Power BI is a powerful business intelligence tool that simplifies the task of collating, managing and analysing data from a wide variety of sources. Power BI can connect with a range of data sources, both cloud-based and on-premises. You can make better informed decisions by integrating your data platforms with Power BI.
Why Integrate with Power BI?
One of Power BI’s best features is that it can integrate data from multiple sources of different types. It is an extensive tool for building interactive analyses, allowing users to create a common data model and aggregate data from many sources such as databases, online services, and more.
Power BI Data Sources
With Power BI, users can connect to different files, SQL databases, and even web-based platforms including Facebook, Google Analytics, and Salesforce.
Power BI Pro integrates with Microsoft products, and third-party platforms, so users are spoiled for choice about where they want to pull data from.
Some popular Microsoft solutions you can connect Power BI to include:
- Office 365
- Dynamics 365
Users can extend Power BI’s native connectivity to new data sources using Custom Connectors for Power BI, or Microsoft Flow. These are only a few of the data sources that can pair with Power BI. More and more connections are being added so that users can use almost any source to generate data reports and visualisations easily.
There are more than 120 free data connectors built for extending Microsoft’s Power BI capabilities, which include marketing, sales, project management, productivity, IT, and finance applications.
Power BI for Mobile
Once the data has been integrated, it can be viewed on mobile devices.
Power BI has native apps for Android phones and tablets, iOS devices, and Windows 10 devices.
With these and a host of other features, businesses would do well to incorporate this incredible business intelligence tool in their processes to optimise operations. Contact our team for more information on Microsoft Power BI and other effective business intelligence software.