What is Power BI
Power BI is a business analytics tool that allows users to visualize their data and share their analysis across the organization. As employees working with data and its analysis learning Power BI can be a major add-on to their performance.
Why employees must be trained in Power BI
Time-Saving and Ease of Use
Imagine you get an excel sheet with thousands of entries. Then you are asked to make charts and graphs for some specific attributes. All this can be a cumbersome task. Power BI does all of this in a few clicks.
While organizing data and visualizing it in Excel was the go-to method, it was time-consuming and prone to errors mainly because the data had to be manually extracted/pulled from multiple applications and databases.
Power BI automatically pulls data from all these multiple sources and gives the user a unified viewing pane. From here the user can quickly organize it and develop graphs and charts out of it to analyze the data.
Power BI cloud service provides one with handy tools. For instance, when you upload a data set on the power BI cloud, you get the opportunity to run algorithms on it. The utility of these algorithms is that they enable you to analyze the data set like never before.
Power BI’s catchy visual graphics can demonstrate cause and effect and relationships between different data groups for improved understanding. These visuals can then be easily pinned to the dashboard.
Dashboard making is simple and doesn’t take a lot of time. The first dashboard drafts can be made under 15 minutes, which can be later customized and socialized/shared.
The feedback from the socialization can easily and quickly be incorporated into the dashboard. The proof of concepts can be developed quicker and then the IT team can help to bring the dashboard to life.
Power BI offers high-level customization by changing reporting tools, visualizations, and appearances according to the user’s wish.
NLP powered Queries
Power BI cloud services provide the feature of Natural Language Query. In this, one can type a question in plain English instead of SQL or other data analysis languages and Power BI will provide insights based on your query.
Power Query is a self-learning tool available in Power BI. It makes loading, extracting and transforming data easy. Grouping data, pivoting and unpivoting data, adding data quality checks and rules are various options provided by this tool.
Import R Visuals
R programming is a programming language of choice these days having a sizeable visual library. It, however, has a steep learning curve. Power BI provides one the option of importing R visuals by writing codes in R language. A combination of this makes using the Power BI very effective and powerful.
Connect to multiple Data Sets
Power BI enables users to connect to multiple data sets. The graphs and charts generated by Power BI can be shared with other Power BI users in the company.
Users also get the option of verbally interacting with Cortana and get their queries solved as Power BI also inculcates Natural Language Processing.
Power BI’s Fast Insight feature allows users to design subsets of data which can be further analyzed.
The Hybrid Deployment Support allows users to connect with many data sources such as Microsoft and other vendors.
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