What is Power BI?

In this tutorial, we will learn what exactly Power BI is.

What is Power BI?

Power BI is a Data Visualization and Business Intelligence tool, a scalable platform for self-service. It converts data from sources to unified interactive dashboards and Intelligence reports. One can easily Connect to any data, visualize it, and easily integrate the visualizations into the daily-use apps you use. 

Multiple connectors, programs, and services are offered by Power BI. These services are built on mobile Power BI apps and SaaS, both of which are accessible on several platforms. Business users utilize this group of services to access data and create BI reports. The Power BI desktop tool is used to create reports, while the Power BI Service (SaaS - Software as a Service) is used to publish them. The reports and dashboards are seen using the Power BI mobile app. And all these different versions of Power BI are used on different Platforms. 

Why only Power BI

Here are some considerate points on reasons to use Power BI:

  • It is easy to connect to & visualize your data.
  • It allowed real-time dashboards updates.
  • it provides secure and reliable connections to data sources.
  • Easy to work together on the same data & collaboration on reports over other Microsoft Office applications such as Teams and Excel to get better insights into the data.
  •  It provides quick deployment and a secure environment.
  • It also provides pre-built dashboards in order to have a quick head start on data.