Power BI is a collective name for a number of Business Intelligence services developed by Microsoft, which are largely based on cloud computing. Solutions available as part of Power BI help users collect, process and analyze data based on a visually attractive user interface. In this article, we present a few arguments in favor of using the Power BI capabilities.
Integration with other solutions from the Microsoft family
Power BI is a toolkit that is integrated with other tools from Microsoft. The most expressive examples are integration with Microsoft Teams (easier sending of reports in the chat window) and broad integration with Microsoft Excel (analyzing data based on data imported from a spreadsheet). In addition, integration with Power Platform, Power Automate, Power Apps and the ability to easily share reports using OneDrive or SharePoint.
Support for data from various sources
Thanks to Power Query, it is possible to access data from various sources. With Power Query Editor, you can easily shape and combine data with a wide variety of structures. Data shaping is about transforming your data source into a form that meets the Power BI requirements.
High work efficiency
Extremely fast access to data in the cloud is provided by Azure Synapse Analytics, which combines data integration, data warehousing and big data analytics. It is a solution that offers 14x faster data access and 94% lower costs compared to other service providers of this type *.
Use of AI and Machine Learning
The use of innovative technologies such as machine learning (Azure Machine Learning) and artificial intelligence.
Microsoft is constantly investing in security improvements
Microsoft is committed to providing a durable and secure data structure in the cloud. Services from Microsoft aimed at data security include Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) or Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), Bring Your Own Keys (BYOK), Azure AD Business-to-Business (AAD B2B).
Availability on mobile devices
Thanks to Power Bi Mobile, you can access data from anywhere in the world from a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet.
Not only Microsoft is behind Power Bi, but also a huge user community. It is estimated that the community around Power BI has approximately 500,000 users. Many of them constantly provide feedback on the solutions used and contribute to the improvement of the functionalities available under Power BI.
It is estimated that Power BI is used by over 75,000 users per month. It is estimated that Power BI is used by over 75,000 users per month.
* as stated in the Microsoft brochure.