Microsoft’s Power BI (Business Intelligence) is the brand name for a portfolio of cloud-based business intelligence and analytics tools, in order to help clients analyse data and provide insights through rich, visual content from one central solution.
Power BI helps companies to develop insightful and powerful analysis through visualised data sets to enable them to make better and faster decisions. Providing a 360-degree view of all the relevant metrics in real-time, Power BI unifies all business data centrally, whether the decision is to host on-premise or in the cloud. Available on any device and easily integrated with ERP solutions like Microsoft Dynamics AX, Power BI comes with standard connectors no matter how it’s hosted.
Power BI facilitates the creation of business intelligence reports with the desktop application, plus the online version gives users the ability to create and view interactive reports from existing databases. Pre-built dashboards can be shared with anyone in the organisation, using pre-defined access rights. Power BI has a unique ability to associate category-level or quantitative data with spatial locations to generate reports which enlighten audiences.