Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers, and others in the supply chain, and managed as an independent organization (independent of both commercial activity and of Government). The delivery of AHDB’s services to levy payers is focused on six sectors, covering about 72% of total agricultural output in the UK. The six sectors are Pork, Dairy, Beef & Lamb, Horticulture, Cereals & Oilseeds and Potatoes.
AHDB needed to migrate the existing around 100 BI dashboards from Tableau to PowerBI and make the best use of PowerBI so that the market data and research findings are widely available in a format that allows farmers and growers to get more value from the dashboards. We were engaged in this project through G-Cloud procurement to undertake a feasibility study of Microsoft Power BI and test whether this software can meet AHDB’s reporting needs which at the time were being met through Tableau. Subject to Microsoft Power BI functionality and the results of the feasibility study, the Customer decided to go ahead with the full-scale migration to PowerBI.