The Open Data Blend Insights service currently works for Microsoft work or school accounts and Microsoft Outlook accounts. To successfully log in to access the reports, your Analytics User account needs to be associated with an email address belonging to one of these account types.
Open Data Blend Insights is a collection of business intelligence reports carefully designed to effectively visualise open data. The service is built on top of Open Data Blend Analytics and Power BI. Open Data Blend Insights reports are called 'Insight Reports'.
The Open Data Blend Insights UI includes three types of pages:
- Report Catalogue
- Report Profile
- Report View
You only need a paid plan and the Insight Reports add-on to load and interact with Insight Reports on the Report View pages.
The Report Catalogue lists the available Insight Reports and those to be added soon. You will see a thumbnail of the report along with a summary of its contents.
Except for reports that are coming soon, clicking on a report tile will navigate to the report's profile page.
The Report Profile page serves three primary purposes:
- Help you decide whether a report is likely to meet your needs
- Provide report data and content licensing information
- Act as an entry point to view and interact with the report
The page has three sections:
- Report Summary
- Report Gallery
- Report Launcher
The Report Summary provides information on the data sources and target audience for which the report has been optimised.
The Report Gallery allows you to see what the report looks like. The screenshots contain actual data, so they are an excellent way to determine whether a report can support your decision-making process ahead of signing up for a paid plan.