Power BI Connector: 3-Wk Implementation

Slalom Consulting

Work with us to build a Connector & Service Content Pack that utilizes your API to enable quick insights & enhances your product’s visibility to your customers with the Microsoft Power BI Platform.

By the end of the engagement you will have a publicly available Service Content Pack.

This will be of particular interest to ISVs and SaaS providers interested in enabling their customers to leverage Power BI with their tools.


Week 1: Discovery

  • Initial kickoff meeting to review and confirm the scope of the project
  • Detailed requirements gathering; review and discuss desired functionality
  • Review existing reports and analytics
  • Review available data

Week 2: Implementation

  • Develop Connector
  • Build queries and data transformations
  • Build data model including business logic and measures
  • Develop visualizations and reports

Week 3: Testing & Publishing

  • Review and revise content
  • Perform usability and load testing
  • Submit Content Pack to Power BI Content Pack Gallery


  1. Power BI Connector that handles authentication, paging, and throttling

  2. Publicly available Content Pack including:

    • Queries – any data transformation that need to be performed upon the raw data as available in the API
    • Robust Data Model – including tables, relationships, and measures relevant to the business context
    • Up to 5 pages of reports and visuals
    • Dashboard featuring highlights from the reports including entry point for NLP Q&A
    • Assistance in registering your content pack with Power BI Content Pack Gallery
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