5 Reasons to Choose Power BI for Business Analytics

Microsoft Power BI is a business intelligence platform that provides insights about your business by transforming your collection of data into visuals and reports. These insights help your business make data-driven decisions and generate the results you’ve been waiting for.

Below are five of the many reasons you should start analyzing data with Power BI!

1.) Use data to tell a story
Power BI’s customizable, single-page dashboards display your most important data as visualizations that paint a picture of your business. This allows you to easily monitor and gather insights in a consolidated view. Choose from maps, gauges, bubble charts, funnel diagrams, and more to present complex data in ways your entire team can understand.

2.) Connect data from all your sources
Power BI can gather data from hundreds of supported on-premises and cloud-based sources. Use these connectors to analyze your data in one place. With DirectQuery, Power BI is capable of supporting larger datasets without having to import the data beforehand.

3.) Package and deliver interactive reports
Create visually appealing reports that highlight data and provide deeper insights. Use pre-made data models or craft your own within Power BI. If you use Excel, you might be familiar with Microsoft Power Query. The self-service tool is also offered in Power BI, so you can save time even more time on data modeling.

4.) Access real-time analytics
Use up-to-the-minute data to make the most relevant and accurate business decisions. Stream data and update dashboards using factory sensors, social media sources, service usage metrics, or other time-sensitive data collectors or transmitters. See changes as they’re happening and get constant snapshots of your business with Power BI.

5.) Take advantage of industry-leading AI
Microsoft’s advanced artificial intelligence makes it easy for your team to turn raw data into functional machine learning models. The AI within Power BI enables it to track key performance indicators (KPIs) and find patterns within your data. An additional feature is Q&A, which lets you ask questions about your data using natural language to find answers instantly.

Power BI modernizes the way your business analyzes data. It is recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s 2021 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms and continues to help businesses gather insights that matter.

Contact a team member at Opal Business Solutions, your trusted Microsoft Gold Partner, to start diving into your data with Power BI!

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