Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence (BI) refers to a broad spectrum of reporting and visualization activities.

Not everyone is excited by financial statements and operational reporting. (We are by the way!!) For those who do not live in a world of tabular reporting daily, implementing a BI visualization solution may be what the doctor ordered. Not to be cliché but a picture is worth a thousand words.

Events and Grant Dashboard

This sample Events and Grants dashboards contains various interactive visual components providing an overview of budgeted revenue by event and Grants requested, declined and distributed to programs.

Financial Dashboard

This sample Financial dashboard provides an interactive analysis of key financial performance indicators for management to gain an overview of the organizations financial picture.

Memberships Dashboard

This sample Membership dashboard provides a comparative analysis of membership dues by type, location month and targets to gain greater insight.

Interactive Dashboards with Microsoft Power BI

Kona delivers interactive visualizations using Microsoft’s Power BI to develop and deliver tailor solutions for non-profit organizations. Interactive Dashboards are the end product after aligning your financial (accounting software), operational data (membership systems, ticketing, point of sale etc) and your budgeting data (CPM, budgeting software) and presenting in a way that people can understand and see and analyze trends.

We specialize in bringing your systems data together to produce valuable reporting and dashboards, aka business intelligence, such that your team members know and feel the pulse of your organization.

Interested in trying some interactive samples of Power BI dashboards

Power BI provides benefits throughout the organization such as: 

Solution benefits for company

  • Visualizations provide graphical representations of data in a coherent format that is clear and easy to understand. This allows us to understand the information more effectively to make informed decisions.
  • Graphical designs help us determine emerging trends. Trending information displayed in a graphical format versus a tabular one provides additional insight that may not be detected by raw numbers.
  • Multi level analysis provides the ability to dive into trends and analytics to better understand the underlying information. This data support provides additional credibility.
  • Visual storytelling provides a medium for the narrator to convey their message to the reader. We’ve seen examples of this throughout history with pictures, figures, examples to help the reader digest the information being presented.


Support your organizations visualizations with robust features like: 

Visualizations: Wide range of detailed and attractive visualizations. You can create reports and dashboards using as simple or as complex visualizations as you want to represent your data set with. There is also a library available for custom visualizations.

Get Data: Get Data feature lets Power BI users to select from a range of data sources. The data sources are anywhere in the spectrum from on-premise to cloud-based, unstructured to structured. New data sources are added every month.

Customizable: Dashboards are a collection of visualizations offering meaningful information or insights into data. Typical dashboards in Power BI are composed of multiple visualizations as tiles. They are single pages from the reports. The dashboards are shareable as well as printable.

Flexible Tiles: A tile is a single block containing a visualization in a Power BI dashboard. Tiles segregate each informative visualization properly to provide a clearer view. These tiles can be adjusted and the size can also be changed. Also, they can be placed anywhere on the dashboard as per the users’ convenience.

Navigation Pane: The navigation pane has options of datasets, dashboards, and reports. Users can conveniently work in Power BI and navigate between datasets, dashboard they are working on, and reports they are creating.

Natural Language Search: The Natural Language Q&A i.e. question and answer box is a unique feature of Power BI. Using the Q&A box, a user can ask questions in natural language to search for data and information available in Power BI system. The cognitive engines of Power BI will search for the data or visualization or a part of the report that is been searched for and return it to the user. The cognitive technology uses rephrasing, autofill, suggestions and other such techniques to fulfill the search requirements of users.

The Benefits of Visualization Software Tools

When then you choose a visualization solution like Power BI, you can:

  • Collect real-time, accurate data automatically
  • Create interactive visual key performance indicators
  • Collaborate with team members
  • Develop scenario models