Paginated Reports comes to Pro

Microsoft introduced Paginated reports into the Power suite quite some time ago but this product has been outside the reach of most users due to requirement of premium or premium per user licensing. Microsoft recently made this functionality available to Pro users.
This will reduce licensing costs by 50% for an organisation with PPU licences just to receive this type of report.

Paginated Reports take away the pain of printing from Power BI, which never really gets the desired result. Once in the service these can be scheduled and emailed which is just fantastic.

BINavigation employs paginated reports in its Management Accounting suite to generate pdfs of accounts for distribution outside an organisation or to consumers without Power BI access.

Any organisation that has used SSRS should welcome paginated reports since it is essentially the same technology. So why not consider migrating these reports to the Power platform and avoid the internal anguish of resource intensive in house databases.

Announcing support for paginated reports in Power BI Pro | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

To see our financial reporting suite in action, take a look at our demo app. Unfortunately Microsoft does not allow this functionality, but we can demonstrate this on request.

Interested in a new approach to management accounts and financial statements. Then go to our financial statements section.

About the Author


I have spent many years as a Finance Director managing all the things FD's do. Close to my heart is the topic of getting accurate, timely and meaningful information (not data) to the management team and then helping them act on it. Many Power BI Apps seem cluttered with data overload. Just because the App can doesn't mean it should.

I have started BiNaviagation to help businesses get started with Power BI. So if you wish to comment on a similar journey or wish for me to get involved and offer some assistance, then leave a post or contact us.

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