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, enabling you to make effective data-driven decisions.
The biggest strength 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.
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.
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:
Microsoft Power BI unifies data from different sources to create interactive, immersive dashboards and reports that provide actionable insights and drive business results.