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Business Software – Business Intelligence

What is Business Intelligence?

Business intelligence (BI) is a technology-driven process for analysing data and presenting actionable information help decision-makers in a business make more informed decisions. 

BI encompasses a wide variety of tools, applications and methodologies that enable organisations to collect data from internal systems and external sources, prepare it for analysis, develop and run queries against that data, and create reports, dashboards and data visualisations to make the analytical results available to corporate decision-makers, as well as operational workers.

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI is a collection of software services, apps and connectors that work together to turn your unrelated sources of data into coherent, visually immersive, and interactive insights.

Your data may be an Excel spreadsheet, or a collection of cloud-based and on-premises data warehouses. Power BI lets you easily connect to your data sources, visualise and discover what’s important, and share that with anyone you want.

Microsoft Power BI consists of: 

Power BI Desktop

A free windows desktop application you can install on your local computer, which lets you connect to, transform, and visualise your data.

Power BI Service

An online SaaS (Software as a Service) service, that allows you connect to data, create reports and dashboard, and ask questions of your data.

Mobile apps

A series of Power BI mobile apps available for Windows, iOS and Android devices, which enables you to monitor and access your business data anywhere, anytime. 

These three elements – Power BI Desktop, the service and the mobile apps = are designed to let people create, share and consume business insights in the way that serves them, or their role, most effectively.

A fourth element, Power BI Report Server, allows you to publish Power BI reports to an on-premises report server, after creating them in the Power BI Desktop.

Learn more about Microsoft Power BI

Power BI allows you to visualise and analyse your business’s data like never before. Click the button below to discover more information about Power BI, and how it can help your business make smarter, more beneficial decisions.