Enlighten Designs recognised for Power BI expertise

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Being listed as a finalist for the Power BI 2022 Microsoft Partner of the Year award is an outstanding achievement for the NZ company that punches way above its weight and consistently demonstrates excellence in innovation and implementation of Power BI solutions.

Enlighten Designs has been perfecting the art of turning data into meaningful stories with Power BI since Microsoft first announced the Power BI Best Visual contest back in late 2015.

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All data tells a story. It can be used to measure performance, plan and adjust future goals, and even identify areas to improve for any business – but only if you can bring the stories behind the data to life.

Simplifying complex data

A business generates all kinds of data from every activity. The ‘usual suspects’ include:

  • measuring past or current performance of employees, products or sales
  • predicting future performance of employees, products or sales based on trends
  • marketplace analysis – how it’s changing, where your business fits and future trends
  • in-depth organisational analysis: KPIs, trendlines, successes, failures, areas doing well, opportunities for improvement.

Generally speaking, organisations have measured data for a long time – but spreadsheets and numbers don’t always bring the stories behind the data to life.

This is where tools like Microsoft Power BI can help organise your data in a way that brings out valuable insights. Power BI allows professionals and businesses to create visuals, reports and dashboards to share with key stakeholders and decision-makers for a fresh take on achieving strategic goals.

Power BI’s data advantage

Power BI can integrate different data sets into one cohesive report, letting you explore relationships between various data points and respond to insights uncovered in the data to support decision-making. Power BI’s dashboards also help by giving handy snapshots of the most important and relevant information. With visuals collected in one place, users and key stakeholders can easily engage and interact with the data and provide high-level context.
Working with Power BI also identifies which data is important and most effective as a visual, letting you create reports and dashboards that demonstrate key aspects of your company. As a result, you quickly see where you are performing above par and those ‘black spots’ that could use an adjustment for future improvements. These reports let you go deeper into the data by simply changing parameters.

Customer examples

Enlighten Designs’ client portfolio includes non-profits working to fight poverty, manufacturers tasked with ensuring on-site worker safety, charities working for the environment, and large health care. In each case, they’ve been able to develop a scalable, repeatable process of education and empowerment to unlock the power of Power BI both for the clients’ benefit and for the good of their customers and stakeholders.

United Nations Capital Development Fund

Through their hallmark Discovery & Design workshops, Enlighten set up multiple reports for the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), with the most recent involving support for their Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and Enterprise reporting. As a result, UNCDF were able to fine-tune the reporting that underpins their vital work on eradicating poverty – activities that reverberate throughout the world as the funding of capital development impacts communities everywhere.

Amedisys, Inc.

Amedisys, Inc. is a large, aged care sector player in the United States. Whilst they had used Power BI previously, they called upon Enlighten Designs to create KPI reports that would let them visualise their data to complement and enhance existing processes. These instant snapshots of relevant metrics mean they can now identify trends, focus on new sales opportunities, and adapt offers to the market quickly.

Blackline Safety

Enlighten Designs has been working with the talented team at Blackline Safety to support their data capabilities for several years. The work has included collaboration in building custom visuals and tools to bridge the gaps with available Power BI visuals for better reporting, leading to improving worker safety and greater productivity for Blackline’s clients. As with all true partnerships, Enlighten has benefitted from being part of the learning process and acknowledge how it’s grown their Power BI competency as a results.

Want to learn more about Power BI?

Don’t sit there wondering what your data is trying to tell you – reach out to Enlighten Designs and bring your data to life. Click on the button below to see working samples of data visualisations Enlighten has built for United Nations and Amedisys and take the opportunity to find out how you can build your own Power BI report in less than 5 minutes.


See samples of Enlighten's work


As an award-winning creative technical agency, Enlighten Designs is on a mission to deliver digitally transformative experiences for SMB to enterprise customers.


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Enlighten Designs creates beautiful, user-friendly digital solutions. As an award-winning creative technical agency, our mission is to deliver digitally transformative experiences for customers ranging from small businesses to enterprise clients. Founded in 1998, Enlighten Designs is based on our passion to bring exceptionally designed, innovative and custom technology solutions from the shores of New Zealand to the world.

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