What is Power BI?
Industry Specialties: Serves all industries
Benefits and Insights
Key differentiators & advantages of Power BI
- Quickly Connect to and Prep Data: Data connectors rapidly draw data directly from its source without editing the original information. Power Query helps users match their data preparation process to their analysis requirements and prepare it for visualization or modeling in record time.
- Share Insights: Interactive reports make it easy for collaborators, clients and team members to explore reports and dive into the graphic to gain a better understanding of the data.
- Create a Data Literate Culture: Instead of spending valuable company time in meetings to explain metrics and reports, users can perform all their collaboration within the BI system. Loop in every relevant teammate and publish real-time visualizations to keep everyone up-to-date on vital information.
- Monitor and Administrate Business: Administrators can remotely check in on locations to explore compliance, data governance, usage and more from any endpoint in their organization. It offers a comprehensive overview of data consumption throughout the business and helps managers make more informed decisions.
- Strategize and Implement Business Plans: Mobile access gives managers insight into their business from anywhere and configurable reports keep relevant parties updated when triggers or thresholds are met. Widely sharable visualizations keep all members informed and make data-informed decisions based on past business performance.
- Enterprise-Grade Analytics at Self-Service Availability: This robust solution can handle large datasets from Hadoop, Hive and other big databases. It offers enterprise-level analysis, powerful semantics modeling, ALM toolkits and other necessary tools to all users, not just data analysts.
Microsoft serves a wide variety of the world’s industries and organizations, but some of its specialties include telecommunications, government, automotive, financial services, manufacturing, health, media and entertainment, education, retail, etc.
- Admin Portal: Gives managers access to an overview of BI infrastructure. They can monitor data consumption, customize user settings, assign capacity admins and track various metrics to monitor the system’s usage.
- Power Query: Also known as Get & Transform in Excel 2016, this feature offers data ingestion, integration, transformation, cleaning and enrichment from a variety of sources. Users can create custom filters or views, render Excel charts, add new data sources and search data within an organization.
- Data Manipulation: Excel integration lets data analysts model and customize data filters. They can prepare data with unpivot, filter, column by example and a range of other data manipulation tools that let them explore data as well as manage data relationships.
- Excel Integration: Users can draw formulas and tables directly from Excel and convert them into Power BI dashboards.
- Custom Narrative Visuals: Analysts can customize the colors and themes of reports in addition to how reports will be viewed by device.
- Power Platform: Combine Power BI with Power Automate and Power Apps to build custom business applications that fit your organization’s unique needs.
- No direct integration available for services like Vend POS or Shopify
- Graphical visualization is fairly limited as compared to other BI tools
- Doesn’t support SQL queries
- Comparatively difficult to work with huge data sets on Power BI
- Doesn’t let users build scheduled reports, personalized user views, personalized notifications, personalized security views or customizable reports
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Cost of Ownership for Microsoft Power BI
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