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Microsoft Power BI

Discover insights in your data with Microsoft Power BI

An interactive data visualization tool for your business

Microsoft Power BI is a cloud-based business intelligence platform that empowers you to aggregate, analyze, visualize, and share data. It includes several software services, apps, and connectors that work in tandem to bring together unrelated sources of data and translate them into visually immersive, interactive, and valuable insights. This allows you to get a real-time 360-degree view of your business, anytime, anywhere, and on any internet-enabled device, helping you to make effective data-driven decisions.

The biggest advantage of Microsoft Power BI is that it can be used by everyone in the organization. With a simple user interface (similar to Microsoft Excel), it does not require any technical expertise. In addition, the ability to integrate with data sources, whether an Excel spreadsheet or a collection of cloud-based and on-premises hybrid data warehouses, makes this business intelligence tool extremely versatile. It offers several powerful features, including easy-to-use interfaces, powerful data visualization options, and seamless integration with various data sources.

Microsoft Power BI consists of four elements – Power BI Desktop, Power BI Service, Power BI Mobile Apps, and Power BI Report Server. While the first three elements allow you to create, share, and consume business insights in a way that best suits your role, the fourth element allows you to publish Power BI reports. As a leading Microsoft partner, saglobal’s implementation services ensure a smooth transition to Power BI, maximizing its capabilities for your business needs.

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Microsoft Power BI: Features

To empower you to collect, model, and visualize data, all in a way, that you can discover and share insights, the Microsoft Power BI platform comes packed with several features and capabilities such as:

  • Built-in AI capabilities
  • Power BI dashboard
  • Excel integration
  • Prebuilt and custom data connectors
  • Access to real-time analytics
  • Powerful semantic models
  • Application lifecycle management (ALM) toolkit
  • Open connectivity framework
  • Pixel-perfect paginated reports
  • No-limits Azure data lake
  • Microsoft Cloud App security
  • Drag and drop canvas
  • Hundreds of modern data visuals.

Microsoft Power BI: Benefits

Microsoft Power BI unifies data from different sources to create interactive, immersive dashboards and reports that provide actionable insights and drive business results.

    • Gain real-time business view
    • Enhance data analysis
    • Discover and share meaningful insights
    • Enhance timely data-driven decision-making
    • Find answers faster with industry-leading AI
    • Simplify sharing large volumes of data
Take the journey from data to insights with Microsoft Power BI.

Microsoft Power BI: User Plans

Power BI Pro
If you are seeking self-service BI

 

Self-service and modern BI in the cloud

Collaboration, publishing, sharing, and ad-hoc analysis

Fully managed by Microsoft

Power BI Premium
If you are looking for advanced analytics, big data support, and on-premises and cloud reporting
 

Advanced administration and deployment controls

Enterprise BI, big data analytics, cloud and on-premises reporting

Dedicated cloud compute and storage resources

Allows any user to consume Power BI content

Which plan should you choose and how much will it cost?

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We at sa.global specialize in Microsoft business application consulting, providing expert guidance and support for Power BI. As your implementation and support partner, we will help you unlock the full potential of Microsoft BI for your business.

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FAQs

Yes, Power BI offers a cloud-based service (Software as a Service – SaaS) alongside a desktop application. This cloud service, known as Power BI Service, allows you to securely access your reports and dashboards from anywhere with an internet connection.

There are several advantages to using a cloud-based data visualization tool like Power BI:

  • Accessibility: Access your reports and dashboards from any device with an internet connection.
  • Collaboration: Share reports and dashboards easily with colleagues and clients.
  • Scalability: Easily scale your data storage and processing power as your needs grow.
  • Cost-effective: Eliminates the need for upfront infrastructure investment.
  • Automatic updates: Benefit from automatic software updates and new features.

Power BI offers several benefits for reporting:

  • Visually appealing dashboards and reports: Create interactive and easy-to-understand reports that go beyond traditional static tables.
  • Self-service reporting: Empower users to create their own reports without relying on IT.
  • Large data volume capabilities: Handle and analyze large datasets efficiently.
  • Integration with various data sources: Connect to a wide range of data sources, both cloud-based and on-premises.
  • Mobile access: View reports and dashboards on your mobile device for on-the-go insights.

Yes, Power BI offers real-time data visualization tools, but with some limitations. While it primarily focuses on historical data analysis, features like Power BI real-time streaming and Azure Stream Analytics allow for near real-time data visualization. These features are still under development, so it’s important to consider your specific needs for real-time updates.

The cost of Power BI depends on your needs. There’s a free option for viewing reports, and paid licenses for creating and sharing them. sa.global can help you find the most cost-effective option for your organization.

Power BI offers tiered licensing:

  • Free: View and interact with shared reports.
  • Pro: Create reports, analyze data, and publish for colleagues.
  • Premium Capacity (Optional): For large deployments or high-performance needs (additional cost based on tier).

For specific pricing details, connect with our expert today.