What is Power BI used for?

Microsoft Power Business Intelligence, or Power BI for short, is a powerful analytical tool that allows companies to collect, analyze and visualize data. It gives them better insight into their business and allows them to make more informed decisions based on real data. Are you considering implementing a platform with the help of which you will extract useful information from your data? From the following article, you will learn exactly what Microsoft's flagship BI software, Power BI, is.

What is Power BI?

Power BI, or rather Microsoft Power Business Intelligence, is an analytical tool consisting of a series of business intelligence class applications and services. It is largely a cloud-based system that helps companies in various industries collect, process and analyze data from a variety of sources through a user-friendly interface. Power BI is currently the most well-known tool regarding business analytics.

How is the Power BI system from Microsoft built?

Within the Power BI suite, we distinguish three of its most important components.

  1. Power BI Desktop, a free application that installs on a Windows computer, is designed to create reports.
  2. Power BI Online allows you to conveniently view and interact with reports anywhere, anytime. This is the version of the program for phones and tablets.
  3. The Power BI Service, on the other hand, is Microsoft’s secure, hosted cloud service that allows users to view Power BI dashboards, reports and applications via a web browser or mobile apps for Windows, iOS and Android. The reports or their elements can then be shared with other users in the organization.

What is Power BI used for?

Data is the lifeblood of modern businesses. More information generated than ever before is meaningless if it is not processed properly. With the help of organizations that want to make decisions based on real data comes business intelligence software such as Microsoft Power BI.

The use of Power BI brings a number of benefits. Among the most important of these is the ability to import huge amounts of data that most other platforms available to date cannot handle. Built into the system

machine learning functions enable data to be analyzed in an efficient way, making it easier to spot important trends and make accurate predictions.

Power BI also teaches good data visualization practices. The analyses created with its help are very interactive and understandable for everyone. It is also easy to share prepared reports by publishing and sharing them. Power BI is equipped with an intuitive interface that makes it a much more user-friendly tool and easier to navigate compared to complex spreadsheets or ERP systems. With the help of attractive data visualization, it is much faster to analyze and draw conclusions.

Power BI guarantees data security by controlling both internal and external access. Importantly, the analytics platform from Microsoft is constantly being developed. This gives system users access to state-of-the-art business intelligence solutions. At the same time, Power BI is an affordable tool – organizations can flexibly adjust the system depending on their needs and the size of the data they collect.

Microsoft Power BI integrations

One of the main advantages of Power BI is its ability to integrate freely with popular applications that are used in various aspects of an organization’s operations. These include SharePoint, Office 365 and Dynamics 365, as well as from other products outside the Microsoft ecosystem, including: Azure SQL, Stream Analytics, Salesforce, GitHub, Google Analytics, Spark, Hadoop or MailChimp. The program allows automatic retrieval of data from specific sources, which greatly speeds up the creation of reports.

What can you do in Power BI?

What functionalities does Microsoft Power BI offer? The business analysis tool allows you to pull data from multiple systems simultaneously. A key feature of Power BI is the option to process data from a wide variety of sources. Including from: spreadsheets, accounting software, ERP, commercial software, CRM or project management systems. In addition to this, the system allows efficient connection to data warehouses within the Microsoft ecosystem or to local SQL databases. With the help of Power BI, it is possible to create dashboards that allow you to monitor indicators relevant to your organization’s perspective (so-called KPIs) on an ongoing basis. It doesn’t stop there, however, as Power BI’s capabilities are constantly being expanded to best meet the needs and expectations of companies.

How to implement Power BI?

A state-of-the-art analytics tool from Microsoft is a huge improvement for companies looking to efficiently manage the data they collect. To be up to the task, they should be ideally suited to an organization’s needs and expectations. At EBIS, we introduce the Power BI application based on a customized implementation offer prepared for a given client.

Are you planning to introduce Power BI in your company? We invite you to contact us – we will provide a no-obligation presentation of the system’s capabilities and our expertise in the field.

EBIS – Microsoft Gold Partner

EBIS is one of Microsoft’s partners with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status. The prestigious award gives us full access to Microsoft resources and technologies, as well as technical, marketing and business support. Our consultants have extensive business analytics skills and are committed to implementing BI solutions.

We also provide training, which includes advice on how to make the most of the services offered by the Power Bi system and assistance in preparing the first reports, tables and charts.