Power BI Capabilities
Business intelligence and analytics are crucial for your business to make data-driven decisions, gain an edge over your competition, and enhance customer satisfaction.
Power BI offers game-changing features, including an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Automated machine learning also helps you find trends and gain actionable insights from historical data.
Whether on-premise or on the cloud, Power BI is an easy-to-use analytics tool to help you gain valuable insights from your data.
Data and Insights
Power BI is a collection of software services, apps, and connectors that work together to turn your unrelated data sources into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights.
It lets you easily connect to your data sources, visualise and discover what's important, and share that with anyone or everyone you want.
With Power BI, you are able to see all your organisation's past and present data in real-time and use it to make predictions. When combined with machine learning, Power BI finds patterns in your data, enabling you to make fully informed, data-driven decisions.
Power BI is made up of several elements working together to provide a sophisticated reporting experience.
- Power BI Desktop - a Windows desktop application allowing visual design and transformation of your data
- Power BI Service - an online SaaS (Software as a Service) service to host your reports and distribute them across your organisation
- Power BI Mobile - provides apps for Windows, iOS, and Android devices to view your reports and analytics on the go
Key Features and Benefits of Power BI
Data & Insights
Go from data to insights and insights to action with Microsoft Power Platform—combining Power BI with Power Apps and Power Automate to easily build business applications and automate workflows.
Know what’s happening now, not just in the past. From factory sensors to social media sources, get access to real-time analytics so you’re always ready to make timely decisions.
Create and share interactive data visualizations across global datacentres, including national clouds to meet your compliance and regulation needs.
Start visualising your data in seconds with an extensive library of data visualisations. Browse hundreds more in AppSource. Each visual has been tested and approved by Microsoft to integrate seamlessly with Power BI and provide valuable insights.
Extend data loss prevention and governance to Power BI users—including report sharing—with Microsoft Cloud App Security.
Meet both your self-service and enterprise data analytics needs on a single platform. Access powerful semantic models, an application lifecycle management (ALM) toolkit, an open connectivity framework, and fixed-layout, pixel-perfect paginated reports.
Simplify how you analyse and share large volumes of data. By using a no-limits Azure data lake, you’ll reduce the time it takes to get insights and increase collaboration between business analysts, data engineers, and data scientists.
Take advantage of the latest advances in Microsoft AI to help non-data scientists prepare data, build machine learning models, and find insights quickly from both structured and unstructured data, including text and images.
Quickly identify differences and move content from development and testing to production using the simple visual cues in deployment pipelines.