Prism draws on information from Power BI and other sources to provide comprehensive, tailored, and largely automated dashboards that can provide an accurate reflection of the active directory and user estate. That includes identifying: active and inactive users, active disabled users, and inactive disabled users, including when a user was last active.
“Prism provides the whole permeation of license uses and users. It allowed for easy number crunching and comparisons with HR numbers, i.e. maternity leave and secondments, to make sure we kept those licenses in place,” says the client. Prism can also look at specific software use cases to help shed a light on who needs what for their role by identifying when a user has not activated a standard license or premium license like Power BI.
For example, the agency identified that some 150 users had no requirement for Microsoft Word. For them, this not only helped to cut costs but provided a huge amount of time-saving. According to the client: “Prism is the ideal tool for businesses who do not have the time and in-depth knowledge to do this manually. To replicate what is done through Prism would take me nine months. It is a very low-cost high-value tool that would take a Power BI developer a lot of time and effort.”