By presenting your data in an easy to understand format, a BI solution helps you to have a better understanding of your business’ strengths and weaknesses while providing actionable metrics - making it a critical tool to ensure competitiveness and profitability.
Get Intelligent Insight from your data – any data, any way, anywhere
Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools to analyze data and share insights. Power BI dashboards provide a 360-degree view for business users with their most important metrics in one place, updated in real time, and available on all of their devices.
Power BI has in its DNA the goal of enabling everybody to experience their data any way, anywhere – in seconds and at global scale. Power BI can unify an organization’s data, whether in the cloud or on premises. Using Power BI gateways and connectors, users can connect SQL Server databases, Oracle, SAP Hana, Sybase, Teradata, Analysis Services models, and many other data sources to their dashboards in Power BI.
You can stream data and update dashboards in real-time.
The devices and sources of streaming data can be factory sensors, social media sources, service usage metrics, and anything else from which time-sensitive data can be collected or transmitted.
When creating or editing a Power BI report, there are many different types of visuals available for you to use. These visuals display in the Visualizations panel.
Custom visuals to enable business users to see their data in a way that fits the business best. Report authors can then import the custom visuals files into their reports and use them as any other Power BI visuals.
Publish to the web
With Power BI Publish to web, you can easily embed interactive Power BI visualizations online, such as in blog posts, websites, through emails or social media, on any device. You can also easily edit, update, refresh or un-share your published visuals.
When you use Publish to web, the report or visual you publish can be viewed by anyone on the Internet. There is no authentication used when viewing these reports.
Integration with Microsoft apps & services
As creator or admin of an app workspace in Power BI or in Office 365, you manage some aspects of the workspace in Power BI. Other aspects you manage in Office 365.
Power BI app workspaces are great places to collaborate with your colleagues on dashboards, reports, and datasets to create apps. That's what workspaces are designed for -- collaboration. Office 365 offers other group services such as sharing files on OneDrive for Business, conversations in Exchange, shared calendar and tasks, and so on.
Power BI Mobile
Power BI offers a set of mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows 10 mobile devices. In the mobile apps, you connect to and interact with your cloud and on-premises data.
All reports and dashboards are available in the Power BI mobile apps, whether they're on premises or in the cloud.