For construction contractors looking to evolve their tech stack, what’s the difference between ProNovos and Power BI?
Let’s start at a high level.
Over the past decade, ProNovos has teamed with construction CEOs, accounting managers, IT departments, construction-management academics, CFMA members and CPA firms to create, refine and deliver financial workflows, analytics dashboards and project-management tools that meet contractors’ specific needs.
Power BI is a general business-intelligence tool for companies in any industry.
There’s no doubt that Power BI, which is backed by Microsoft, is nifty software for creating data visualizations. However, some analysts point to general limitations of the tool, such as its excessive complexity, bulky UI, data-sharing constraints, and more.
In addition, construction contractors should keep in mind some specific limitations of Power BI. For example, it wasn’t designed to do things like help your teams share drawings, RFIs and submittals; automate WIP reporting, revenue projections and other workflows; or give you construction-specific dashboards populated with data from Foundation, Sage or Viewpoint.