Why implement Power BI, here are some key benefits
Microsoft with its proven track record in the field of technology has come to the forefront with the introduction of its compelling analytics tool, Power BI. Power BI is a cloud-based tool that requires no capital expenditure or infrastructure support regardless of the size of the business. Typical of all Microsoft cloud services, implementation of Power BI embedded is rapid and trouble-free. It's a powerful, low-cost analytics and reporting platform that is renowned for its simplicity and effectiveness.
Here are a few key benefits you can harvest when you implement Microsoft Power BI tool:
1. Minimal upfront costs
That’s one of the most important reasons why many organizations implement Power BI. As it is minimal cost, it also makes it less risky. Power BI is a subscription-based service that does not require buying licenses, support, etc. In fact, NAV customers have access to the free version where they can subscribe and build their own dashboards as I had just demonstrated. To get started, you can subscribe and instantly start creating your own dashboards.
2. Data is More Accessible Than Ever Before
Data accessibility is the USP of Power BI. It was built to integrate with Microsoft technology, such as SharePoint documents or SQL databases. But it enhances non-Microsoft solutions, too. In fact, Power BI currently connects to 60 common software solutions your business already uses and pulls data into a centralized, easy-to-use dashboard. Some of them are ( Spark, Hadoop, Google, Analytics, SAP, Salesforce, MailChimp)
3. Access reports across multiple platforms
Whether you’re a salesperson on the road meeting with clients, or you’re a CEO vacationing and would like to get a quick update on sales, Power BI brings the reports to your laptop or mobile device.
Dashboards, reports, and datasets are at the heart of Power BI. Users can create personalized dashboards, which combine on-premises and cloud-born data in a single view.
4. Seamless setup
Very little engineering resources are needed to use Power BI. In fact, some instances don’t require any engineering at all. Managers simply need to create an API key and plug it into the software. If your organization already uses Microsoft systems (such as Office 365), using Power BI will feel natural as it integrates easily with Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams.
Aside from these awesome benefits Power BI also lets users handle data and gives them the power of understanding and manipulating data. Users get a knowledge of how to format or shape any piece of information in a certain way and how to fix it at the source itself. Query Editor, one of the effective features of Power BI Desktop, allows many customary transformations like changing data types, transforming by adding a new column, splitting & merging, and adding a query.
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