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Microsoft Power BI for Effective Data Access & Analysis

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Published on 13 Jun.




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Microsoft Power BI is a cloud-based business intelligence technology. It is part of the Office 365 suite and a component of Microsoft’s portfolio for business intelligence (BI). With the cloud service, data can be evaluated and visualized in real time and in a self-service process. Self Service Business Intelligence makes data analysis as easy as possible, so that in principle everyone in the company can create evaluations and reports if required.

Power BI supports business users in accessing data and analyzing it with user-friendly tools such as dashboards or reports and presenting the results. Power BI is designed so that business users can easily gain insights from their data and thus make informed business decisions.

Like other Microsoft technologies, Power BI is a mixture of local on-premise and cloud components. Power BI includes a whole set of cloud-based services such as Power Query and Power Map, and the previously existing Power Pivot and Power View have also been included in Power BI.

The most important functions of Microsoft Power BI at a glance:

Power Map: Formerly known as GeoFlow, Power Map enables the creation of animated maps and time-dependent reports with 3D visualization capabilities.

Power Query: Formerly known as Data Explorer, Power Query provides a more fluid, open environment for data analysis than Excel does with the Power Pivot Import tool. Power Query enables data to be found, combined and refined from a variety of different sources and, together with its catalog and on-premise data integration, forms the basis for BI in self-service.

Power View: With Power View, users can create slides and interactive reports. Because most BI data typically contains different types of geographic information, Power View can also display data on maps and visualize it in 2D.

Data Management Gateway. While Power BI is published and analyzed in the cloud, Microsoft has realized that its customers prefer to analyze a lot of the underlying data locally. The Power BI architecture also includes the Data Management Gateway, which allows users to manage, analyze and integrate data locally in their own data center within the cloud publishing infrastructure.

Q&A: Just as Google has fundamentally changed the way the world discovers and interacts with the Internet with its search engine, Q&A is based on an intelligent, semantic machine that the user does not fully use Must know the data structure and column names. Instead, he or she can enter a query in a very simple search form. Free language can also be used to directly ask questions about the application. Power BI automatically determines an answer based on the question and presents it on the monitor.

The basic version of Power BI is free and does not require an Office 365 subscription. Access is either via the offered mobile applications or directly in the browser. Above all, the paid version offers additional collaboration functions and better data update rates.

Microsoft Power BI Reports & KPIs from Dynamics 365

 

Overview of The Advantages & Possibilities with Microsoft Power BI – Integration in Dynamics 365

 

Due to increasing digitization in companies, the amount of data available is continuously increasing. This trend is called big data. Power BI is available so that you can always keep an overview. The Microsoft Powertool for processing and visualizing large amounts of data creates impressive reports and KPI dashboards for managing directors and decision-makers. How to use your data from Dynamics 365 CRM and existing KPIs ideally?

Thanks to its extremely versatile interfaces, Power BI can be connected to a large number of databases and data sources. These include:

  • Access databases.
  • Azure SQL Databases/Data Warehouses/Blob Storages/Spark on Azure HDInsight.
  • Excel tables with format.xslx/.xlsm/.csv
  • IBM databases (Db2/Informix/Netezza).
  • Google BigQuery.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 / Exchange Online / NAV / Business Central.
  • SAP databases (HANA / Business Warehouse application server).

To illustrate the size of the amount of data, you have to take a look at the maximum number of data per column. That is almost 2 million data at the moment. That is much. Very much.

The Functions of Power BI Pro at A Glance

 

Companies of any size can use Power BI Pro for individual users

Enable the following functions at targeted prices:

  • 360° view of customer data and KPIs in visual dashboards.
  • Analyzes and reports are updated in real time with the latest data.
  • Connection of countless different (on-premise) data sources possible.
  • Application lifetime management.
  • Drilldown dashboards for impressive visual presentation.
  • of company data from various sources.
  • Native integration in Excel, Dynamics 365 and PowerApps.
  • Mobile access to data thanks to the Power BI Mobile App.
  • Self-service options.
  • Templates for reports, dashboards and reports.
  • Share reports, insights and dashboards with other Pro users.

An Option for Large Companies – The Power BI Premium Edition

 

Large companies operating worldwide can use Power BI Premium Edition to switch from licensing per user to resource-based licensing. In the premium version, any number of users can access Power BI. This is a clear advantage for the complex management of a large number of local data sources with a large number of users:

  • Integration into national Azure clouds possible.
  • Publish paginated reports.
  • Virtual calculations in up to 7 V cores.

Power BI Extensions 2020 – Artificial Intelligence Support Is Becoming a Reality

 

Microsoft Power BI simplifies the derivation of insights from transaction and observation data by companies. It helps companies create a data culture where employees can make decisions based on facts rather than opinions.

Microsoft regularly releases bundled innovations for existing products in order to continuously increase the user experience and to further improve both quality and security. The improvements are published in stages, known as release waves.

For the upcoming release Wave 2020-1, Power BI is investing in four key areas that are driving a data culture: self-service analyzes for everyone, a uniform platform for corporate BI, large data analyzes with Azure data services and pervasive artificial intelligence (AI).

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