Microsoft Power BI: Business Intelligence Made Easy
Biggest Benefits of Microsoft Power BI
The biggest benefits of Microsoft’s Business intelligence includes the abilities to:
- Enable all employees to discover, analyze, and visualize data with secure and managed self-service BI
- Extend your on-premises data investment to the cloud
- Provide faster insights on any data while maintaining data governance and security
- With SQL Server 2016, provide mobile reports to all employees that render perfectly on any device
- Transform your data into intelligent action with the power of built-in advanced analytics
- Voted 9 years in a row as one of the best BI solutions by Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report
- Included in Operations, other wise known as the New Dynamics AX (7).
- A strong community with examples of customers data stories gallery
- Users have the ability to pin Power BI tiles into Operational workspaces thereby having relevant insights within reach
What is Power BI?
Power BI is an analytics solution that is available to be used by your whole organization.
Your whole business on one dashboard
With Power BI on the web, monitor your important data from across your organization and from all of the apps you rely on.
Create stunning interactive reports
Power BI Desktop gives you tools to transform, analyze, and visualize data. Share reports in seconds with your organization using Power BI on the web.
Consistent analysis across your organization
With SQL Server Analysis Services you can easily build robust, reusable models over your data to provide consistency across reporting and analysis in your organization.
Embedded visuals for your app
Integrate your work apps with Power BI to deliver rich, interactive reports and real-time dashboards to your users. Embed these visuals inside your app too.
Is Power BI included in Dynamics 365 pricing?
Power BI is free currently for 1 GB of data per user and its an external product, it will be an internal tool with the next release of the Dynamics 365 for operations, formerly known as AX (7). Further details are below:
- With Platform Update 1, the Enterprise SL will include the Power BI Pro license which provides this user access to PowerBI.com and the ability to mash up data from multiple data sources in addition to Dynamics 365 information.
- In addition, with the release of platform update 2, all subscription license types will include the Power BI Embedded license. This will allow all users access to the BI reports embedded within the Dynamics 365 Operations application.
- This continuous innovation by the Microsoft Dynamics AX, now referred to as Operations, developers really sets the software maker apart from the competition and continues to make great strides for their users.