About ShortPoint Power BI Integration


After a close coordination with Microsoft, ShortPoint has come up with Power BI Integration feature which has many of the Power BI Embed scenarios covered. 


ShortPoint has made it quite simple for customers to integrate Power BI reports to SharePoint pages using two integration options:

  1. Logged In User Account Integration
  2. Master Power BI Pro Account Integration

ShortPoint Power BI vs Microsoft Power BI Webpart vs Others



ShortPoint Power BI

Microsoft Power BI Webpart

Others

Integration Options
  1. Logged In User Account Integration
  2. Master Power BI Pro Account Integration
Only Logged In user rights with No login prompt option 1
Only Logged In user rights with always login 2
Power BI Embedded
Fully Supported. click here to know more.
Not Supported
Not Supported
Retrieve All App Workspaces 
ShortPoint let users select from all app workspace to retrieve data;

The user needs to copy the embed URL from PowerBI report;

You can only select reports/dashboards from My Workspace
Report Types
ShortPoint allow users to embed following report types from all workspaces;
  1. Reports (With report pages)
  2. Dashboards
  3. Tiles under dashboard
Only reports are allowed
Following but from only My workspace;
  1. Reports 
  2. Dashboards
  3. Tiles under dashboard
Power BI Pro license
COST
ShortPoint is the most cost-effective, and it offers customers two integration options with Power BI:

Power BI Master Account Integration: Only one pro license with embedded capacity

Logged In User Integration: All site visitors will need to login with valid Power BI Pro user

All site visitors will need to have a valid Power BI pro
All site visitors will need to login with valid Power BI Pro user
Prompt Login Message and TooltipIn Logged In User Integration option, if the user is not logged in, the customer can configure login text message to display for site visitors with tooltip option.

Configuration


Site Visitor's View


Not SupportedNot Supported
Switching between Integration OptionsCustomers at any point of time switch between Logged In user Integration Option to Master Account Integration option. click here to know how to switch.Not SupportedNot Supported
Login Token CachePower BI Master Account Integration: ShortPoint can fetch token in background seamlessly which makes experience much smoother for site visitors
Logged In User Integration: ShortPoint caches the token for 60 minutes
Not Supported (Will render report ONLY if logged in user has Power BI Pro license and rights to it)Prompt login each time 


1 In case if the logged in user doesn't have rights to see the report, the SharePoint page where the Power BI Report is embedded, will show a message saying the content cannot be loaded.

2 It will always ask users to login for Power BI Reports, Dashboards and TIles