to concentrate on specific data, not covered by current set of data delivered to Power BI Service. This would require creation of custom data grid or just a php class that will play role of a data provider. Such provider might be connected to the extension to deliver the data to Power BI. Please, contact extension provider to request development documentation and IT support that may also include professional services to help you deliver the data you want.

The Power BI Integration Extension might be used to transfer more data than it is supported at the moment. Current architecture supports creation of modules on top of Power BI Integration that will allow connecting more data.

Another use case might be embedding of the reports, dashboards or just separate tiles into other areas of Magento. For example, one might want to add some KPIs or charts on main dashboard of Magento backend. This will be possible by requesting the code samples for embedding functionality to Magento Platform from extension provider. Such support might require extra IT Support package.

Please note that redistribution of the extension or its modifications is not allowed without agreement with the extension provider.

Please, contact the extension provider if you are interested in extending the functionality.