Power Business Intelligence, or Power BI, is a real-time business analytics solution developed from Microsoft that lets you visualize your data and share insights within your organization for better decision making. This business reporting tool allows you to embed insightful data to your app or website from the ability to connect to hundreds of data sources when utilized with Power BI create visuals your business can use such as dashboards and reports.
There are essentially 3 parts of Power BI,
- Power BI Desktop is the Windows Desktop Application.
- Power BI Service is the online cloud Software Services (SasS).
- Power BI Mobile Apps are the mobile user interfaces, apps, for Windows, iOS and Android Devices.
In addition, there are 3 Power BI licensing types:
- Power BI(free license) enables a user to consume content in a work space assigned to a Power BI Premium capacity and access to some of the features of the Power BI service for their own personal content in their My Workspace.
- Power BI Pro enables a user to collaborate with other Power BI Pro users by consuming content from, and sharing content with other users with a Power BI Pro license. Only users with a Power BI Pro license can publish content to app work spaces, share dashboards, and subscribe to dashboards and reports.
- Power BI Premium provides dedicated capacity to deliver more consistent performance and support larger data volumes in Power BI. Power BI Premium also enables widespread distribution of content by Pro users without requiring users who view the content to have Power BI Pro licenses.
In our fast-paced business environment, Power BI unifies data from many sources to create interactive, immersive dashboards and reports that provide actionable insights and drive business results:
- Connect to all your data and get a consolidated view across your business through a single pane of glass.
- Create ad-hoc analysis, live dashboards and interactive reports that are easy to consume on the web and across mobile devices.
- Build smart apps by infusing insights from your data and drive action with the power of the Microsoft Powerplatform.
2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms give Microsoft’ Power BI among it’s highest ratings:
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