November 5, 2020

Streamline Accounts Payable Reporting with Power BI

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In the modern business world, data is king. It is essential for companies to have a comprehensive understanding of their data to make informed decisions, particularly in the accounts payable department where accurate data can directly impact a company’s financial stability. Power BI provides an effective solution for businesses, offering real-time reporting based on SAP data and insightful analysis of accounts payable information.

What is Power BI?

Power BI is Microsoft’s business intelligence tool that transforms data into actionable insights through interactive dashboards and reports. It connects to a variety of data sources, including Excel spreadsheets and databases, to provide valuable information. Integrating Power BI with SAP can be challenging, but with the help of Zentrix Data Integrator, data migration from SAP to a modern data warehouse becomes seamless, enabling easy access to all your Accounts Payable data through Power BI.

Advantages of Power BI for Accounts Payable Reporting

Using Power BI for accounts payable reporting offers several benefits compared to traditional methods. Companies can analyze their accounts payable performance over time with interactive visuals such as charts and graphs, identify trends and patterns that could impact their bottom line, and access up-to-date SAP data for quick decision making. Additionally, Power BI helps businesses pinpoint areas for improvement to reduce costs and optimize their accounts payable process.

Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Reporting

Power BI is great at simplifying your KPI reporting. With the right data model in place, you will be able to monitor you key Accounts payable KPIS such as:

Payment Accuracy: Tracking the accuracy of payments made to suppliers on time.

Invoice Processing Time: The duration from receiving an invoice to payment.

Days Payable Outstanding (DPO): The average number of days taken to pay suppliers after receipt of an invoice.

On-Time Payment Percentage: Measuring the percentage of invoices paid before or on the due date.Total Outstanding Payables: The total amount owed to suppliers and vendors.


Accurate accounts payable reporting is essential for finance and decision-making professionals to understand a company’s financial health. Power BI offers numerous benefits, including interactive data visualization, integration with other business systems, and real-time data access. Zentrix Data Integrator makes the process of migrating SAP data to Power BI even more effortless. With Power BI, tracking accounts payable performance and making informed financial decisions has never been easier.



Jeff Stubbs

Jeff is the founder of Zentrix, a leading provider of Business Intelligence solutions for SAP. Known for his professionalism and reliability with over 20 years of experience, Jeff has spearheaded many transformative projects for clients, enhancing decision-making and business performance across industries. Through his blog, Jeff shares valuable insights into data analytics, systems integration, and business intelligence, offering practical advice for navigating the evolving SAP BI landscape. Follow Jeff for IT insights and updates, and discover how Zentrix is revolutionizing SAP BI solutions.