What is Power BI?
Power BI is Microsoft’s very own business intelligence platform and data visualisation tool. It allows you to quickly connect your data, prepare and model it to provide you with insights and analysis you need.
Power BI brings together information and data from multiple sources including Microsoft and third-party applications, into an easy to understand and clear format. This gives organisations the power to transform static and siloed data into interactive visuals, create customised real-time dashboards, and extract business intelligence for enhanced insights and informed decision making.
It puts business intelligence and insights into the hands of the people who need it, right at the point they need it, and without the requirement for day-to-day specialised support. Power BI data is live and automated, so you’ll have confidence that the information you’re seeing is the latest version.
Through personalised dashboards and a vast range of visuals, Power BI also lets you to reveal the story behind your data in a compelling and easy to view way.
Microsoft Power BI tools and features
Power BI acts as a data visualisation tool, transforming data into charts, images, graphs and even videos that visually tell the story of the numbers and provide insights.
Powerful, real-time data
Power BI enables you to connect business data and view insights in real-time, reducing manual entry and outdated data. With Power BI, reports and dashboards show real-time data which reflects the current situation, not the one yesterday, last week or even last quarter.
Microsoft BI integrates with Excel, has custom connectors and seamlessly works across Microsoft Power Platform, bringing together Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents. It can be layered across a number of stand-alone data sources or integrated as part of your Microsoft Azure environment.
Connect multiple data sources
Power BI connects to 150+ data sources, including Excel, SQL, Oracle, Google Analytics, CRM systems, EPOS systems and accountancy software, enabling you to generate powerful and accurate reports and insights.
Power BI can further enable you to embed visualisations into apps or your website.
Collaborate on reports
You can collaborate on and share Power BI reports and dashboards with colleagues in Power BI workspaces or in Teams – sharing visibility and management of dashboards, reports, and data sheets. You can also share a report or dashboard with people inside or outside of your organisation.
Why choose Microsoft Power BI?
Microsoft Power BI enables data-driven decision making based on accurate real-time data. Power BI enables you to leverage the power of your data and share this across your organisations. You will be able to:
Create interactive dashboards
Develop reports with actionable insights
Integrate and combine date from multiple sources and applications
Protect your data with data loss prevention
Create paginated reports
See real-time analytics
What Microsoft Power BI services do BCN provide?
As a Microsoft Gold Partner and Direct CSP, our job is to support, advise and guide you on your ongoing journey of data and digital transformation. We provide end to end services to support you at every stage:
Power BI Consultancy
If you want your business to be more data-driven but are unsure what you need, what’s involved, or how to begin, our Business Intelligence consultants can guide and advise you. Support and advice includes: increasing efficiency; strategy planning; integration support; data management; assistance with reports; training; bespoke development and customisation.
Power BI Development
Whether you’re just starting out with Power BI and you need data visualisations and reports building, or you want to extend and enhance your existing data functionality, our specialist Power BI consultants can create a power BI reporting solution for your business provide you with the support you need. Connect, integrate and better understand your data, transforming it into insights. Facilitate informed decision making and become a data-driven organisation.
Power BI Migration
It may be that you’re using legacy data visualisation solutions, Microsoft Excel, or no solution at all. Whatever your situation, as a highly experienced Microsoft Gold Partner we can help with the entire migration process onto your new Power BI system.
Power BI Optimisation
Using our consultative approach, we can help develop any areas that require improvement so that your team and your business are able to reach their full potential. This includes: reviewing and optimising your current licensing mix; improving existing dashboards; creating new enhanced reports and dashboards; training and upskilling your team; introduce best practice and standardisation; review and assess your current hosting environment for any gaps in security of cost efficiency.
Our Power BI clients
“We needed the solution to give us clear measures to the capacity and demand tracker but for it to be presented in a format so we can easily see where the pressure in the system is before it exceeds capacity. This solution simply did not exist before and is now guiding our decision-making process, putting us in a far better position to keep services running smoothly. It has really improved communication and conversations across the board.”
“We were struggling with the speed at which we were having to reconfigure beds during the COVID pandemic. Our core systems did not show a true picture, in real time, the constantly changing bed compliment. We spent time together agreeing the specification. The Power App which was built it is exactly what we envisaged and more importantly, intuitive and simple to use. It’s been an absolute game changer for us and something we’ve never had before, and the teams love it.”
Why choose BCN Group as your Power BI partner?
Microsoft Gold Partner
We have delivered hundreds of successful data projects involving architecting and delivering exceptional BI and analytics solutions for our clients.
100% focus on delivering business goals
BCN Group aren’t interested in delivering a solution, it has to be the right solution. From the outset we focus on delivering against your needs, goals and objectives to deliver the perfect solution.
Our dedicated team of data specialists are highly experienced in helping organisations to understand, adapt and implement data transformation projects. No jargon, just industry-leading advice, support and expertise.
Find out how BCN Group can support your business
Get in touch with the BCN Group team today to start using Power BI and ensure your business is using data to drive strategy.