Reports tell you what happened, but the best business intelligence software tells you what you really need to know – why it happened.
A strong BI tool will help you;
- Navigate your data to uncover the reasons behind performance, and use these insights to improve.
- Identify underperforming areas of the business.
- Benchmark performance between regions.
- Perform what-if analysis.
- Pinpoint the most profitable products and customers.
What is Power BI?
Power BI is part of the Office 365 suite by Microsoft.
It’s a Business Intelligence and reporting tool that works great with Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV. Connecting to a wide range of data sources, it allows you to easily create dashboards and reports.
Previously known as Excel PowerPivot, Query and View, it’s evolved into its own product; a hybrid cloud-based service and a desktop-based report builder.
Why Power BI?
Get a head start with Power BI Gold
Any data source
Mash up data from multiple data sources using protocols such as oData, and from an ever-growing list of cloud services such as MailChimp, Zendesk, Salesforce or Google Analytics.
Let machine learning do the heavy lifting; Quick Insights will highlight interesting data patterns and trends.
Ask any question
Natural language queries such as “Show my 2019 Sales by Brand” will generate a report on-the-fly with the relevant information.
Monthly updates introduce new features and functionality at a regular pace.