What is Microsoft Power BI?
Microsoft Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyse data and share insights. Monitor your business and get answers quickly with rich dashboards available on every device.
Power BI overview
Power BI dashboards provide a 360-degree view for business users with their most important metrics in one place. Updated in real time and available on all their devices users can explore the data behind their dashboard using intuitive tools that make finding answers easy. Creating a dashboard is simple thanks to over 50 connections to popular business applications. Complete with pre-built dashboards crafted by experts that help you get up and running quickly you can access your data and reports from anywhere with the Power BI Mobile apps. These update automatically with any changes to your data.
Data analysis, management information
If you are a data analyst delivering reporting and analytics to your organization, Power BI lets you be productive and creative with what you build. The Desktop is a feature-rich data ‘mashup’ and report authoring tool. Combine data from disparate databases, files, and web services with visual tools so that you understand and fix data quality and formatting issues automatically. With over 20 built-in visuals and a vibrant community of custom visualizations, you can create stunning reports that communicate your message effectively. Publish reports securely to your organization and setup automatic data refresh so everyone has the latest information.
Now you can unify all your organization’s data, whether in the cloud or on-premises. Using the Power BI gateways, you can connect SQL Server databases, Analysis Services models, and many other data sources to your same dashboards. If you already have reporting portals or applications, embed reports and dashboards for a unified experience.
- Your whole business on one dashboard – With Power BI on the web, monitor your important data from across your organization and from all the apps you rely on
- Create stunning interactive reports – Desktop gives you tools to transform, analyse, and visualize data. Share reports in seconds with your organization using Power BI on the web
- Consistent analysis across your organisation – With SQL Server Analysis Services on-premises and Azure Analysis Services in the cloud you can easily build robust, reusable models over your data to provide consistency across reporting and analysis in your organization
- Easily embed BI and analytics in your app – Deliver stunning interactive reports in your app with the Power BI Embedded service
Transform and clean data
Getting your data ready to analyze can be time-consuming. We’re on a mission to make it much simpler. Try the data shaping and modeling capabilities of Power BI Desktop and take back hours in your busy day.
Complete analytics life-cycle
The desktop solution is an elegant end-to-end solution for building analytics. The Desktop has all the capabilities to quickly connect, shape, visualize, and share data insights through Power BI.
Design once, view anywhere
We know you need to get data into the hands of decision makers when and where they need it. Power BI makes publishing and sharing your beautiful interactive reports easy.