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The Top 10 Reasons to Use Power BI

Updated: Jan 30, 2023

Before we delve into the top 10 reasons why your business would use Power BI. Let have a quick look at what Power BI is, what components make up the service and how it is licensed.

Top 10 Reasons to Use Power BI by Purenetworking

What is Microsoft Power BI?

Microsoft Power BI is a business intelligence tool that allows users to connect to and visualize data from various sources. The platform includes a variety of features, such as data modeling, data visualization, and data discovery, which can be used to create interactive dashboards and reports.

What are the components that make up Power BI?

The components of Power BI include:

  1. Power Query: a tool for data acquisition and transformation

  2. Power Pivot: a data modeling tool for creating relationships between data tables

  3. Power View: a tool for data visualization and exploration

  4. Power BI Desktop: a tool for creating reports and dashboards

  5. Power BI Service: a cloud-based service for sharing and collaborating on reports and dashboards

How is Power BI Licensed?

Power BI is licensed in a variety of ways depending on the needs of the organization.

  1. Power BI Free: This is a free version of Power BI that allows users to create and share reports and dashboards, with some limitations on data refreshes and the number of data sources that can be connected to.

  2. Power BI Pro: This is a paid version of Power BI that allows users to create and share reports and dashboards, with more frequent data refreshes and the ability to connect to more data sources. It also includes collaboration and sharing features for working with team members.

  3. Power BI Premium: This version of Power BI is intended for larger organizations and includes additional features such as larger data capacities, dedicated cloud resources, and advanced administration controls. Additionally, it also allows users to share reports and dashboards with external users outside of their organization.

  4. Power BI Embedded: This version of Power BI is intended for ISVs and developers who want to embed Power BI reports and dashboards into their own applications. This can be licensed on a capacity-based model, where you pay for the number of virtual cores and memory you need, or on a user-based model, where you pay for the number of users who access the embedded reports.

It's important to note that when using Power BI, a separate license is required for each user accessing the service, either through Power BI Pro, Power BI Premium or Power BI Embedded. It's also worth checking with your organization's IT department to see if they have any licensing agreements with Microsoft as the product can come with various Microsoft 365 enterprise plans.

Top 10 reasons to use Power BI

So here are the top 10 reason why a organisation would use Power BI...

  1. Connect to a wide variety of data sources

  2. Easily create interactive dashboards and reports

  3. Share and collaborate on reports and dashboards in real-time

  4. Access your data and insights from anywhere

  5. Schedule data refreshes to ensure you always have the most up-to-date information

  6. Use natural language queries to explore your data

  7. Create custom visualizations to suit your specific needs

  8. Utilize built-in machine learning capabilities to uncover hidden insights

  9. Easily integrate with other Microsoft tools, such as Excel and SharePoint

  10. Stay secure with built-in security and compliance features

Power BI Developers and Consultants

Purenetworking can help you get the most out of Power BI by providing expert consulting, training and support services. Our team of professionals have the experience and knowledge to help you maximize the potential of the platform, from data modeling and visualization, to creating custom reports and dashboards. With Purenetworking, you can ensure that your business is getting the most out of your investment in Power BI.

Please do contact us to discuss how we can help you get the most out of Microsoft Power Bi



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